Routes to Consider After A-Levels

G|raduates with Certificates

Going to university can be a great experience. You meet new people and work towards achieving a degree which can help you progress further into your chosen career path. However, studying at a university is not the only option you have when you have completed your A-levels. There is a range of other routes you can choose that may suit your needs.

GCSE Results Day

GCSE Results Day Students

The results
As we approach the 24th August many year 11 students will begin to feel on edge, as years of study and waking up to get to school on time finally bares fruit. Some will achieve the grades they hoped and studied for, others will get grades they are happy enough with and some will get grades in certain subjects that they’re not so happy with. It is important to remember that these results, although high in importance for the next steps of the journey, are not the be all and end all if they do not go the right way. This is why we at Cadbury College are introducing the level 2 pathways.

Ogden Trust Year 12 Physicist of the year award 2017

Ogden Trust Year 12 Physicist

The Ogden Trust (www.ogdentrust.com) each year sponsor each school/college to nominate an outstanding year 12 Physics student to receive an award.  Miriam Davies was this year's award winner from Cadbury College.  She was chosen for her outstanding work and for gaining the top marks in the year.

The award was presented to Miriam at a special event held at Birmingham University School of Physics and Astronomy on Thursday evening 22nd June by the Ogden Trust.  The award was presented by Professor Martin Freer, the head of the School of Nuclear Physics at the University.

Cadbury Model UN

Flags outside the UN

The United Nations (UN) is an international organisation that was founded in 1945 with the purpose of achieving international order as to avoid any further conflict between countries. The organisation was set up after the second World War to prevent such an event from ever taking place again. The UN works on a range of issues that include; climate change, security, terrorism and humanitarianism.

The Model United Nations gives students from schools, colleges, and universities a chance to experience what the UN is all about. Role playing meetings for different scenarios, students get an idea of how conflicts are dealt with by the UN.

Fairy tales of the forest performance

At Cadbury College students have a wide range of courses to choose from, each course providing a unique understanding of the different subject areas. Performing arts students have recently been invited to schools to showcase their ‘Fairy tales of the forest performance.’

The performance was written and organised by the students themselves. From creating the scripts, deciding on the scenes and even improvising during the performances. Students were able to have the freedom to create their own monologues and decide on what thigs to include during the play.

Work Experience Event

Student Work Experience

Work Experience in Birmingham

At Cadbury College, we have been focusing on introducing work experience to students. At the Hub, during break and lunch, there’s been an opportunity for students to find out more about how work experience can benefit them. There were opportunities to look at current work experience vacancies and apply for them. As well as checking out the VR headset for a scuba diving and police officer simulation. Work experience for dentistry, healthcare, teaching and other opportunities are currently available.

Super Human!

Super Strong – Well done Ben!

Ben, who facilitates students at Cadbury College entered Bodypower Expo at the NEC on 14 May 2017.  There were 84 entries in the world’s strongest Novice event and all competitors had to compete in the following:

80kg Log for reps in 60secs
207kg car deadlift for reps in 60secs
100kg in each hand farmers walk over 40 metres
300kg yoke over 20 metres, and
110kg stone over yoke for reps in 60secs  (that’s 17.3 stones in old money!)

Pictured is a very happy Ben meeting with his inspirational strongmen.  Ben managed 8 lifts of the atlas stone.  We are proud to say Ben finished 22 overall in the competition and is now in training for another competition held in June.. watch this space!

Sparkling Coursework!

Hollie Gudge as part of her A2 product design coursework made a ‘spike-tecular’ necklace.

Limited by the materials and the facilities in the College Workshop, Hollie didn’t want to stop there, so Philip Webley (teacher) arranged for Hollie to have a one day hands-on workshop at a local Jewellers.

Proprietor, Kevin Bassam has 3 shops, Kidderminster, Bromsgrove and Stourbridge. He is a well-known and an established jeweller for repairs and commissions. He thoroughly enjoys having students to pass on his jewellery making skills. 

Hollie jumped at the chance and made a beautiful silver ring for her A2 product Design manufacturing coursework AQA PROD 4.

 

Super Students, Super Facilitators @ a Super College!

Not only do we have super student (Deanna Dawkins) who won 3 silver medals in the European Classic Championships Powerlifting in Denmark in March but we have our very own super facilitator (Ben Smith). 

Ben, who facilitates students and helps them with their studies, will be putting down the writing materials this weekend to pick up something a little bit heavier on 14 May.

Ben has been training as a strongman for the last 2 years and hopes to get even stronger in the future.  This weekend will see him compete at the NEC, Birmingham.

Ben will be lifting cars and atlas stones as well as carrying the equivalent of a big baby elephant on his back.

He will be competing against 80 other international strongmen at the BodyPower Expo for the chance to be one of the world's strongest Novice strongmen.

The History Boys @cadcol

The History Boys premiered at the Royal National Theatre in London on 18th May 2004.  Its Broadway debut was on 23rd April 2006 at the Broadhurst Theatre where 185 performances were stages before it closed on 1st october 2006. It won multiple awards, including the 2005 lawrence Olivier Award for Best New Play and the 2006 Tony award for Best Play.  The play opens in Cutler's Grammar School, Sheffield, a fictional boys' grammar school in the north of England.  Set in the early 1980s, the play follows a group of history pupils preparing for the Oxford and Cambridge entrance examination under the guidance of three teachers (Hector, irwin and Lintott) with contrasting styles.  Hector, an eccentric teacher, delights in knowledge for its own sake, but the headmaster ambitiously wants the school to move up the academic league table.