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.

Cadbury College perform Sweet Charity

Students from Cadbury Sixth Form College bring a musical theatre classic to the stage in April and May 2015 with their adaptation of Sweet Charity. 

Their performance of this all-singing and all-dancing production will take the audience back to 1960s New York to witness the adventures of the Fandango Ballroom.

Eleven BTEC Performing Arts First Year Students have spent their studies so far planning and rehearsing their version of the show, with main roles being double cast to provide more students with the chance to share the limelight.

Charity Valentine, the star taxi dancer with a heart tattoo on her left arm, is played by Eleanor Moldrik in Act One, and by Amber Morgan in Acto Two.

Perfomer Eleanor, who is also studying a BTEC in Health and Social Care with Child Psychology and an A-Level in Mathematics at Cadbury College, said:

A conference to raise awareness of domestic violence was held at Cadbury Sixth Form College by Ashram Housing Association

In a bid to raise awareness of domestic violence and encourage our students to gain new insights into what young people may be experiencing at home, Cadbury Sixth Form College hosted a conference by Ashram Housing Association as part of The Accord Group.

The “Celebrating Success” conference, which was held on Friday April 24th 2015 in Cadbury College’s Bob Michel Performance Theatre, explored issues including forced marriage, honour-based violence and domestic abuse.

High-profile speakers at the event included Ashram Housing Association’s Children and Families Service Manager, Sahdaish Pall and Suzanne Virdee, once a television journalist for ITV Central and BBC News and now a freelance journalist.

Students Support Local Community

A group of A-Level students from Cadbury College raise funds for charity

This year, a group of nineteen students from a Specialist Sixth Form College in Kings Norton raised an impressive £500 for charity as part of their enrichment programme.  The students were split into four groups and took part in Young Enterprise, which aims “to inspire and equip young people to learn and succeed through enterprise”. The enterprise programme requires students to form a business and elect a board of directors among themselves, raise share capital, then create, sell, and market products, attempting to generate profits.

The Cadbury College students undertook a multitude of activities for their respective businesses, including fresh eggs, cake, chocolate, ice cream and milkshake sales, an exciting X-Box challenge and packing shopping bags at their local Sainsbury’s store.