Bon Appétit!

Bon Appétit!

Bon appetit! Cadbury was the first of a series of colleges in the region to thank their local community with food and friendship by hosting the Big Community Lunch.

Cadbury students and staff were saying thank you to more than 60 guests from Kings Norton Primary School and local care homes, with a picnic-style lunch attended by HM The King’s representative, the Deputy Lieutenant Dr M Sakhawat.

The special occasion involved delicious food, creative craft activities, face painting and live music from students. Students were also responsible for helping to organise the event and make it as sustainable as possible.

Executive Director for Human Resources and Organisational Development, Becky Beaty, said: “The Big Lunch is a wonderful opportunity for neighbours and communities to come together for a few hours of friendship, food, and fun. It aims to connect people and foster friendlier, safer communities where conversations, ideas, skills, resources, and friendship can be shared.
“A big thank to our hosts, the hugely committed student support team who are key to our positive learning environment and to ensuring all learners have full access to their studies through a broad range of pastoral and welfare services.”

The project, which is being organised and run by the West Midlands Lieutenancy, means Cadbury will join fellow further education colleges in the region in hosting community events throughout June.

More than a thousand people are set to attend lunches, afternoon teas and picnics, which will coincide with the year’s Big Lunch project to celebrate everything that makes our communities great.

The Lord-Lieutenant for the West Midlands, Sir John Crabtree OBE, said; “I’m delighted that so many colleges from right across the region are getting involved with this year’s #FE Big Lunch.
“Launched last year to coincide with the Coronation, the initiative has really taken off and is set to be bigger and better than ever.
“With a sustainable and environmentally friendly theme this year, the West Midlands Lieutenancy is pleased to be supporting these important community events and we hope everyone has a great time.”

In Search of Inspiration for Your Career Destination?

In Search of Inspiration for Your Career Destination?

Which Careers Did Our Amazing Alumni Choose?

If you need inspiration for choosing your degree destination after sixth form, take a tip from Cadbury’s Class of 2023. Creative, scientific, business, health and humanities – they’ve got them all covered – along with the most popular career choices. In fact, there’s everything from nursing, criminology and architecture to data science, forensic psychology and film-making.

Sometimes it can feel like you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to deciding on that final degree direction, but it needn’t be a case of choosing one or the other. Our 2023 class found their perfect matches by combining Business & Marketing, Ancient History & History, Criminology & Psychology, Civil & Transportation Engineering, International Relations & Economics, and Radiotherapy & Oncology.

Enrich your experience

Want to investigate and really get under the skin of something new? If you’re looking for a completely new challenge, do some outside the box thinking and opt for higher study in Artificial Intelligence, Construction Project Management, Paramedic Science, Marine Biology, Professional Policing or even Horology.

Never work with children or animals the old saying goes. But that hasn’t deterred our alumni from going into teaching and studying Early Childhood Education and Care, Education and SEND, Primary Education with Qualified Teacher Status, Working with Children, Young People and Families, or even Zoology with a (wait for it) Year Abroad!

Sandwich Placements 🥪

Looking to fill up your CV before you even graduate? Well degrees like Biochemistry, Computer Games Technology, Cyber Security, Digital Media Computing, Media and Communication can offer you a professional placement year or industrial experience as an integral part of your course. Food for thought!

So if you want to follow a similar path to our amazing alumni, or start your very own career trajectory, we’ve got some incredible courses that will set you on your way.

Apply today and secure your place.

Break into the high-demand media content creation sector!

Break into the high-demand media content creation sector!

Demand for media content has never been higher!

  • The Film, Television and Video sector contributes over £12 billion to the UK economy
  • The UK Film Industry is set to grow by over 4% over the next 2 years
  • Major new film studios and production companies are under development in Birmingham.

So there’s no better time to study and train for a career in content creation, with massive opportunities for young people to get the skills needed for future employment.

Achieve your maximum potential by studying for a T Level in Media, Broadcast & Production at Cadbury Sixth Form College. After 2 years you’ll be the proud holder of an advanced qualification that’s equivalent to 3 A Levels and you’ll have developed skills in generating and pitching ideas, project planning, filming, editing, graphics, animation, post-production and marketing.

  • You’ll get exclusive access to state-of-the art facilities and equipment, including: dedicated iMac suites, photography and film studios, recording studio, professional cameras, lighting and audio equipment, digital Fab Lab, drones and VR headsets.
  • You’ll learn from tutors with extensive experience within the media sectors
  • You’ll get a ‘MEGA’ support package deal which includes free and unlimited travel, specialist equipment and resources to support your studies and work placements
  • You’ll complete industry placements, preparing you for employment in a range of roles within the creative sector for example: audio production assistant, broadcast assistant, production management assistant, programme assistant, runner, TV production assistant, junior content producer, social media assistant/co-ordinator or even junior media executive

See if you’re cut out for a content creation career!

