Ready to apply?

Please complete and return the application form by February 14th.

Admission Information

There is no entrance test or interview for admission to Marling Sixth Form: the only academic requirement is that you obtain the grades specified in the admissions criteria. The entry criteria for Marling Sixth Form are Grade 6 or above in five separate, full course GCSE subjects. Students should have a minimum Grade 5 in English Language and Mathematics. Students should also meet individual subject requirements, usually a Grade 6 in their chosen subject if taken at GCSE level. These requirements are outlined in our curriculum guide.

Please don't worry if your predicted GCSE grades are not what you hope to achieve in the summer. We will not use your predicted grades when offering you a conditional place. 





 Application is simple:

  • Submit your application form by 14 February
  • We invite you in for a 1-2-1 conversation about your A Level choices
  • We will offer you a conditional place
  • We invite you to attend our Sixth Form Induction days – 22 & 23 June 2019
  • GCSE results day – if you get the grades you get a place.

The application form can be found below.

Please submit your completed application form to Mr Farr, Head of Marling Sixth Form, Marling School Sixth Form, Cainscross Road, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 4HE.



Discovery Day and tours

On Saturday 1st February, Marling Sixth Form is holding a Discovery Day from 9am - midday. This is a chance for prospective students to try out some A Level lessons before the application deadline. It also gives you a chance to find out more about what it would be like studying at Marling Sixth Form.

In the week before our application deadline - 10th to 14th February - we will also be offering you the chance to have a student-led tour around Marling. This is an opportunity to see the school during the working day and to talk to sixth form students and staff.

If you attended Open Evening on 14th November and registered your email address, you will receive an email giving you details about Discovery Day and Tours and inviting you to book a place. Please look out for this email and contact us if you do not receive it in the first week of the January term.

If you did not attend Open Evening, and would like to come along to Discovery Day or arrange a student-led tour, please get in touch with us directly.

 We look forward to meeting many prospective students at all of these events.

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 the next step in the journey.

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. You are also encouraged to attend one or more of our forthcoming recruitment events - outlined above.