Deanna is back from her EU competition!

3 times Silver Medallist and Cadbury College student, Deanna Dawkins has returned from the EU Classic Powerlifting Championship in Denmark!

On Friday this week (March 31st) you can come and have a chat with Deanna in the HUB between 10:30am and 1pm, and ask her anything you want to know about…

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Posted by Rebecca Harbot on 26 March 2017

Category: Cadbury College

Summer Exams

  • Individual summer examination timetables are now available to all students via Student Columbus.
  • Information about any clashes, access arrangements and rooming will be added at a later date. Check your dates carefully, especially if you are taking exams at a different centre.
  • Any problems…

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Posted by Rebecca Harbot on 24 March 2017

Category: Cadbury College

UCAS - Important Dates

Notice for all U6 students

If you have made an application through UCAS, it will tell you on UCAS Track when you have to reply to your offers.

Please take note of the following dates:

Last decision received on or before: Means your reply date is:
31st…

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Posted by Rebecca Harbot on 23 March 2017

Category: Cadbury College

Parents Evening Appointments

Parents Evening is being held at Cadbury College on Wednesday 22nd March 2017, between 5pm and 8pm.

Please can ALL students ensure they have booked appointments with each subject teacher.  This is a really important part of monitoring your progress in advance of the summer examinations.

Any…

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Posted by Rebecca Harbot on 13 March 2017

Category: Cadbury College

N: Drive to One Drive

URGENT

The College has been experiencing some technical issues over the past week, with recent server failures to the network.  

Please can ALL students ensure that any work currently saved on their N: Drive is moved over the their Office 365 One Drive, which will become the only place to…

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Posted by Rebecca Harbot on 11 March 2017

Category: Cadbury College

Make a difference with City Year

On Wednesday 15th March, 5:30-7pm, City Year are holding an Open House at their New Street office. (King Edward House (7th Floor), 135a New Street, Birmingham, B2 4QJ)
 
The evening is a chance for young people to come and find out what City Year do in schools and how a year with City Year can…

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Posted by Rebecca Harbot on 6 March 2017

Category: Cadbury College

Careers News - Feb 2017

Take a look at the most recent employment and university opportunities available to all students!

Interested in a specific industry, or already have a career in mind? Or do you have no idea what you want to do after college? There are hundreds of opportunities out there - take that step towards…

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Posted by Rebecca Harbot on 14 February 2017

Category: Cadbury College

Winner announced: Healthy Week

This month, Cadbury College has been promoting the awareness of a healthy lifestyle to students and staff. With representatives from a variety of organisations visiting the college to talk to students and offer advice, it has been a busy and informative month! There have been a host of different…

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Posted by Rebecca Harbot on 13 February 2017

Category: Cadbury College

TIMETABLE CHANGE

Due to the number of applicants for September 2017 intake and the number of interviews scheduled TOMORROW (8th February), the learning timetable has been revised for students so that staff can support the interview process.

Each lesson will be 1 hour, and students will vacate the college by…

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Posted by Rebecca Harbot on 7 February 2017

Category: Cadbury College

February Mock Exams

As you're all aware, the February Mock Examinations will be held at Cadbury College between 13th and 17th February 2017.

This is a chance for you to test-run prior to the real exams in the summer.  Although the mock exams are not the real thing, it is important that you use this opportunity to…

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Posted by Rebecca Harbot on 6 February 2017

Category: Cadbury College

BCU Masterclasses

Calling all second year Cadbury College students!

By now, you should have submitted your UCAS forms and you should be beginning to hear back from Universities and employers as to what your options are.  Whilst you're waiting for those responses, there's no harm in getting a few steps ahead of…

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Posted by Rebecca Harbot on 17 January 2017

Category: Cadbury College

Buy 4 Get 1 Free!

Attention all students - get your 5th coffee FREE!

A new drinks vending machine is now installed at the end of the main service counter in the HUB.

Grab yourself a loyalty card and get your 5th drink for free! Just get your card stamped by a member of staff each time you purchase a drink.…

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Posted by Rebecca Harbot on 17 January 2017

Category: Cadbury College

Healthy Week

It’s that time of year again! 

Healthy Week is taking place between 23rd and 27th January 2017 and all students are expected to get involved!

There is a fantastic programme of sports activities throughout the week to get involved in, healthy options on the HUB menu and advice on how to be…

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Posted by Rebecca Harbot on 17 January 2017

Category: Cadbury College

Masterclasses at Aston University

Calling all second year Cadbury College students! By now, you should have submitted your UCAS forms and you should be beginning to hear back from Universities and employers as to what your options are.  Whilst you're waiting for those responses, there's no harm in getting a few steps ahead of the…

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Posted by Rebecca Harbot on 16 January 2017

Category: Cadbury College

"Pop Up" Study Zone - 68 days & counting!

