Sixth Form Life

The Sixth Form at Pate’s is an exciting place to be.  At that time in their lives when students are beginning to think about what their future might hold, and what impact they will have on the world, Pate’s Sixth Form is a seedbed for big ideas and ambitious plans.

These two years are a time to learn new ways of working, in preparation for the independence of university or other training opportunities; students are encouraged to take more responsibility for their studies, proactively seeking out knowledge to enhance their understanding beyond the curriculum.

Our students are offered the chance to study for an Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), to undertake work experience and to attend a myriad of subject and careers-related talks in order to stimulate their interest and perhaps lead them down paths that they might not at first have considered. Beyond the classroom there is a wealth of opportunities to contribute to the wider life of the school and beyond by taking on responsibilities such as becoming a House or Committee official, leading teams or developing new groups and societies.

We depend upon our Sixth Form students to be role models for the rest of the school; they are our best ambassadors and we are unfailingly proud and awestruck at their maturity, energy and creativity. 

"“The school sets out to have a community that is based on relationships rather than rules.” (Ofsted)