Bang Out Of Order!

On Friday 13th January 2017, Cadbury's group of BTEC L2 First Award Performing Arts students took to the stage to perform the powerful script which explored the issues surrounding antisocial behaviour.  

A complex and well crafted piece of theatre, combining comedy as a perfect counterfoil to its serious elements, with moments of frivolity adding real poignancy to the final outcome. Following a group of teenager 'hoodies', the play wa as entertaining as it was insightful and challenging. The true-to-life script employed a mixture of naturalism that pulled no punches, stylised movement that moved the action along and mixed media that added another dimension.

Certificate Collection Day 2017

Student collecting exam certificates

Students who left Cadbury College in Summer 2016 are warmly invited back to College to collect their examination certificates. Certificates can be collected on Wednesday January 4th 2017.  The time of your collection was printed on the letter sent to you on november 16th.  You need to bring this letter with you on the day.  If you have lost or misplaced your letter, just get in touch with the Exams Office and they will be happy to help.

You should bring proof of identity with you or if you nominate someone else to collect your certificates on your behalf they should bring a letter giving them authority to do this. If you are unable to collect your certificates on this date, please contact the Exams Office to arrange an alternative date.

Students earn praise from business leaders

Our Envision enrichment group of second year students took part in an exciting challenge this month, earning buckets of praise from Birmingham's business leaders in the Community-Apprentice Pitching Challenge.  This year, Cadbury College had two teams of students entering the Community-Apprentice competition, which is running in fifteen schools across the city.  

Loosley based on the popular TV Show, The Apprentice, young people from across the city develop key employability skills by working in teams, developing communication techniques and demonstrating their strengths whilst managing their own projects.  Rather than competing to earn the most money, the teams strive to make the biggest positive impact on their respective communities.

Turning ideas into action

Students explore new approaches to art and fiction!

On Wednesday 30th November, Creative Writing and Digital Art students from Cadbury College visited a range of Birmingham Galleries as part of a research project for their respective A-level and BTEC courses.

During the day, they visited the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, The Gas Hall and Waterhall Galleries as well as The Custard Factory.  They also paid a visit to the Birmingham Library and the festive German Market!

Maths Inspiration Trip 2016

Maths Inspiration is a national programme of interactive maths lecture shows for teenagers.  They give 14-17 year olds a chance to experience the UK's most inspiring maths speakers live in theatres, presenting mathematics in the context of exciting, real-world applications. The shows, which feature mathematicians, engineers and physicists, are an ideal experience for all STEM students considering a career within the field, opening their eyes to careers they may not have considered before.

The Mathematics students from Cadbury College enjoyed three interactive talks, an interval and a lively Q and A session at the end.  You can see snippets of what the students experienced here:

Emma Jones: Where is she now?

Emma Jones joined Cadbury College in 2013 from Selly Park Technology College for Girls to study Business Studies, English Literature and Travel and Tourism, achieving the top A grade in Travel and Tourism at the end of her two years' studying here.

After her time at Cadbury College, Emma decided to search for employment rather than a university place, and applied to the full-time apprenticeship opportunity with Hilton Hotels.

Orphans in Need: Fundraising sale!

Each academic year, students in their second year at Cadbury College choose to take part in an enrichment activity.  Students can choose from sports options, work experience opportunities, something to complement their learning or support a portfolio of charitiable organisations. This year, the charity enrichment group consists of 20 students, all eager to fundraise and support local, national and international charities by hosting events, sales and activities both in and out of college.

Dedication and determination from our drama students!

Second year Drama students are working towards devising their practical project which will be staged in December 2016. The piece was inspired by a visit to see Kneehigh Theatre’s Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips by Michael Morpurgo at the Birmingham Rep on Thursday 13th October.

Students’ work is also inspired by Frantic Assembly who came into college and delivered a workshop with them, and Theatre Complicite whose work they are studying as part of the course. They have just built their set and have written the script themselves.

Ravinder Jhite said, “The students have worked as a strong team and shown exceptional commitment and organization. They have come into College during half-term to rehearse their piece for a full day of hard but enjoyable work on staging the play. The play is about childhood in the wild and features some stunning scenes.”

Students encounter a world of diversity!

Yesterday, twenty six A level Art, Photography and Creative Writing students visited 3 very diverse galleries.

Reflecting on their adventure, the students and staff talk about their exeriences during the day:

"We began in Reading Gaol where there was an exhibition titled “ Inside” where various famous contemporary artists and writers responded to the theme of being inside a prison and also the imprisonment of Oscar Wilde and the work he wrote whilst serving time from 1895-1897 for being gay. It was quite an eerie and claustrophobic experience for most of us but also a great opportunity to witness how grim life would have been, being confined to a very small cell for 23 hours a day. The accompanying artwork and text was powerful and evocative.

 

Our next stop was the Oxford Modern art gallery.