Joining Marling Sixth Form

Applications are now open for September 2022.

The online application form is below, together with details about forthcoming open events and how to access a range of information about what's on offer in our sixth form. If you were unable to attend our online open evening on 27th November 2021, you can access some of the material below and you can also take a virtual tour of the school.

Apply to Marling Sixth Form

We hope that you were able to attend Marling Sixth Form’s Virtual Open Evening on 18th November - and that you found it useful and inspiring. Please do contact us if you still have any specific questions that you were unable to ask. If you were unable to attend, you can view much of the material from the evening below.

If you would like to apply to join our sixth form in September 2022 our preferred application method is the online form, which is available via this link.

This form will save your changes, so if you are unable to complete it in one session, you can return to it at another time and continue from where you left it.

While this is our preferred method of application, if you are unable to apply online, a printable copy of the application form is available below. You will also find information about what you need to choose when completing your application form (What you will study at Marling) and the full 2022 Curriculum Guide. 

The address for postal applications is as follows:

Mr Farr, Head of Marling Sixth Form, Marling School Sixth Form, Cainscross Road, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 4HE.

Please submit your application by 18th February. Applications received by the deadline are not dealt with on a first come first served basis.


Enter Virtual Open Evening

A Level Evening - 27 January 2022

We hope to be able to offer prospective students a chance to find out about A level subjects at an onsite A Level Evening on Thursday 27th January. Booking will be required and places will initially be offered to people who registered for the event in November. Booking will open three weeks before the event. Look out for an email. 

Discovery Day - Saturday 12th February

On Saturday 12th February, Marling Sixth Form is holding a Discovery Day from 9am - midday. This is a chance for prospective students who are new to Marling School to find out more about what it would be like studying at Marling. 

Details about how to book a place will be provided in the new year.

Chat to Marling Sixth Formers

This section is to help you find out about life at Marling Sixth Form. Scroll through the profiles below to read about and contact individual students.
  • Hi, I’m Jess. I’m studying English Literature, Drama and Sociology, and my Breadth Option is Creative Writing. My main focus within my student leadership role is mental wellbeing and providing support for all students throughout their years at Marling. I want to make sure that during my time as a part of the leadership team, students at Marling feel confident in speaking about any issues they face and feel our school is a welcoming and inclusive environment. Following my A-Levels at Marling Sixth Form, I plan on starting an apprenticeship of some kind or travelling during a gap year, as I feel heading straight into the workplace is the best path for me to take. In my spare time I enjoy writing, reading and above all spending time with my friends and family. If you’d like to ask me about anything please feel free to email me:
  • Hi I’m Scott, and I study Maths at Marling. I’m passionate about accelerating students talents and creating a supportive learning environment. I’ve been programming since I was 7 years old, and during my spare time run two software companies. Marling has both supported and enabled me along my journey and as Head Boy I aim to support other students as much as possible. In my spare time, I play guitar and produce music. After Sixth Form I aim to continue growing my businesses and expanding into new territories. If you have any questions or concerns, or would just like a general chat, feel free to email me:
  • My name is Joanna and I am one of the Deputy Head girls at Marling! I am currently studying Sociology, Psychology and English Literature with a Breadth Option of EPQ. I would like to study Criminology at degree level to become a policing detective or to work with the National Crime Agency after A-levels. My main aspiration is to develop Marling's involvement in external initiatives such as charity work and creating groups of schools to form communities. These could support one another to improve areas such as student mental health, enrichment and post-education opportunities. In my free time I am active in volunteer work across numerous charities and small communities to impact outside of my education simultaneously gaining work experience and doing what I truly love. If you have any questions regarding Marling then please email me:
  • Hi, I’m Matt. I’m studying French, History, Maths and Further Maths. As a member of the student leadership team, I help to support and strengthen the school community, within both the lower school and the sixth form. I also take part in the Scholars’ Programme, which aims to help students prepare for competitive university applications. Outside of school, my main passion is rowing. I have competed at a national level for several years, and currently train with Gloucester-Hartpury Rowing Club. After I’ve completed my A Levels, I plan on going to university. Although at the moment I don’t know exactly what I'd like to study, I’m currently considering economics. If you’d like to ask me anything, please feel free to email me:
  • Hi I’m Lily. I’m studying Politics, History and Art. My Breadth Option is EPQ and I’m also doing the Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award. In school I want to focus on mental health and student behaviour towards each other to create a positive and comfortable setting. For the time we’ve been in school, I have been part of the Debate Club. Outside of school I enjoy music and playing the piano. I am currently working towards my grade eight singing. I also enjoy sewing and embroidery. Before lockdown, I was part of a regular sewing club. I plan on taking a gap year to travel and then go on to study law at university. If you have any questions regarding Marling then please email me:
  • Tas Mota
    Hi I’m Tasmiyah. I am studying History, Geography and Politics and doing EPQ as my Breadth Option. I am hoping to study Politics and International Relations at University, and I hope to practice law one day. I have been presented with so many opportunities at Marling and felt so much support from my teachers, especially when I ran for Member of Youth Parliament. My main focus as a member of the student leadership team is to strengthen the relationship between the upper and lower school by coming up with new innovative ideas to connect students. I plan to focus on mental health and wellbeing. After these turbulent times we’ve had, as I’ve realised how important it is to take care of ourselves and one another. Outside of school, I hold the rank of Sergeant at my cadet group. I am a member of my local Parkrun and a keen tennis player. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me:
  • Hi I’m Alex and I’m studying Geography, Business Studies and Psychology at Marling Sixth Form. Something that is personal to me, and where the school stands out, is the AEN (additional education needs) department. As someone with dyslexia the AEN programme has always, and continues to, support me. Being part of the student leadership team gives me the chance to give back to the school that has helped me. Through this I will also gain a lot of experience in dealing with people's problems and communicating with different types of people. This is what I love: happiness is something that everyone deserves and school especially should be a place people feel comfortable and that’s what I want for everyone. If you want to contact me and ask me anything then my email is:

Take a tour of our school

Information for students


Student Handbook

Below you can find the Marling Sixth Form Student Handbook providing details about our current policies and procedures. 

Transition work
The summer work booklet - below - provides additional scholarship tasks to help with transition to A Level work and can also be used to help with super-curricular study throughout the A Level course. It may be useful to read this alongside the Curriculum Guide, which is available further down this page, when considering which A Level subjects to choose.

Life in Lockdown

Some of our Y12 students put together a video showing the sorts of thing they got up to in lockdown. We hope you enjoy watching it and that it gives you a glimpse of the variety of activities our students do, even at such challenging times.