Cadbury Sixth Form College
Birmingham, United Kingdom
About Cadbury Sixth Form College
Cadbury Sixth Form College is a co-educational further education college for sixth form students based in Birmingham.
The college was established in 1983 following a restructure of further education provision in Birmingham. It now has 1050 students, approximately 75% of which go on to university each year. It offers over 50 subjects at A-Level and BTEC Level 3 and 2. Students come over from 130 schools in Birmingham and the wider area.
Unlike other sixth form colleges where one must choose between studying a pure A level programme or a full-time vocational programme, Cadbury Sixth Form College allows students to combine different types of qualifications and develop their own unique study programme. Students can also seek career advice at the college.
Values and vision
Cadbury Sixth Form College sees the educational experience it provides as very different to that that one would experience at school. Students are given greater freedom and are expected take responsibility for their own learning. However, as at school, the college aims to ensure a watchful eye is kept on students’ performance and regular contact with parents is valued.
The college prides itself on having high expectations of its learners, not just in academic performance, but in the way that they conduct themselves and develop personally. They are expected to exemplify an ethos of mutual respect, positive encouragement, and participation.