Cadbury College

Here at Cadbury Sixth Form College we pride ourselves on offering young people an extensive range of over 50 advanced level subjects in an environment that is designed to exclusively meet the needs, interests and aspirations of the young adults we serve.

Our mission is to provide high quality education leading to excellent higher education and employment prospects for our diverse community of students. A high percentage of our students progress to university, whilst others go into careers in the workplace with aligned higher education training. Whatever their destination, our students leave prepared for their next steps: independent, adaptable and resilient.

Our learners travel from across Birmingham, Solihull, Hall Green, Bordesley, Sutton Coldfield & Redditch to experience our specialist Sixth Form College. We offer all 16-18 students FREE bus travel, so whether the college is local to you or not, we make it easier for you to get here.

Why Cadbury Sixth Form College

Cadbury’s reputation is built upon excellent teaching, caring pastoral care and strong student support. We help students to achieve their full potential at Cadbury and students go on to study at universities across the UK or get into full time employment once they have completed their studies.

Sixth Form College Birmingham

Based in Kings Norton, Cadbury benefits from great transport links. With bus stops right outside the college and the Kings Norton train station within walking distance, students can travel from all over Birmingham. We take students from Birmingham, the West Midlands and neighbouring counties.

A Levels and BTEC courses in Birmingham

With over 50 courses specialising in various subjects, we offer a range of qualifications to study at different levels. Cadbury offers A Level and BTEC courses. Students at Cadbury have the option to study Level 2 or Level 3 courses.

Student Testimonials

Niyaz Ahmed

“Whilst studying Religious Studies at Cadbury Sixth Form College I have developed a much clearer understanding and awareness of the world’s most popular religions. Religious Studies appeals to individuals who are inquisitive and willing to challenge their own attitudes and beliefs, as well as those of others.”

Niyaz Ahmed


“I studied Sociology with English Language and Psychology at Cadbury Sixth Form College, achieving AAC grades. I am now studying a degree in Sociology at the University of Liverpool.”


Sheniqua Brotherson

“Studying Sport & Exercise Science gives me the opportunity to work on individual and team skills, whilst also allowing me to develop my knowledge in Physiology so I can go on to University and study Physiotherapy.”

Sheniqua Brotherson

Cadbury Career Pathways

Cadbury Sixth Form College has an excellent reputation for being one of the very best sixth form colleges in Birmingham, offering an innovative learning experience. The College offers a range of professional career pathway courses which include a combination of A Levels, BTEC Diplomas or Subsidiary Diplomas that can lead to employment or university.

Digital Media, Journalism and Marketing
Digital Media, Journalism and Marketing

A pathway designed for careers to express your creativity with digital influences.

Medicine and Life Sciences
Medicine and Life Sciences

A pathway designed for students with an aptitude for science and concerned about the welfare of others..

Health & Social Care
Health & Social Care

A pathway designed for careers focusing on empowering others and providing support.

Engineering and Design for Future Innovation
Engineering and Design for Future Innovation

A pathway designed for careers with an analytical, technical and design focus, creating the solutions of tomorrow.

Computer Science
Computer Science

A pathway designed for careers in a rapidly developing sector with the latest technology trends and influences.

Business, Entrepreneurship and Enterprise
Business, Entrepreneurship and Enterprise

A pathway designed for careers in business management areas including sales and marketing.

Law and Criminology
Law and Criminology

A pathway designed for careers providing a deeper understanding of society and related issues.

Latest News & Events

A Level Science students from Cadbury got a masterclass in sharpening their communication skills at the BBC – winning a film production challenge.

Going behind the scenes of the live lunchtime broadcast of Midlands Today, students got to meet the programme’s regional news presenter and production team. They were also able to use the studio and had the help of the teams and equipment to script, make and perform their own short film clip.

Cadbury emerged winners of the production challenge, outshining two other school sixth form groups.

BBC STEM Ambassadors, who use or communicate Science in their roles, talked students through the skills needed to become brilliant Science communicators, plus the importance of providing researched, factual and evidenced scientific information to a vast range of audiences for many different purposes.

Cadbury Science Team said: “It really was a fantastic day and the students all got a lot out of it. They were incredibly engaged and gave a lot of smart responses to the ambassadors’ questions and asked insightful questions.”

Deputy Principal Ian Vogel said: “The BBC event looked absolutely incredible – and what a great experience for those students. It will have been inspirational for them and something that they will treasure forever.”

School leavers can aim high and achieve their goals at Cadbury Sixth Form College, with another successful September enrolment well underway.

Highly regarded for its state-of-the-art facilities and exceptional teaching standards, our College offers learners the opportunity to excel and develop within their chosen field.

Students at the College celebrated another summer of success this year, with an increase in the A Level pass rate for the third year running. Excellent results were also secured for T Level students, with a 100% pass rate and 85% of students achieving high grades.

Renowned as a centre of excellence for young people, new learners joining Cadbury will benefit from a £6.6million investment to create a brand-new Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) Centre on site.

The 1,000 sqm, two-storey STEM Centre will deliver a new technical curriculum, with dedicated suites for Digital Media, Health, Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Employee Engagement. Digital learning labs and VR suites will offer robotics and coding opportunities for new T Level and A Level courses, alongside a media suite, a practical healthcare learning space, extended classrooms and flexible study and social spaces.

More than 50 different A Levels, T Levels, BTEC Diplomas and Subsidiary Diplomas are delivered by our specialist faculty. Tutors go above and beyond to not only prepare students for university, but to also help them build a strong skillset for the workplace, within a supportive and enriching environment.

ALL Cadbury students can also benefit from our Mega Deal which offers a free bus pass. Financial support, free meals and free and subsidised activities are also available to students who are eligible.

Julia Stevens, Principal of Cadbury Sixth Form College, said: “Whether students wish to continue to higher education or into the workplace, our team of tutors are committed to equipping every learner with the skills and knowledge they need. With our broad range of A Levels, T Levels and Diplomas, we can create a flexible learning programme that meets the goals and aspirations of every individual.”

So you’ve just had your results. What’s next for you?

Whether you know where you’re heading or not, knowing about the different routes open to you is a great place to start.
There are many ways to get your dream job, and T Levels are one of your options.

If you’d like to know what a career is like while you continue to study, T Levels just might be for you.

What’s a T Level?

A T Level is a nationally-recognised qualification for 16 to 19-year-olds that takes 2 years to complete. Leading businesses and employers helped design T Levels to give you the knowledge and skills you need. They’re roughly equal to 3 A Levels.

What you’ll do on a T Level course

You’ll spend 80% of your time in the classroom and 20% on a minimum 9-week placement with an employer. This means you’ll learn what a real career is like while you continue your studies.

The very first cohort of Cadbury T Level students have secured excellent results this year, with a 100% pass rate and 85% of students achieving high grades.

Lucy Webb and Jessica Cartmell both achieved Distinctions.

  • Lucy is planning to study Primary Education at Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Jessica plans to study Counselling at Newman University

Grades you need to take a T Level

To study T Levels at Cadbury you’ll need GCSE grade 4 or above in Maths and English (plus Science for the Health T Level)

Subjects you can take

Digital Design & Development
Education & Childcare

After your T Level

A T Level is worth the same UCAS points as 3 A Levels. You can use UCAS points to apply to university or another type of higher education. You can also use your T Level to do a related higher level apprenticeship or start your career.

If you’d like to chat or get advice about T Levels or your future, come and see us in campus during our opening times.

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