Turves Green Girls' School Enjoy a visit to Cadbury College

Pupils from Turves Green Girls’ School got a taste of college life on Thursday 2 October by spending a day at Cadbury Sixth Form College.

The visit was organised to help pupils start thinking about careers and their plans for after school.

Over 100 Year 8 pupils visited the specialist sixth form college to undertake a range of activities including a careers quiz which explored the skills required for different jobs.

The pupils got to meet former Turves Green Girls’ School pupils who are now students at the college and heard about the differences between school and college as well as the advantages of studying A Levels. The pupils were also treated to musical performances from A Level Drama and BTEC Performing Arts students. The day ended with a fashion show in which Cadbury College students modelled garments created by students studying A Level Textiles.

Cadbury College hosts Oxford Union Debaters

The Oxford Union Society's annual schools' competition is the biggest schools debating competition in the UK, aimed at students aged 14-18.

The workshop, which was held on Thursday 2 October, welcomed pupils and staff from six West Midlands schools and colleges including Kings Norton Girls' School, King Edward VI College Stourbridge, King Edwards Stratford upon Avon, RGS Worcester, Warwick School and Colmers School. The pupils were joined by students from Cadbury College’s Debating Society, who are all aiming to compete in this year’s competition.

Experienced Oxford Union debaters ran the workshop and introduced students to the British Parliamentary debating style which included tips on coming up with arguments, structuring speeches and speaking with confidence. There was also a talk about student life in Oxford and applying to the university.

Students bake and donate!

Students at Cadbury Sixth Form College tucked into tea and cakes to raise hundreds of pounds for Macmillan Cancer Support.

The students were supporting the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, which invites people to fundraise for the charity by taking time out for a slice of cake. Cake stalls were set up across campus and staff and students at the specialist sixth form tucked in to some home-made delights.

The event, which was organised by nineteen second year A-Level students, kick-starts a year of fundraising activities and charity work at the college. Some of the students donated treats whilst others took the time to bake their own cakes.The event, which ran for three hours on Friday 26th September, raised £259.41.

Supporting you to Step Up

Information for new students.

The term for our new lower sixth students starts this week with an induction programme on Thursday 4th September and Friday 5th September.

Induction is when we welcome new students to the college and provide lots of useful information that will support them during their time with us. It is also a chance to meet teaching staff and fellow students.

For many new students this is an exciting time but some individuals may be feeling a little nervous.

Individuals can sometimes be worried about starting new subjects or are concerned about the step up from GCSE to A Level.

New students, do not worry, help is at hand!

Cadbury College will help you Step Up!

Step Up is a college wide programme specifically designed to help students make a successful transition from GCSE to AS Level study.

Office 365 Free for all Cadbury Students

Office 365 free for Cadbury students

We are pleased to announce that, from September 2014, all students at Cadbury College will get an Office 365 account.

Office 365 is the same Office that students already know and use every day, but has a little bit extra.

Cadbury students will benefit from free software at home and on their devices. In fact, students can download and install Word, Powerpoint, Excel, OneNote, Outlook and other programmes on up to five devices and have a substantial amount of cloud storage for free!

Office 365 is powered by the cloud, so students can access their applications and files from virtually anywhere on PC, Mac and tablets.