Applying to Marling Sixth Form - September 2021

Applications for September 2021 are now open and you are encouraged to apply online below. While this is our preferred method of application, a printable copy of the application form is also available. Current Marling students should not apply using this form.

Marling Sixth Form's Live Virtual Open Evening took place on Thursday November 19th. The event was hosted in our own purpose-built virtual environment, created and populated by our sixth form students. Don't worry if you were unable to attend, you can still view much of the material via the link below. While the live Q&A sessions are no longer accessible, you can 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.

Apply online

 September 2021 entry

Click the link to apply online now. 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. 

Click to Apply Online


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 deadline for applications is Friday 12th February 2021. 


Our 2021 Admissions Policy can be viewed below.


Open Evening Event - November 2020

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. 

Take a tour of our school

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.