We were pleased to meet so many students who have been offered a conditional place for September 2021 during our induction days in June. We look forward to hearing from you on GCSE results day - 12th August.
Applications for September 2021 were invited by 12th February. Late applications can be accepted and we will contact you once your application has been processed. The application form for 2021 entry can be found below. Please note that term ends on 16th July and sixth form admissions staff will not then be in school until GCSE results day - 12th August.
To meet the admissions criteria for Marling Sixth Form students need to obtain 38 points across 6 GCSE subjects. Grade 5s in English Language and Mathematics are also required. Details of GCSE grades required to study specific A Level subjects are outlined in the Curriculum Guide below. In the event of a larger than usual number of applications, over-subscription criteria will be applied. Full details are given in the Admissions Policy - also below.
Looking ahead to September 2022 entry, Marling Sixth Form's next Open Evening is planned for Thursday 18th November 2021. In the meantime, if you are interested in finding out about what we offer, take a look at last year's Virtual Open Evening that took place on Thursday November 19th 2020. The event was hosted in our own purpose-built virtual environment, created and populated by our sixth form students. While the live Q&A sessions are no longer accessible, you can still watch videos made by teachers and students, take a tour of the school, find out about life in Marling Sixth Form and get advice on choosing your A Level subjects.
We hope that you enjoyed our Induction Days - it was great to meet so many of you. If you were unable to attend, but have been offered a conditional place for September, you will have received your Induction Pack in the post. Please read the letter about GCSE results day (12th August) particularly carefully, as this is the next stage in the process. Slides from the parents' information evenings can be viewed below.
If you are hoping to join us from another school, you will receive an email a week before GCSE results day giving you a link to an online form that you will need to submit by 4pm on that day. If you are a current Marling student you will receive a blue form along with your GCSE results.
On the Induction Days we introduced you to the A Level transition work that we ask you to undertake over the summer. Full information can be found in the booklet below, including guidance on which tasks teachers expect you to complete and which are additional scholarship tasks to help you prepare for the step up to A Level study. We hope this will provide you with a useful insight into the subjects you are choosing to study and will make you excited about commencing your A Level courses in September.
September 2021 entry
Click the link to apply online now. Only apply using this form if you are new to Marling School. If you are an existing Marling student, you will have received information about a different process.
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 2021 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.
The initial deadline for applications from new students was Friday 12th February 2021. Late applications are currently being accepted and we will contact you once your application has been processed.
Our 2021 and 2022 Admissions Policies can be viewed below.
If you were unable to attend our virtual open evening, you can still view much of the material from the event here. You can hear the keynote speech, listen to a talk on choosing A Level subjects, find out about the A Level courses we offer and listen to current students talk about their experience of studying at Marling Sixth Form.
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.