Welcome to Cadbury Sixth Form College
Cadbury College is a specialist sixth form college providing advanced level education post-16. The majority of our courses are A Levels, but we also offer applied courses in the form of BTEC qualifications.
Unlike other colleges where you have to choose between studying a purely A Level Programme or a full-time vocational course, we offer you the opportunity to combine different types of qualifications and experience a range of learning styles. You can study just A Levels, choose to do A Levels alongside BTEC qualfications, or study more than one vocational course.
The information on this website has been designed to give you an insight into the courses we offer. As a specialist A Level college, dedicated to delivering full-time learning to 16-18 year olds, we are able to offer a wide range of subjects in any combination. Many of our specialist staff are also examiners or chief examiners in their subject, so you can be sure of the very best quality of teaching.
Some key facts about Cadbury College:
- Specialist Sixth Form College dedicated to 16-19 year olds
- Delivering quality A Level teaching for over 25 years
- A huge range of subjects available in almost any combination
- Dedicated and specialist teachers who work exclusively with 16-19 year olds
- Great support for progression into university or employment
- Specialist facilities dedicated to A Level learning
- A student friendly timetable
- A rich and diverse community, with students coming from over 130 schools
- A personal tutor for all students
- Student voice and representation through Student Guild and student-led societies
- Great pastoral support including bursaries and welfare advice
The College is based on one campus, with good recreational facilities and plenty of open space for sport and relaxation.
Our Learning Resource Centre houses over 25,000 resources including 100 computers and a range of books, journals and online learning materials which support all courses. Offering 200 study spaces it is an ideal environment for A Level learning.
The Hub is a restaurant and social space, open daily and serving a range of hot and cold food.
A fitness room and cardio gym helps students keep fit whilst at college.
A multi-faith room is open to students of all faiths for prayer, meditation and reflection during the college day.
Each area of a study is equipped with dedicated facilities. Science subjects have dedicated laboratories, modern languages work in a multimedia language lab and creative subjects have studio space and specialist resources.
Modern teaching rooms are equipped with wifi, video display and online study materials. All students benefit from our well-resourced Virtual Learning Environment.
Recent additions to the campus include rehearsal rooms and a recording studio for Music and a 180-seat performing arts space for Drama.
The College is committed to ensuring all students achieve their potential.
Every student has a personal tutor, who is there to support you and help you achieve. You will meet with your personal tutor regularly to discuss your progress.
You can also expect guidance from your teachers in lessons and optional workshops, which are run to help your learning.
A team of post-graduate academic facilitators provide one-to-one support, including help with coursework, homework, study skills and revision tips.
If you experience a problem whilst at college, Student Services are on hand to help with advice on a range of issues as well as providing a confidential counselling service.
Fees and Bursary
The college provides a range of bursaries to support students in financial need. There are no tuition fees. Some subjects may require you to buy a few resources, but costs are kept to a minimum.
If you require some additional support with your learning, the College’s skilled learning support team will assist you during your time with us.
The Careers service will help you get to where you want to be; providing careers guidance and advice on options, as well as practical help with CVs, application forms and job interviews.
Our well-established Higher Education Programme will guide you through the university application process. This includes specialist support for students wishing to apply to Oxford or Cambridge University or Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary courses.
A Higher Education and Employment Fair is organised every year.
Exams and assessments were undertaken across 42 subjects this summer. 25 subjects achieved a 100% pass rate with other subjects achieving results in the high nineties.
Our 2015 results:
- 97% pass rate
34% achieved High Grades (B or above)
- Around 75% of students go to university
You can find more about our recent results and performance in individual subjects on our website.
How to apply
If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Cadbury Sixth Form College directly.