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Cadbury College

Here at Cadbury Sixth Form College we pride ourselves on offering young people an extensive range of over 50 advanced level subjects in an environment that is designed to exclusively meet the needs, interests and aspirations of the young adults we serve.

Our mission is to provide high quality education leading to excellent higher education and employment prospects for our diverse community of students. A high percentage of our students progress to university, whilst others go into careers in the workplace with aligned higher education training. Whatever their destination, our students leave prepared for their next steps: independent, adaptable and resilient.

Our learners travel from across Birmingham, Solihull, Hall Green, Bordesley, Sutton Coldfield & Redditch to experience our specialist Sixth Form College. We offer all 16-18 students FREE bus travel, so whether the college is local to you or not, we make it easier for you to get here.

Why Cadbury Sixth Form College

Cadbury’s reputation is built upon excellent teaching, caring pastoral care and strong student support. We help students to achieve their full potential at Cadbury and students go on to study at universities across the UK or get into full time employment once they have completed their studies.

Sixth Form College Birmingham

Based in Kings Norton, Cadbury benefits from great transport links. With bus stops right outside the college and the Kings Norton train station within walking distance, students can travel from all over Birmingham. We take students from Birmingham, the West Midlands and neighbouring counties.

A Levels and BTEC courses in Birmingham

With over 50 courses specialising in various subjects, we offer a range of qualifications to study at different levels. Cadbury offers A Level and BTEC courses. Students at Cadbury have the option to study Level 2 or Level 3 courses.

Student Testimonials

“Whilst studying Religious Studies at Cadbury Sixth Form College I have developed a much clearer understanding and awareness of the world’s most popular religions. Religious Studies appeals to individuals who are inquisitive and willing to challenge their own attitudes and beliefs, as well as those of others.” Niyaz

“I studied Sociology with English Language and Psychology at Cadbury Sixth Form College, achieving AAC grades. I am now studying a degree in Sociology at the University of Liverpool.” Hannah

“Studying Sport & Exercise Science gives me the opportunity to work on individual and team skills, whilst also allowing me to develop my knowledge in Physiology so I can go on to University and study Physiotherapy.” Sheniqua

“It’s so much more coursework based than it is for GCSE. That sparks imagination and it’s a pretty amazing thing when teachers teach you practical skills and then just let you get on with it, and let your imagination carry you across your course.” Finn

“Doing this qualification has really pushed me ahead. I feel like the experience at Cadbury has been very inclusive. The students here are diverse and the teachers are very accepting.” Aqael

“It’s been a good experience as it’s different to how we used to do it in secondary school. This is where teamwork and communication skills come in.” Deborah

“You’ll be given a topic and you’ll find your own route and your own ideas and you build on them. So it goes from a massive scramble of everything to getting that one final piece.” Ciaran

“Pretty much on every module you’ll cover, you’ll do some kind of practical investigation. It’s really useful to see how the knowledge that you’ve learned can be applied in science and how you can learn about things like respiration and how it can be implemented in the real world. All the teachers are really helpful here.” Elliott

“So two days we do placement, and we watch the development of children and how they learn. Everything we learn in class we implement in a nursery setting. The teachers support you really well in your work so you can achieve the best grade, and if you are struggling with your grades, they’ll push you to get the best grades you can achieve.” Tanya

“I think it’s nice that you have that choice as in a lot of colleges you have to do certain topics. I could choose which topics I was more interested in. The teachers have been really helpful and are always around to help when you need them to be. Even when you’re not in college they’re really quick to respond on emails at any time of the day.” Zabrina

“If you think that you need GCSE experience – you don’t. You can completely start from scratch and it’s not daunting because you don’t jump straight into international trade and globalisation. You start from the local UK economics system and you build up on your knowledge as you’re going along. The Economics teachers are absolutely lovely. They give you information about work experience events that are happening locally, and because of that I managed to secure a Goldman Sachs and a Morgan Stanley insight week programme which was really good to go on the CV as well.” Asha

“The teachers have been really kind and supportive since the start.” Salima

“American and British History has been super-interesting. We delve into our coursework and for that we went to the Slavery Museum in Liverpool. There’s just a lot of mutual respect from teacher to student.” Joe

