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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.

Our teachers work with our students in a mature learning environment to coach, support and challenge them to meet the ambitious targets they will be set.

We are very proud of the learning culture at the College and visitors often comment on the positive atmosphere, which is fostered by excellent relationships between students and staff. Our learners receive first grade academic and pastoral support so when challenges arise they stay on target.

A-Level or ‘Advanced Level’ is one of the next grades of qualification after GCSE level and is typically studied over two years. Throughout the UK, A-Levels are highly recognised by Universities and Colleges when assessing a student’s eligibility for degree-level study.

A-Level students typically choose three subjects and those with very high entry qualifications may apply to study four. An Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) may be undertaken as part of your A-Level studies to help showcase your academic skills for university applications.

An A-Level can also be combined with a Level 3 Professional & Technical course, e.g. Engineering with A-Level Maths (equivalent to four A-Levels). Our students have progressed on to a variety of Russell Group Universities, full-time employment and higher-level apprenticeships.

We also have experience preparing students for Oxbridge applications. Recent A-Level students have gone on to study Law at Lancaster University, Physics at Leeds University, Teacher Training at the University of Cumbria and Chemical Engineering at Manchester University.

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

We offer A-Levels in:

  • Accounting
  • Art & Design
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Computing
  • Economics
  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • French
  • Further Maths
    • Geography
    • History
    • Law
    • Mathematics
    • Music
    • Philosophy
    • Photography
    • Physics
    • Politics
    • Psychology
    • Sociology

    Additional Options

    • Level 3 'Core' Maths (particularly useful if you wish to study a degree programme with mathematical elements eg Science, Economics, Psychology, business etc)
    • Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) which enhances any university application

    Key Facts

    • Full-time (3-5 days) studied over two years
    • Up to four A-Level subjects can be studied as a cluster, or one A-Level could be combined with a Professional & Technical course
    • Academic and pastoral support to reach your full potential
    • Level 3 qualifications
    • Progression to university, apprenticeships or employment

    Meet your tutor

    After graduating with a degree in Economics, I trained with PwC and I am a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales. I have 12 years’ experience working in the finance industry in both the UK (for PriceWaterhouseCoopers) and New Zealand (with Ernst & Young).

    “I am interested in the practical application of business theory. I enjoy keeping up to date with business news, politics and current affairs. Working in the finance industry gave me a chance to work with lots of global brands including Ford, Jaguar, Gap Clothing, Manchester United and Ferrero Rocher.”

    Meet your tutor

    Before becoming a lecturer, Steve worked for 18 years in industry firstly as a government scientist measuring air pollution and later as a consultant and manager. He became an advisor to the UK Government and European Commission, helping to write the technical parts of the EU environmental protection directives.

    I teach the science components of some different courses, including A-Levels, Access to HE and BTEC. I teach because over the last few years I must have helped hundreds of people progress onto better careers and university. They will achieve much more than I could ever do on my own.

    View our courses

    A-Levels (Full-Time)
    Full time 3 2nd Sep 2019 2 Years

    Campus: Milnthorpe Road Campus (MRC)

    Our A-Level students have progressed on to a variety of Russell Group Universities, full-time employment and higher-level apprenticeships. We also have experience of preparing students for Oxbridge applications. In 2018, 100% of students passed, with 83% achieving A*-C.

    Biology A-Level
    Part time 3 2nd Sep 2019 2 Years

    Campus: Milnthorpe Road Campus (MRC)

    The course includes a wide range of topics in Biology, and will be taught through theory sessions, practical activities, learning games and online activities.

    Chemistry A-Level
    Part time 3 2nd Sep 2019 2 Years

    Campus: Milnthorpe Road Campus (MRC)

    The course includes a wide range of topics in Chemistry, and will be taught through theory sessions, practical activities, learning games and online activities.

    Computing A-Level
    Part time 3 2nd Sep 2019 2 Years

    Campus: Milnthorpe Road Campus (MRC)

    Computer Science is about understanding computer systems and networks at a deep level.Computer Science aspects of theory and experimentation are drawn from Maths and Science respectively, and it is an excellent supplementary A-Level for a range of subjects.

    Economics A-Level
    Part time 3 2nd Sep 2019 2 Years

    Campus: Milnthorpe Road Campus (MRC)

    A-Level Economics will give you the opportunity to examine a range of topics such as economic performance, market failure, income distribution and understanding the UK and global economy.

    English Language A-Level
    Part time 3 2nd Sep 2019 2 Years

    Campus: Milnthorpe Road Campus (MRC)

    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.

    English Literature A-Level
    Part time 3 2nd Sep 2019 2 Years

    Campus: Milnthorpe Road Campus (MRC)

    This is an ideal choice for anyone who loves reading and books. You will study an exciting variety of texts, writers and genres from different historical periods ranging from iconic Shakespearean dramas to novels written in the past ten years.

    Geography A-Level
    Part time 3 2nd Sep 2019 2 Years

    Campus: Milnthorpe Road Campus (MRC)

    The course includes a wide range of topics focussing on how human and physical processes have shaped our world. These will be taught through a variety of theory sessions, practical activities, fieldwork and multi-media resources.