With the start of a term on the horizon, many young people across Birmingham are planning to start the next phase of their career at college. For many students this is an exciting time, but some individuals may be feeling a little apprehensive.

Cadbury College, the specialist sixth form college based in Kings Norton, has come up with a unique programme to support those who are concerned about their new start.

The Step Up scheme is a college wide initiative specifically designed to help students make a successful transition from GCSE to AS Level study and focuses on helping individuals gain the skills they need to become successful advanced level students.

Delivered across all subjects, Step Up supports students with personal organisation, independent learning, note taking and problem solving. The programme is for all new students and will run for the first term.

Rachel Harrison, Marketing and External Communications Officer at Cadbury College, said:

“College offers a fresh start and new opportunities but sometimes a student can be worried about starting a new course or how they will cope with the demands of A Level study.”

“Step Up has been specifically designed to address these concerns and to support students with the move from school to college.”

The Step Up programme aims to help students become independent learners and provide the skills they need to be successful at college and university.

Cadbury Sixth Form College offers a wide range of A Level and BTEC Level 3 vocational courses, which are available in almost any combination of subjects.

At Cadbury, individuals follow a study programme that is unique to them; with students being able to follow an academic programme of A Levels, mix A Levels and BTEC qualifications or study more than one vocational BTEC course.

Students who are interested in studying A Levels or BTEC vocational courses at Cadbury College can find out more by visiting Places are available to start in September 2014. Interested individuals should contact the college for further details.



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