“There’s tons of support from the staff and I do find lessons really fun. I’m really fortunate to do Maths as all of my other subjects are humanities based, but I also really love STEM subjects as well, and so coming here I’ve been able to do both and there’s been no problem, with no timetable clashes, as Cadbury made sure I was able to do everything that I wanted to do.” Ellie

“I moved from a sixth form and restarted here and it’s just been an overall better experience. Music is literally one of the best courses I could ever ask for. We’ve got such an amazing teacher. It’s very performance based which is what I thrive in. We do ensemble work as a group and we do solo work. There’s still a bit of theory in there and we put on gigs in the canteen every few weeks.” Emily

“This course is more workshop based and the second year is really practical. We have trips planned out and performances. This college is so inclusive in terms of anyone can join.” Tia

“The course is split into the UK and the US with two different teachers – both of them incredible. We do have a lot more freedom in this college and it’s nice because we can revise how we want and at any point in time we can go to our teachers and they’re always there to help us. They always make time for us.” Praveer

“It’s very different from GCSE in the sense that you’re not just focusing specifically on how people of a certain religion live their lives. These are huge almost incomprehensible ideas that do make their way into your mind. I think it’s now probably my favourite subject.” Thomas

“You get an insight into a different culture. One thing I really like is how dynamic it is so it’s not like secondary school where you have the teacher really far from the student. Here it’s more. I really like my teachers, they’re really supportive and they made the lessons really accessible with their own tactics, when sometimes the topics are hard. They also offer trips to Spain.” Omaima

“We look at the theory. We talk about issues and injuries. There are practical elements like how to do coaching, how to set up a coaching session, how to communicate. My teachers are great at communicating and we know what we’re doing when it comes to work. There’s great student feedback so you do feel part of the sporting area.” Jake

“It’s mostly go into the classroom and go straight ahead with our own work. We all have our own individual projects. Recently we’ve been to the Herbert Art Gallery for textiles to visit Daniel Lismore which is great and I think that organising all these gallery visits is so great for our research as well. We’ve been to London and Tate Liverpool. We have such great teachers. They’re really encouraging. The teaching style here and the friends I’ve made here are really great. I cherish the memories that I’ve made here.”

Cadbury Career Pathways

Cadbury Sixth Form College has an excellent reputation for being one of the very best sixth form colleges in Birmingham, offering an innovative learning experience. The College offers a range of professional career pathway courses which include a combination of A Levels, BTEC Diplomas or Subsidiary Diplomas that can lead to employment or university.

Digital Media, Journalism and Marketing
Digital Media, Journalism and Marketing

A pathway designed for careers to express your creativity with digital influences.

Medicine and Life Sciences
Medicine and Life Sciences

A pathway designed for students with an aptitude for science and concerned about the welfare of others..

Health & Social Care
Health & Social Care

A pathway designed for careers focusing on empowering others and providing support.

Engineering and Design for Future Innovation
Engineering and Design for Future Innovation

A pathway designed for careers with an analytical, technical and design focus, creating the solutions of tomorrow.

Computer Science
Computer Science

A pathway designed for careers in a rapidly developing sector with the latest technology trends and influences.

Business, Entrepreneurship and Enterprise
Business, Entrepreneurship and Enterprise

A pathway designed for careers in business management areas including sales and marketing.

Law and Criminology
Law and Criminology

A pathway designed for careers providing a deeper understanding of society and related issues.

Latest News & Events

Gamers looking to turn their passion for Esports into a profession now have the chance to do just that at Cadbury Sixth Form College.
A brand-new Level 3 Esports course is launching at Cadbury in September 2024, providing students with an introduction to the fast-developing world of Esports. The College group has invested in esports gaming rooms, editing suites and enterprise pods to ensure students have access to the most inclusive and dynamic growth environment in an industry already worth over £1 billion.

Over two years students will gain valuable hands-on experience and discover more about the unique crossover of subjects such as enterprise, game design, marketing, business, teamwork and event management in the rapidly growing Esports industry. As they continue to develop their understanding of the industry, learners will also cover the technical aspects of Esports including programming, 2D & 3D graphics and live-streamed broadcasting, culminating in the design and delivery of their own competitive Esports event.

