Admissions September 2020

Thank you for your interest in Marling Sixth Form. The admissions section gives you the latest information about the application process for students wishing to join us in September 2020. If you weren't able to attend our virtual induction day on 8th July, you can view the information from the event below. In the rest of this section you can chat to our students, read about our last sixth form open evening, including advice on choosing A Level subjects, and find out about our admission policy for September 2021.

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 Joe. I’m studying Drama, English Literature and History. My Breadth Option is Gold DofE. In school I take part in the school debating society and school plays and musicals. This year we put on Lionel Bart's Oliver! in which I played Fagin. As Head Boy my main focus has been developing student voice in the sixth form and the lower school in order to ensure everyone feels their opinion is valued and to improve everyday life for students. I also co-chair and run the School Council alongside Katy. My main hobbies and interests are performance and public speaking, but I also really enjoy hiking and travelling. After school finishes I'm considering taking a gap year before doing either a Film Studies, History or Performance qualification at a higher level. If you'd like to ask me about anything, please email me:
  • Hi I’m Katy. I’m studying History, Psychology and Business. My Breadth Option is Gold DofE.Through my role in the school council and the leadership team I support the younger years to create a wider sense of community throughout the school, bringing sixth form and lower school together. As well as this, I get involved with politics and have also taken part in the University of Bristol’s Access to Bristol scheme studying social sciences. Outside of school I street dance competitively with my team and help teach choreography to younger dance students. I am also involved with the Gloucestershire Police Cadets and I hope to become a Junior Leader in September. After year 13, I plan on studying either History or Psychology at university. If you'd like to ask me about anything please email me:
  • Hi I’m Pablo. I’m studying Politics, History and Art. My Breadth Option is Classical Studies. In my student leadership role I focus on mental health and I also spend some time involved in school politics. I also take part in the University of Bristol’s Access to Bristol scheme, studying theology. Outside school I really enjoy DJing, playing bass and guitar and playing cricket. I also love going to festivals over summer, going to gigs and playing in a band. After year 13, I’d like to have a gap year to spend some time abroad, before going to university. In the longer term I’d like to work for the Foreign Office or an NGO (Non-Governmental Organisation). If you'd like to ask me about anything please email me:
  • Hi I’m Imogen. I’m studying Drama, Music Technology and Psychology. My Breadth Option is EPQ, for which I am writing a play on youth crime committed in the UK. My main interest in school is Marling Girls’ Choir, which I started at the beginning of the academic year with five friends. I hope to carry this on next year with the new Year 12’s and hopefully it will exist for many years to come. Also, as part of my student leadership role, I focus on mentoring and coaching. This is really important to me as I want to build strong links between sixth formers and lower school. My main passion is Musical Theatre, so after my A-Levels at Marling Sixth Form I hope to study at a Drama School or Music Conservatoire. My ambition is to work in the West End in London when I have completed my training but I would also love to travel and see the world! If you'd like to ask me about anything please email me:
  • Hi I’m Miki. I’m studying: Biology, Chemistry and Psychology. My Breadth Option is EPQ (Extended Project Qualification). I represent the first team for school football, having captained the Marling school team for five years. As an aspiring medic I am a key member and soon-to-be leader of the in-school Medical Society (MEDSOC) as well as the in-school Dissection Club. To develop my understanding of medicine at a university level, I took part in the eight-week Access to Bristol: Pathways to Health Sciences Programme at the University of Bristol. The majority of my free time outside of school is spent playing football, representing many football teams over the years. These have included FGR, WBA Dev and District as well as County teams. I enjoy going to music festivals in the summer and spending time with friends. If you'd like to ask me about anything please email me:
  • Hi I’m Caitlin. I’m studying Politics, History and Sociology. My Breadth Option is Creative Writing. In school I am interested in encouraging students to become more politically active and have helped to arrange hustings for the candidates at election time. I have also been involved in setting up an Amnesty group in school and in creating podcasts on a range of topical issues. Outside of school I enjoy music and playing guitar. I love horse riding and anything outdoors! If you'd like to ask me about anything please email me:

Life in Lockdown

Some of our Y12 students have put together a video showing the sorts of thing they have been getting up to in recent weeks. We hope you enjoy watching it and that it gives you a glimpse of the variety of activities our students do, even at times like this.

A Level Preparatory Work September 2020

  • The A Level Preparatory Work booklet - available below - provides prospective A Level students with a range of tasks to help with transition from GCSE to A Level work in the subjects chosen for sixth form study. Some of the work is required for September, while other material is suggested for students who would like to develop their knowledge of the subject and make use of the time between now and September to explore some of the interesting topics in greater depth. The accompanying booklets for Maths and Spanish are also available below. We hope this material provides a fascinating and thought-provoking insight into the world of A Level study.

Admission Information


All students who applied for a place in Marling Sixth Form have now been sent a letter offering a conditional place for September together with A Level preparatory work to help with the transition from GCSE to A Level study and an induction pack. 

We understand that there will be numerous questions about sixth form applications and plans for September at this time. While we can't answer all your questions right now, we will do our best to keep you informed. 

Stay safe and well.



The initial application deadline for joining Marling Sixth Form in September 2020 was 14th February. If you would like to make a late application please send it through to We will not be able to respond after 16th July but your application will be held on file and we ask you to contact us on results day. 

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.



Our current 2020 Admissions Policy can be viewed below.

Following the recent consultation, the 2021 Admissions Policy has now been determined, and can be viewed below.

Open Evening Presentation

Sixth Form Open Evening took place on Thursday 14th November. We were delighted to meet hundreds of prospective students and parents. We look forward to welcoming many of you in September.

If you were unable to attend Open Evening, you can view the slides from the keynote presentation and the talk on choosing A Levels below.