School Leavers' Open Day
28 October 2014
Cadbury Sixth Form College, Downland Close, Kings Norton, Birmingham
Young people and their families are being invited to Cadbury Sixth Form College’s annual Open Day on Saturday 8th November 2014.
The Open Day will provide young people and their parents with an opportunity to find out about the specialist A Level college, which offers over 45 different advanced level courses including A Level and BTEC qualifications at Level 3.
The event is aimed at students in Year 11 who will take their GCSEs in summer 2015. The government has risen the participation age, which means that young people completing their GCSEs next year are required to stay in education or training until their 18th birthday. However, this does not mean that pupils have to stay in school, one of the options is to continue their education at a sixth form college, such as Cadbury College.
Situated in Kings Norton, the college caters exclusively for 16 to 18 years olds.
This year, the college continued its record of excellence with a ‘Good’ grading from Ofsted and another great set of A Level results that enabled around 80% of students to progress onto university.
The Open Day will run from 10am until 4pm at the college campus in Downland Close, Kings Norton in Birmingham. Visitors will be able to speak to subject teachers first-hand who will answer any questions regarding individual courses and there will be introductory talks by Principal Jeremy Rogers scheduled throughout the day. Students will also be available to talk about their subjects and their own experience of college life.
There will be a fashion show showcasing garments created by A Level Textiles students, live music performances and a pop-up cinema screening short films created by A Level Film and Media students.
Local universities will be on-hand to help individuals plan their next step after A Levels. Representatives from The University of Birmingham, Coventry University, Birmingham City University and Derby University will offer degree course advice.
Andy Cookson, Assistant Principal Learner Experience, said
“For anyone who is interested in studying at a sixth form college, I would advise them to visit our Open Day, it is a great opportunity for year 11 students and their parents to find out what the college offers and get a chance discuss their options with our subject specialist teaching staff.”
All prospective students MUST be accompanied by a parent or another adult. If you are unable to come with an adult please email us your full name and school and we will arrange an appointment time for you to come along on the day.