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Look forward to the past at Kendal College

27 Apr 2016

Students interested in starting or progressing careers in the cultural heritage sector; from archaeologists to museum and gallery assistants and curators, will soon be given a head start at Kendal College. 

From September 2016, the College will be introducing new ‘A’ Level courses in partnership with Kendal Museum. A-Level Archaeology and History will both be based in the unique learning environment of Kendal Museum – one of the oldest museums in the country.

Much of the study will be focused around real life artefacts from the Museum’s own collections, giving students exclusive first-hand practical experience, unlike most typical A-Level courses.

Archaeology students will get to grips with Ancient Egypt and Roman Britain investigating items such as jewellery, hieroglyphic scripts and military and day to day items from Roman Forts and archaeological sites in Cumbria. History students will look at medieval and modern history specifically focusing on the Crusades and the English Revolution.

Matt Burke, Head of School for Creative Arts at Kendal College, said: “These are two of the most exciting courses to be added to our new A-Level curriculum at Kendal College. It’s not every day that you get the opportunity to work with items dating back hundreds and thousands of years, which will really help bring your studies to life.

“Kendal Museum provides a rare and stimulating place for students to learn and develop a true understanding of history and archaeology. Students signing up to these new A-Level courses will have a head start when it comes to furthering or entering a career in the cultural heritage sector.”

Kendal College re-introduced A-Level courses last year and is expanding the range of subjects available to study for the 2016/2017. In addition to Archaeology and History, other new A-Levels include STEM subjects, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics. All A-Levels can be studied individually or combined with an existing vocational course.

For more information on studying A-Levels at Kendal College, click here