20 March 2014

Cadbury College welcomed pupils from over thirty Birmingham schools to its A Level taster events held during March.

The pupils, who are all in their final year of GCSEs got to explore the subjects they are interested in studying at advanced level when they leave school.

The tasters on offer included learning about the design world to exploring English literature. Budding mathematicians took on numerical conundrums in an advanced maths session, whilst more creative individuals got experiment with materials including charcoal, inks and bleach to create a series of self-portraits in an experimental drawing art workshop.

There were sessions for budding fashion designers, actors and scientists as well as A Level subject Insights into Modern History and Sociology. Pupils also learned about the study skills needed for A Level as well as revision advice for GCSE examinations.

Andy Cookson, Assistant Principal Learner Experience, said: “We would like to thank everyone who came along to the tasters sessions. The events are aimed at giving individuals an insight into their future subjects as well as an introduction to what studying at Cadbury College is like.”

What the pupils said:
“Excellent day. Very supportive teacher.” (Year 11 pupil from Wheelers Lane Technology College) “I gained valuable experience about what college would be like.” (Year 11 pupil from Perry Beeches The Academy) “I learned about the differences between school and doing A Levels at college.” (Year 11 pupil from Bournville School)

Check out the amazing artwork created by individuals who attended the Art Insight event in our online gallery.