Sir William Borlase's Grammar School

Joining us in 2023

If you were unable to join us at our Open Evening on the 9 November all subject talks are available on the Academic Subject page of our website. If you click on the subject and look at the top of the page you will see 'A Level'

Applications by students currently at schools other than Sir William Borlase's Grammar School are made by completing the External application form below.

All application forms should be accompanied by a letter of application, of no more than one side of A4, outlining the applicant's motivation to join the Borlase 6th Form and explaining their subject choices.  The application form and letter can be handed in at Reception or posted to Claire Woodgate, Sixth Form Admissions, Sir William Borlase’s Grammar School, West Street, Marlow SL7 2BR.  Forms can also be sent to

External applicants must also download the reference form below and pass it to their current school for completion. Please note it is down to the applicant to ensure the reference is sent to us.

The deadline for applications for September 2023 is Wednesday 1 February 2023.

Current Borlase students should fill in the Internal Student application form: this will be explained at school in assemblies, tutor time and PSHE lessons in the autumn term.  It is also attached below.

The minimum entry requirement for all students applying to the Sixth Form is as follows:

  • An Average Point Score (APS) across all GCSE subjects of 6.4 with a minimum Level 5 in Maths and English.  IGCSEs are also acceptable.
  • Most A Level subjects require a Level 7 to continue to A Level; individual subject requirements are detailed in the Subject Information pages.