Learners taking this qualification will study topics ranging from skills, strategies and analysis to health, wellbeing and fitness for Esports players and responsible gaming. They will also benefit greatly from interaction with professional teams, guest speaker talks and work experience opportunities.

Head of Sport, Scott Thomas, said: “Esports is a rapidly growing industry around the world and within the education sector. This generation of students have grown up online and their sights are set on a digital future. Many UK universities now offer Esports as a degree course. Our students will have access to players and expertise which will enable them to turn their passion into a profession, learning employability skills including digital, problem-solving, teamwork, organisation and analytics to support them in whichever pathway they choose to progress.

“If you’re passionate about gaming and want to turn it into a career, this is the perfect opportunity for you.”

Don’t miss out on this chance to turn your passion into a profession!

Apply now for Esports

Studying at college is not like studying at school or moving onto a school sixth form. There’s so much more to life at Cadbury!

By joining us at Cadbury Sixth Form College, you’ll become part of one of the most diverse and vibrant college communities. Here you’ll develop and enjoy independence, make lifelong friends and experience our fantastic facilities and unbeatable support.

Here are the Top 5 best things about college life:

You’re in charge
From picking your courses, deciding when and where to do your additional study outside of lessons, to what you wear to college. At college you’ll be treated like an adult and enjoy the benefits of independence. You get to take control of your learning and your future and most importantly you get to be yourself.

There is support for you everywhere
Some people can’t wait to leave school and for others it can seem a bit daunting. If the idea of independence and moving somewhere new scares you, then don’t worry. First of all, you’re not alone, loads of people feel anxious, but more importantly there’s even more support on offer than you’re used to at school. We have staff to help with everything from catching up with homework, applying to university, welfare, finance and mental health – the list goes on. You can find more about support here.

There is always something going on
Life at college is much more than just what goes on in the classroom and there’s always something new to get involved in, from trips abroad to experience new cultures to cultural celebrations in college, freshers’ fairs and activity days. College life is jam-packed and never boring. We offer a wide range of enrichment courses too from sports clubs to societies – you can find out more here.

The best facilities
Your school may have a good library or even some new sports equipment, but at Cadbury Sixth Form College the facilities are next level! Using the latest technology and design we have everything from science labs, libraries, gym and sports facilities to nursing wards, film studios and robotics labs. Our brand-new £6.6million STEM building is a must see. Find out more here.

Make college pay!
From our free college bus pass to bursary and welfare support, college doesn’t have to be expensive. In fact it’s the opposite – you can make it pay – whether it’s taking advantage of all the student discounts on offer to getting support with job applications with our careers team. Being a Cadbury student comes with lots of added benefits.

Firstly, don’t worry about your interview!

Interviews are short, friendly one-to-one meetings where you get to discuss your strengths and ambitions with a member of Cadbury staff. If you’re really nervous then you can have a parent or guardian to join you for support.

Why do colleges ask for interviews?

At this stage the interview is more of a consultation, where we can both make sure you’re selecting the right courses to meet your aspirations – it’s also your opportunity to ask questions too!

What if I can’t make my appointment?

If you miss your appointment, don’t worry, we’ll be happy to rearrange at a time more convenient for you. Email [email protected] or call 0121 458 3898.

Still a bit anxious about your interview?

Don’t worry, we’re here to help! Here are our Top 5 Tips for your interview:

1) Be prepared

Take a look at the website, read the course briefs and familiarise yourself with the courses you’re applying for.

2) Prepare your answers

Most Colleges will ask the same type of questions such as ‘why do you want to study the subject?’ and ‘why do you want to attend this College?’ – all questions you will know the answer to!

3) It’s your opportunity to ask us questions too

Do you want to know about the timetable? What about enrichment opportunities or more about a particular course? Asking a smart and well thought out question not only shows you are interested but gives you more information about what you’re applying for.

4) Arrive on time

Plan your journey and try to arrive a little early, as being late can leave you feeling stressed or flustered. If you are running late don’t panic, we’ll still complete your interview.

5) Be yourself

Remember nobody is here to catch you out! Interviews are designed to help you get all the advice and guidance you need, so be honest and make the most of it.

Book your interview here

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