6th Form Admissions

Sixth Form Open Evening

Tuesday 29th January 2019
Doors Open 5pm
Head Master’s Presentations at 5.30pm and 7pm

Admissions Process

Our online application form for 2019 entry will be on the website w/b 28 January 2019.
Deadline for applications is Wednesday 27 February 2019
Conditional offers are made before Easter and confirmed on GCSE results day.

Sixth Form Admissions Requirements

Due to the changes to GCSEs, which are now graded on a 9-1 scale*, we have adjusted our points system for entry into Sixth Form. We will look at the top eight predicted GCSE grades, using the following points system:

Old GCSEs/IGSEs Numerical grades for new GCSEs
Grade A* A B C 9 8 7 6
Worth 8.5 7 5.5 4 9 8 7 6


Entry into Year 12 will require a minimum of 57 points from the top eight GCSEs. A minimum grade of 5 is required for English and Maths.

*IGCSEs and GCSEs that have not yet transferred to the new system are graded using the old A*-C scale

"Coming to Pate's in the 6th Form was the best decision I ever made!" (Year 12 Pupil)