Second Year Student selected for West Midlands U18 County Football team!

Cadbury College would like to extend their congratulations to second year student, Akil Scott, who has been selected for the West Midlands U18 county football team.  Akil joined Cadbury College from Bristnall Hall Academy to study A-Levels in Sport and Exercise Science and Media Studies.  After achieving a Distinction* and an A grade in first year, Akil is set to perform well in his second year of study here.

Akil made it to the final squad selection after progressing from the initial football trial in early October. Akil will represent the county football team on Wednesday 28th October against the county of Chesire in Stourbridge.

Well done Akil on making it into the West Midlands squad.

Cadbury College 9 - 1 Aston Manor Academy

Congratulations to the sixth form boys who put in an impressive home display to beat Aston Manor 9-1 to reach the semi-final of the county cup.

After a slow start, Cadbury were awarded 2 penalties inside 10 minutes which were both converted. Having given away a free kick just outside the penalty box area, AMA  scored with a direct shot to make it 2-1.

However, Cadbury playing with a renewed impetus then scored 3 quick well-worked goals to make the score line 5-1 at half-time.

The second half produced wave after wave of attacks by Cadbury and having missed a number of good chances finally scored 4 more goals in a 17 minute period to make the final score 9-1.

Cadbury College supports Macmillan Coffee Morning

On September 25th 2015, staff and students from Cadbury College brought in baked treats to help raise some money for Macmillan Cancer Support on their annual coffee morning.

The sale was so successful, that we extended the event to last the whole day rather than just the morning.

Students took the time to help sell the cakes, and the event was a huge success - well done to all involved!

Nadia Mughal, Specialist Tutor and Charity Enrichment Leader at Cadbury College, said: "We would like to thank everyone for ALL their cakes and baked goods last week for Macmillan's "World's Biggest Coffee Morning. It was a fantastic day (not just morning!) and you will be happy to know we raised a fantastic £151! We couldn't have done it without you!"

Students perform Romeo and Juliet this Autumn!

This November (Wednesday 4th) our first year Performing Arts students take to the stage to perform the William Shakespeare classic we all know and love; Romeo and Juliet.

As the first big production that our first year students will do, this is an important stepping stone in their post-16 education of Performing Arts, and we'd like you to join us at the event!

There are two productions being held on the day. One at 2:45pm and another at 5pm, in Cadbury College's very own 180-seater performance theatre.  The Bob Michell Theatre provides a great setting for an exciting performance, and we can't wait for this one!

If you're interested in coming along to the performance, just give the college a call on 0121 458 3898 and ask to reserve a space.

We wish our students all the best in preparing for the production on the run-up to the 4th November.

Student Catch-Up: Zhanaya Crossley

Following a year of successful results, our students have gone off in different directions to follow their dreams.  Some have gone to university, whilst others have gone straight into employment.  All in different industries and sectors, their journey through Cadbury College has helped them progress to where they want to be, and we couldn't be happier about it.

We've heard from one of our students who thoroughly enjoyed her time here.

Cadbury College celebrates a successful year of results, and is looking forward to a rewarding year ahead

2015 has been another successful year at Cadbury College, with strong results across the board and an overall pass rate of 97%.

This academic year saw students from the Kings Norton Specialist Sixth Form College sit examinations across almost 50 subjects. 22 of these subjects achieved a 100% pass rate, which included Geography, where three students (Pearl Owen, Johnny Lomax and Katie Sargeant) achieved top A* grades and Katie has begun the academic year of 2015 by studying Geography at the University of Exeter.

Results Day 2015: your questions answered

What happens on Results Day?

8am – Results are released on UCAS Track

       – Check UCAS Track for confirmation of your University place

9am – Pick up your results (in paper form) from Cadbury College

       – Narrowly missed your grades? Don’t worry! Help is at hand!

       – Enter into Clearing and start your search online

5pm – Enter your Clearing choice into UCAS Track

Advice to students:

Thinking back to six years ago when I found out my A-Level results, all I can remember is a night of next to no sleep and a frantic (and very early) morning – the rest of the day is a bit of a blur!

Frantic Assembly deliver fantastic workshops at Cadbury College

Yesterday, Cadbury Sixth Form College welcomed the pioneering Physical Theatre Company, Frantic Assembly.  Representatives from the company delivered hands-on and interactive workshops to our A-Level Drama and Theatre Studies and BTEC Performing Arts students, which were extremely well received.

The workshops took place in Cadbury College's very own Bob Michel performance theatre.  Sean Hollands, a practitioner from the company, helped students to develop techniques through a range of exciting activities in preparation for their second year of study at Cadbury College, when they will be designing and producing their own original works.

High Praise for Cadbury College Photography Student!

One of Cadbury College's Photography A-Level students, Hayden Patel, participated in ESRC's Changing World Photographic Competition.  The competition received over 1600 submissions, and there was a strong standard amongst those images. Hayden's work was highly commended by the judging panel of the competition, and he received a certificate for his efforts.

He visited the Meiner Gallery in London where the exhibition was held:

Speaking about the moment he found out that his work would be featured at the gallery's exhibition, Hayden "couldn't believe that the judges liked [his] work". He said, "To go and see my work in a gallery for people to view really boosted my confidence in my work."

Cadbury College students work with local businesses

This month, forty students from Cadbury College improved their chances of succeeding at interview by taking part in an employability programme called Employer Ready, delivered by social enterprise education specialists Working Knowledge.

The students took part in a Finding Hidden Jobs workshop; enabling them to access the hidden jobs that make up a large percentage of the jobs market. They then attended an Interview Skills workshop before having a one to one interview with a local employer engaged by Working Knowledge. Following the interview, each student received high quality, personal advice and guidance from the employer and a video of their interview to reflect back on.

Working Knowledge is passionate about creating chances for young people to open doors into employment and changing employers’ perceptions of the value of young people in industry.