  • Sign up to attend an Information Webinar for Year 11 pupils and parents/carers on Thursday 23 May
  • Take part in an interactive Discovery Day on Thursday 27 June


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With Cadbury Sixth Form College Summer Talk & Tours just around the corner, now is the perfect time to kick-start your future career plans and join us this June.

Our on-campus Talk & Tours on Thursday June 15, 5-7pm, and Saturday June 17, 10am-2pm, are designed to give you all the information you need on our 50+ courses, and are the last events you can sign up for before college starts in September.

They are informal events with great opportunities to see our first-class facilities and meet some of our current student ambassadors who can accompany you around the building. You can ask them questions as you go, as they’ve got lots of insights and advice to share about life at Cadbury.

Have a further look at why this could be the perfect place for you by exploring behind the scenes and visiting our teaching spaces and social areas, libraries and learning centres. You can also see the progress of our brand new £6.6million Science City building project, where we are creating exciting digital, coding and robotics possibilities.

When you arrive on campus, you’ll be met by our friendly Meet & Greet team. They’ll sign you in and show you where you need to go next.

Here is where our senior staff will answer all your questions and explain the Cadbury experience in detail to future students and parents, from how courses are delivered, and what to expect on your first day, to how to become a successful graduate.

Ambassadors will show you around the campus facilities and different departments, so you get a real feel for where you’ll be studying and see the subject areas you’re most interested in.

So if you are looking for some summer inspiration to start your own success story, book your Talk & Tours spot here.

*Your booking already includes spaces for your family and friends. You just need to book for yourself. Have your ticket QR code ready to reduce your waiting time.

A Level students at Cadbury Sixth Form College have been celebrating record results today, with an increase in the pass rate for the third year running.

Alongside university acceptances, the results have enabled students the chance to embark on a broad range of opportunities. These include further education, apprenticeships and work placements across the city and throughout the UK.

Excellent results were also secured for students studying T Level courses, with a 100% pass rate and 85% students achieving high grades.

Florida Lucau achieved A*AA and will be moving on to University of Birmingham to study Biochemistry
Arun Thirugnanarajah got AAA and will be studying Law at the University of Nottingham
Lucy Greetham achieved A*A*A* and is taking a planning to take a gap year before moving on to study Graphic Design

Alongside moving onto prestigious universities across the country, a number of students have secured high profile apprenticeships.

Sherika Graham achieved A*AB and will be taking up an apprenticeship with tax, audit and advisory firm Grant Thornton
Fatima Faouaz achieved BBC and will be starting as an apprentice with accountants Trevor Jones.
T Level students Lucy Webb and Jessica Cartmell both achieved Distinctions. Lucy is planning to study Primary Education at Manchester Metropolitan University and Jessica plans to study Counselling at Newman University.

Principal of Cadbury Sixth Form College, Julia Stevens, said: “I’d like to personally congratulate all our A Level students at Cadbury Sixth Form College; they should be incredibly proud of the results that have been achieved today. Whichever path our students choose to follow – whether it’s university, apprenticeships or work placements – I’ve no doubt that they have a bright and exciting future ahead of them.

“I’d also like to thank our dedicated team of teachers and support staff, who go above and beyond to ensure every single student receives the support and guidance they need to achieve their full potential. It’s been a hugely rewarding year at the College and I’m so pleased to see the class of 2023 secure such exceptional results.”

More than 50 different A Levels, T Levels, BTEC Diplomas and Subsidiary Diplomas are delivered by Cadbury Sixth Form College’s specialist faculty. The team is committed to not only preparing pupils for the transition to university, but also helping them to build a strong skill set for the workplace, within an enriching and supportive learning environment.

So you’ve just had your results. What’s next for you?

Whether you know where you’re heading or not, knowing about the different routes open to you is a great place to start.
There are many ways to get your dream job, and T Levels are one of your options.

If you’d like to know what a career is like while you continue to study, T Levels just might be for you.

What’s a T Level?

A T Level is a nationally-recognised qualification for 16 to 19-year-olds that takes 2 years to complete. Leading businesses and employers helped design T Levels to give you the knowledge and skills you need. They’re roughly equal to 3 A Levels.

What you’ll do on a T Level course

You’ll spend 80% of your time in the classroom and 20% on a minimum 9-week placement with an employer. This means you’ll learn what a real career is like while you continue your studies.

The very first cohort of Cadbury T Level students have secured excellent results this year, with a 100% pass rate and 85% of students achieving high grades.

Lucy Webb and Jessica Cartmell both achieved Distinctions.

  • Lucy is planning to study Primary Education at Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Jessica plans to study Counselling at Newman University

Grades you need to take a T Level

To study T Levels at Cadbury you’ll need GCSE grade 4 or above in Maths and English (plus Science for the Health T Level)

Subjects you can take

Digital Design & Development
Education & Childcare

After your T Level

A T Level is worth the same UCAS points as 3 A Levels. You can use UCAS points to apply to university or another type of higher education. You can also use your T Level to do a related higher level apprenticeship or start your career.

If you’d like to chat or get advice about T Levels or your future, come and see us in campus during our opening times.

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