September 2023 Entry

Applications for September 2023 are now closed. We do not accept late applications however, you can contact us on GCSE results day (01242 523169), and we will allocate any available spaces then.

Admissions Criteria

For admission to the Pate’s Sixth Form a student must have:

  • A minimum total ‘points’ score across their best 8 GCSE grades of 57 points.

  • A minimum score of 5 in both Mathematics and English

  • A predicted GCSE grade of at least a 7 in any subject to be studied at A Level, as specified in the Sixth Form Prospectus. If a student is not studying GCSE or iGCSE, then ENIC equivalency must be sought by the applicant.

For those students taking traditional GCSEs please use the table below to work out equivalent points.

Full details of admissions criteria can be found in the Admissions Policy. Note the Sixth Form Admissions start from page 7.

Traditional GCSE Grade





Equivalent Points





Admission Process

Applications for September 2023 Entry open at midday on Monday 23rd January 2023 and will close at midday on Monday 27th February 2023. 

Conditional Offers will be made by Easter.

Places will be confirmed on GCSE Results Day.

Admission Queries

All admissions queries should be addressed to

Sixth Form Prospectus

The Sixth Form Prospectus is available here.
We also have a tour of the Sixth Form available to watch. This was filmed during lockdown and has a former student giving a tour of the Sixth Form facilities.