If you’re keen to continue your academic studies post 16 and have ambitions to move onto University, Higher-Level Apprenticeships or Employment – then we’d love to talk to you about the opportunities we have available to you at Cadbury College to help you meet your aspirations.
Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions about the application process…
How do I apply?
You can apply online at anytime between October and May for entry in September, by simply following the links on the website. You’ll be asked to provide your personal details, details of the course you’re currently studying, the subjects you would like to study with us next year and to answer a couple of short questions about yourself.
Once you’ve applied be sure to monitor your email inbox as this is the main method of communication with applicants.
What happens next?
Once you’ve applied online you will receive immediate correspondence to say your application has been received. The admissions team will then review the suitability of your application and then send out an invitation in the post for you to attend an interview to discuss your application. We endeavour to do this within two weeks of receiving your application, but this can vary on occasion so please be patient. If you’re concerned that you haven’t heard from us, please feel free to call the college to discuss the progress of your application.
What happens at my interview and what do I need to bring with me?
Don’t panic … interviews are short, friendly, one-to-one meetings where you get to discuss your strengths and ambitions with a member of college staff. At this stage the interview is more of a consultation, where we can both make sure your selecting the right courses to meet your aspirations – it’s also your opportunity to ask questions too!
Please remember to bring with you a copy of your latest school report and details of your predicted grades.
When will I know if I have a place?
In most cases successful applicants will be made an offer at interview, if not you will hear from us within a week of your interview. All offers are conditional and subject to you meeting relevant course entry requirements and the receipt of a reference from your school.
Later in the year we will invite you to take part in our Applicant Taster Day in late June. At this event you will get a taste for your chosen subjects and get to know teaching staff and other new students.
What happens when I get my results?
If you are successful after your interview you will receive a conditional offer to study at Cadbury College. We will write to you in the summer to provide you with details of our enrolment dates, which start on GCSE results day and continue through to early September. In the letter we will give you a date and time to come and enrol, when you will need to bring with you evidence of your GCSE results.
Due to the large number of applications we receive it is important that you try to attend on the specific date and time given. If for whatever reason this is not possible you can contact the college to arrange another appointment.
What happens if I don’t get the grades needed?
If you have received a conditional offer to study with us, then we are eager to find you an appropriate course that match your results. Even if you don’t get the grades you wanted, we still want you to attend your enrolment appointment where a member of staff will be able to advise you on different courses available to you at Cadbury College.