From January 17th 2017, the Study Zone outside the lecture theatre will be cordoned off for students to use the area stictly for studying.

The "pop-up" study zone will be open for studying between 2pm and 4pm on:

  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday

With just 68 days (or 306 lesson hours)…

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Posted by Rebecca Harbot on 12 January 2017

Category: Cadbury College

Student Guide on Office 365

IT Services at Cadbury Sixth Form College have compiled a quick guide on how to access Office 365.  The guide gives instructions on how to log on from "inside" and "outside" college.

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE USER GUIDE

Office 365 is where you can access your college emails.  There are many…

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Posted by Rebecca Harbot on 11 January 2017

Category: Cadbury College

Free breakfast to all students

Free breakfast is available to all current Cadbury College students between 8:30am and 8:40am in the HUB.

You can choose between a warm bowl of porridge or a buttery slice of toast.

Enjoy :)

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Posted by Rebecca Harbot on 11 January 2017

Category: Cadbury College

DofE Silver Award coming soon

The Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award is being launched at Cadbury College for all current students on Monday 16th January at 2:30pm in room W1.4.

Attendance on that day is essential in order to meet the new Duke of Edinburgh manager at the college and to sign up to take part in the programme.…

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Posted by Rebecca Harbot on 11 January 2017

Category: Cadbury College

Cadbury's Got Talent 2K17

Calling all students - last chance to get your tickets for the Cadbury College Talent Show!

The student-led show is a place for all students to showcase their individual skills and talents - and this year, there is a cash prize for the winner of the show! The show will be held in the Bob…

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Posted by Rebecca Harbot on 10 January 2017

Category: Cadbury College

Countdown: One Month

You pass this exam. Teachers are happy. Parents are happy. Question is are you happy?


You spend sleepless nights revising and studying. Buying coffee in the morning so you can take as much notes in class and you ignore distractions - ‘shut down that display’. In the end is it really worth it,…

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Posted by Rebecca Harbot on 3 May 2016

Category: Kamal

My Cadbury 'Top Three'

Hi everyone, 

April has arrived and it is a busy month for everyone here at Cadbury. With coursework in full swing, revision in practice and practical exams under way, everybody has something important going on at the moment. I have got two coursework deadlines, for Textiles and Digital Arts,…

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Posted by Rebecca Harbot on 21 April 2016

Category: Isobel

Dealing With the Worst In My Most Important Year

So, this is my final year here at Cadbury, as you probably already know if you have been reading this blog page. I’m due to leave in June, and to be fair I just expected it to run smoothly, for me to revise hard, do my exams, go on the end of college trip to Spain and come back to get good grades…

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Posted by Rebecca Harbot on 15 April 2016

Category: Jasmine

5 Revision myth busts!

Morning! (Or afternoon, or night… Or whatever time you’re reading this!)

Other than replaying One Direction songs over and over again the last few days, revising seems to be the only thing I’ve been doing of late (we’re so close to exams, it’s not even funny. I’ve wanted to cry on multiple…

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Posted by Rebecca Harbot on 24 March 2016

Category: Jasmine

What else does Cadbury offer?!

 

Enough about exams - the student blog mostly contains tips and advice about coping with exams and stress - but enough is enough.  Cadbury is about so much more than exams and studying.  There are so many opportunities and activities for you to get involved with, and that's what I want to…

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Posted by Rebecca Harbot on 22 March 2016

Category: Kamal

Bournemouth and Beyond

 

Hi everyone,

Welcome to March! The weather seems to be warming up a little and the days are getting longer meaning summer is on its way. Exams and deadlines are looming, but there’s still enough time to plan our revision and prepare for when they arrive.

This month I’ll be talking about…

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Posted by Rebecca Harbot on 20 March 2016

Category: Isobel

Top 3 tips on how to get high grades at Sociology

Hello again!


This blog post is mainly about the subject of Sociology (although you could probably adapt many of these to other subjects as well).
I got an A at GCSE Sociology, and I am now working at an A grade in A2 Sociology, so I thought I’d give some tips on how you too, if you’re…

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Posted by Rebecca Harbot on 15 March 2016

Category: Jasmine

New Year, New You?

 

Happy New Year! 2016 is upon us already. Can you believe it?!

