- Courses starting September. Call 01539 814700 for details.
Kendal College is the only College in Cumbria and North Lancashire to be rated outstanding by Ofsted and student success rates are consistently amongst the top 10 in the country. The College already has an excellent track record of students achieving their first choice university and our students are fully prepared and know what to expect from university life upon leaving the College.
Our new University Hub reinforces our support, bringing together learning materials with study spaces for our A-level students. Our tutors are highly experienced with valuable vocational experience.
What are A-levels?
A-level or ‘Advanced Level’ is one of the next qualifications after GCSE level and is typically studied over a two-year period. At Kendal College, A-levels can be combined with vocational courses (e.g. Engineering Extended Diploma & Maths A-level) or up to four subjects can be studied on a stand alone basis.
What are AS-levels?
Like A-levels, AS-level or ‘Advanced Subsidiary’ Level is one of the next qualifications after GCSE level and again is typically studied over two years. An AS-level is made up of three units and an A-level is made up of six units. Students taking as AS-level in year one can then progress to an A2 level in year two, which when combined, make up a full A-level. AS-levels were introduced to provide students with more choice in subjects as they can typically study up to five subjects in the first year.
What will I learn?
A/AS-level courses we offer include:
- Art & Design (Graphic Communication)
- Drama & Theatre
- English Literature
- English Language
- Further Maths
Please see the course information for the individual subjects for more information.
Are you interested in taking a more practical approach to A-level study with a view to progressing to univesrity or securing a good job when you finish your studies? Then why not combine A-levels with professional & technical study? This will offer valuable practical work experience with academic qualifications. For example, you could study Performing Arts with an English A-level, Health & Social Care with Biology A-level, Engineering with Maths A-level etc. If you are interested in this package, please discuss this with our tutors at an Open Evening or when you come for interview.
5 GCSEs at Grade C or above (or 4) in any examined subject. Must include English Language and Maths.
NOTE: Some subjects may also require a specific GCSE grade in a related subject area.
Please see individual subjects for more information.