Cadbury Sixth Form College is pleased to announce that Andrew Cropley will become the Interim Principal from 1st January 2018. Andrew has recently led Stratford Upon Avon towards its imminent merger with Solihull College.
Andrew has held senior positions in other Colleges following a distinguished Royal Navy career.
Andrew and his team will work with the FE Commissioner’s Team and the Education & Skills Funding Agency to identify a partner for Cadbury Sixth Form College with which it can develop a prosperous and sustainable future, providing strength through size to increase its effectiveness. As well as building a successful partnership, Andrew’s priorities will be to continue to improve the quality of teaching and learning, to maximise success for students and to ensure that courses meet the needs of the local community.
Due to the weather conditions, the college has been closed and will hopefully be open as normal on Thursday 14th December. It is advised that all students use this time to revise and go over topics they have learned this term. Assessment Week 2 is approaching and this time away from college should be used productively.
Assessment Week 2 will take place in the last week of the term. Students should spend the remaining time they have reading over class notes to prepare for this week. Creating revisions notes and cue cards can be helpful for remembering key topics. Spider diagrams and mind maps are also useful revision tools to help go over course content. Creating your revision notes in colour and trying to memorise them will make it easier to remember the content you need for your assessments.
Due to the adverse weather conditions, a decision was made to close the college on Monday 11th December and Tuesday 12th December; for the health and safety of all students and staff. The snow and ice on the college campus is currently being cleared and we expect the college to be open as normal on Thursday 14th December but confirmation of this will be announced on the website and social media platforms.
For year 11 students that were invited to the college for interviews on either Monday 11th, Tuesday 12th or Wednesday 13th, your interviews will be rearranged.
If you have any questions, please contact us via email.
Cadbury College’s Pathways are designed to cover a whole range of careers and occupations, making it easier for students to choose what to study. Not only do our subjects cover a wide range of careers but we have a number of different qualifications to find something that is suitable for each individual. Birmingham's job market is growing and research shows A-Level qualifications will play a big part in getting a job in Birmingham (read more here).
Cadbury College is determined to help students reach their full potential. By introducing our new Pathways structure we are helping guide students into their desired career paths.
The Birmingham Skills Investment Plan (2016 to 2026) published an insight as to where Birmingham’s employment future is heading. One thing that was clear in the report was a “clear demand” for employees who have professional qualifications and the appropriate skills required. The investment plan recognises that there will be a need for 78,000 employees with A-Levels or equivalent qualification to ensure that the positions being filled for jobs are people that are highly qualified. It is predicted that there will be a shortage of high skilled workers for roles.
On the 9th of November 2017 a group of 17 Year 12 students took part in their first business mentoring session of the Community-Apprentice competition between Cadbury Sixth Form College and Public Health England.
The mentors have generously agreed to support the students at key points in the ten-month programme, which, like the TV series The Apprentice, requires students to demonstrate personal qualities whilst working in teams to manage their own projects. In this case, however, the students will be competing to see who can make the biggest positive impact on their community, rather than the most profit.
The programme, which has recently been recognised by the Department of Education as an effective model for employer engagement, inspires students to develop their employability skills while tackling real-life problems.
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