January is a good time to set those New Year resolutions. You’re probably thinking “Wow that nonsense again,” Sigh. Seriously just give it a thought maybe you had something planned this year but postponed it or forgot about…

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Posted by Rebecca Harbot on 26 February 2016

Category: Kamal

February Mock Week

 

Hi everyone,

February has arrived already, and time seems to be ticking away incredibly quickly. This month I will be talking about mock exam week – how it works, how it benefits us and the importance of trying our hardest.
In the last week before February half term, we had mock exam…

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Posted by Rebecca Harbot on 26 February 2016

Category: Isobel

2016 Academic New Year’s Resolutions!

 

I wanted to do another quick blog update wishing everyone Merry Christmas, and if you don’t celebrate Christmas, happy holidays and I hope you enjoy your well-deserved break!!! 

I’m literally going to be spending the first week sitting in my house, binge-watching TV shows I have missed out…

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Posted by Rebecca Harbot on 29 January 2016

Category: Jasmine

The GCSE Re-sit Programme low-down

 

Hello!

This blog is another important blog entry about information people may be wondering about: What if my GCSE grades don't allow me onto A-level courses? I feel like this blog post can be aimed at both people who are genuinely wondering about the re-sit programme or students that are…

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Posted by Rebecca Harbot on 29 January 2016

Category: Jasmine

Mock Exam Preparation

 

  1. First and foremost avoid using the infamous statement "They're just mock exams" because these exams are vital in regards of preparing for mock exams. These mock exams are set under exam conditions therefore these exams are of great importance when it comes to the real ones.
  2. Go through…

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Posted by Rebecca Harbot on 29 January 2016

Category: Amandeep & Saiba

Revision Tips

 

Hello everyone, again. It’s my fourth blog already - Can you believe it? Merry Christmas to you all. 

With the first term nearly over, you would think that you have plenty time left until the summer where the majority of us will be sitting our exams. You would be right, but also wrong. I’m…

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Posted by Rebecca Harbot on 29 January 2016

Category: Kamal

Unearthing Geography

 

Hi everyone,

2016 is already upon us and hopefully this year will be excellent for us all!

Like my previous two blogs, where I have focused on each of my subjects, I will be talking about the third and final subject I am studying here at Cadbury: Geography. I have always had a passion…

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Posted by Rebecca Harbot on 29 January 2016

Category: Isobel

A-LEVELS: 4 Steps to Make Choosing Easier

The biggest difference between GCSE and A-level is the amount of subjects you do. A-level limits you to three, sometimes four. Choosing the right subjects can be hard and as much as I like to tell you to choose whatever you like, this is not the case.

1. Think ahead
It’s never too early to…

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Posted by Rebecca Harbot on 23 December 2015

Category: Alya

What Shall I choose?

At this time of year many students around the world are thinking about one very important decision in regards to studying: What subjects shall I choose? 

Well for the third time in my life I am facing that decision and I have decided to help some of the future A Level/BTEC students whose…

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Posted by Rebecca Harbot on 23 December 2015

Category: Taha

5 Tips for success during A-levels

 

Hello again!

I thought I would do a quick little update on the old 'blogosphere'. I got inspired for this particular blog post whilst sitting in the LRC (The Learning Resource Centre, as it is officially known as, but it's just "The Library" to you and me!)

However! It isn't "just" a…

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Posted by Rebecca Harbot on 23 December 2015

Category: Jasmine

T'is the season to...

... Catch up with revision?!?

Everyone loves the idea of Christmas! Delightful smiles, warm hearted mortals and a ravishing atmosphere. Best of all, two splendid weeks off college. 

Currently we’re half way into our college year, whether you’re a GCSE student, AS/A2 – you’re half way…

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Posted by Rebecca Harbot on 23 December 2015

Category: Amandeep & Saiba

The Skills Show

 

This blog is dedicated to The Skills Show which took place from 19-21 November in the NEC located by the Birmingham Airport.

The NEC hosts UK’s largest events from releasing new products to hosting events such as the Comic-Con. Whatever big event happens, it happens here at The NEC…

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Posted by Rebecca Harbot on 23 December 2015

Category: Kamal

December and Digital Arts

 

Hi everyone,

December seems to have come around incredibly quickly – we’re at the end of our first term already! I have to admit though; this is my favourite time of year, so I’m definitely not complaining!

