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3
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A-Levels

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

A-Level English Language explores the study of English Language both as a medium of communication and as a topic in its own right, with an emphasis on the opportunity for students to pursue lines of enquiry, analyse texts produced by others and debate different views.

The course covers a variety of topics including how the language has changed and developed over time and how language can be used and manipulated for various effects, both on an individual level and also on a societal level.

The course gives students the opportunity to develop independent approaches, and to undertake paired and group work. This develops critical understanding in analysing the ways in which language changes and develops on both an individual and global scale.

The course can be taken in the following ways:

- Within KC Sixth with another two, possibly three A-Levels, tutorial and optional EPQ and Core maths
- As an 'add on' to a Full Time Level 3 Study Programme at the College, for example alongside a BTEC Extended Diploma
- As a stand-alone part-time course

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

Entry Requirements

The entry requirements for this course are:

5 GCSEs at Grade 5 or above (A*-C) which must include Maths.

GCSE English Language at Grade 6 (or B).

If you would like to study this course part-time, please contact the A Level tutor:
Fernanda Mawdsley: Fernanda.Mawdsley@kendal.ac.uk

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

After Your Course

English Language will give you a wide range of job prospects including advertising, human resources, journalism, law, publishing, management, teaching amongst others.

Fees

£1987.00

Course fees are per year. The current fee information is related to the 2019/20 academic year and is subject to change before the start of the course. Fees for 2020/21 will be updated in the Spring Term. 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 31/08/19
  • Aged 19-23 on an Entry Level or Level 1 course with 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

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.

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