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New Courses & Support for Newton Rigg Students
From September 2021, we will be offering new courses in uniformed public services and are accepting Newton Rigg applications for the second year of study in some course areas.
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Here at Kendal College, we have a culture of high expectations, creating an environment in which A-Level learners can thrive.

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Course Overview

Kendal College success rates are consistently amongst the top 6 percent in the country. We have 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 professional 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 professional and technical 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.

A-Levels we offer:
- Accounting
- Art & Design
- Biology
- Business
- Chemistry
- Computing
- Economics
- English Literature
- English Language
- French
- Further Maths
- Geography
- History
- Law
- Mathematics
- Music
- Philosophy
- Photography
- Physics
- Politics
- Psychology
- Sociology

Please see the course information for the individual subjects for more information.

An Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) may be undertaken as part of A-Level study to help showcase academic skills for university applications.

Do you a have a career/industry area in mind? Would you like to combine academic learning with practical experience? Then why not combine A-Levels with professional & technical study? This will offer valuable practical work experience with academic qualifications, enabling you to progress to university or employment. 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.

If you would like to study a full-time programme of A-levels, please complete a full-time application form.

Entry Requirements

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.

If you would like to study a full-time programme of A-levels, please complete a full-time application form.

After Your Course

Whatever A-Levels you choose, they will contribute to the requirements for an exciting range of opportunities for further study!



Course fees are per year for full-time & degree-level courses, and per course for part-time courses.

The current full-time & degree-level fee information is related to the 2020/21 academic year and is subject to change before the start of the course. Fees for 2021/22 will be updated in the Spring Term 2021. There may also be additional costs associated with the course.

This course is funded by the government and may be free if you are:

  • Aged 16-18 on 31/08/21
  • Aged 19-23 on an Entry Level or Level 1 course with the intent to progress to a Level 2 course
  • Aged 19-23 on your first full Level 2 or Level 3 course
  • Aged 19-23 on your first Level 4 course (if you haven’t already got a Level 3 qualification)
  • Aged 19+ on Functions Skills or GCSE English or Maths
  • Unemployed and in receipt of JSA/ESA(WRAG)/Universal Credit or another eligible state benefit on an Entry Level, Level 1 or Level 2 course
  • Member of a low-income household & in financial hardship on an Entry Level, Level 1 or Level 2 course


The fees displayed are for the 1-year AS-Level course. If you would like to progress onto the full A-Level, please contact us for the cost of the second year as it will be different.

Level 3-6 Courses for Adults

Advanced Learning Loans are available for students aged 19+ and studying an eligible Level 3/4/5 and 6 Course. If you are on an Access course, the loan will be written off if you complete a degree.

Please speak to Student Services for more information on course fees.