But, similar to last month, I thought I’d use this blog post to talk about…

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Posted by Rebecca Harbot on 23 December 2015

Category: Isobel

How to manage exam stress

I think we all know the feeling when we’re a bit more stressed than usual because an assessment or an exam is coming up. Now, a little bit of stress isn't harmful; it can motivate you to work harder. However when you get to the point that it distracts you and messes up your daily routine, you need…

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Posted by Rebecca Harbot on 27 November 2015

Category: Lilla

Making a start at Cadbury College

 

This year, hundreds of new students joined Cadbury College. Getting into an entirely different environment can be difficult sometimes, however fitting into Cadbury isn't hard. Besides having a great variety of subjects to choose from, the college also has awesome societies that we can join…

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Posted by Rebecca Harbot on 27 November 2015

Category: Lilla

5 apps to help you study

 

Many people will tell you to bury your phone in a soundproof box 6 feet underground when studying, but your phone can actually be quite helpful. It fully depends on how you are using it. Here are some ways I use my phone to get the most of my revision.


Pomodoro

The Pomodoro technique…

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Posted by Rebecca Harbot on 27 November 2015

Category: Alya

University: Is it worth it?

 

Many of you reading this will be facing a big decision is your life in regards to your career. In amidst of all that is one very important question that has many benefits and arguably some disadvantages. That question is do you want to continue your studies by going to university? The truth…

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Posted by Rebecca Harbot on 27 November 2015

Category: Taha

Transition from 1st year to 2nd year

 

Hello again, it’s Jasmine!

Decided my first “official” blog post - to say- should be about how I've been finding my A2 year (2nd year of a-levels). All I can say right now is… My WORD there a lot of work! A lot of hard work!

It’s not just revision, and end of topic tests, and mock…

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Posted by Rebecca Harbot on 27 November 2015

Category: Jasmine

UCAS Advice!

 

As the UCAS deadline is fast approaching, we thought for this month's blog, we'd share our overall top tips on dealing with it all.

  1. Research! 
    Most uni courses are for a couple of years so you're going to be doing the course for quite a while. Make sure you've researched your course…

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Posted by Rebecca Harbot on 27 November 2015

Category: Amandeep & Saiba

Blog No.2

 

Time draws near for a second blog to be published. Enjoy the last one?

Last time, I discussed my college experiences with a quick overview on the transition from school to Cadbury Sixth Form College.

Everyone should be settled in by now and realised whose friends groups they fit into…

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Posted by Rebecca Harbot on 27 November 2015

Category: Kamal

Exploring Textiles

 

Hi everyone,

November is upon us already! Last month I wrote about starting college and dealing with the switch into a brand new environment. But now, after spending many more hours here at Cadbury, I want to tell you all about a subject that I am really enjoying at the moment;…

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Posted by Rebecca Harbot on 27 November 2015

Category: Isobel

First Blog Post!

 

Hello everyone!

I'm Alya, a 17-year old AS Cadbury student doing Biology, Chemistry, Maths and Creative Writing. 

This is my second year in Cadbury College because I did my GCSEs here.

I enjoy reading and writing and have a passion for psychology, poetry and baking.

In 2014, I…

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Posted by Rebecca Harbot on 30 October 2015

Category: Alya

My College Experience and What I Have Learnt

 

At the start of my First Year at Cadbury Sixth Form College things were complicated; it seemed that the skills I learnt from Oldbury Academy were not enough to prepare me for the transition to college life.   As such, it took me quite a while to adapt. 

Eventually I got used to the idea of…

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Posted by Rebecca Harbot on 30 October 2015

Category: Taha

First Blog Post!

Hello everybody! It’s Jasmine here!

Since you may not know who on Earth I am, let me take this opportunity to introduce myself properly. I’m a second year student here at Cadbury, studying Biology, Psychology and Sociology, as well as being an academic mentor, student representative and now…

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Posted by Rebecca Harbot on 30 October 2015

Category: Jasmine

Open Day

 

It’s the seventeenth of October, where is the place to be? Cadbury College Open Day! We spent our day at the college's Open Day taking a look at the stalls, helping out and also talking to any prospective students who are looking to come to Cadbury.

Our role during Cadbury's Open Day was…

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Posted by Rebecca Harbot on 30 October 2015

Category: Amandeep & Saiba

Le First Blog

 

Hello there.

If you haven’t yet noticed, I’m pretty new to this whole ‘blogging’ business - but I hope I do well to entertain and even captivate a few of you out there. 

To begin allow me to introduce myself. My name is Kamal and I’m currently studying my first year here at Cadbury;…

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Posted by Rebecca Harbot on 30 October 2015

Category: Kamal

A New Beginning

 

Hi everyone,

Let me start by introducing myself; my name is Isobel and this is my first post as a student blogger. I started at Cadbury Sixth Form College in September 2015, and so far, things have been going really well. I studied GCSEs at Hall Green Secondary School, and although I loved…

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Posted by Rebecca Harbot on 30 October 2015

Category: Isobel