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Archaeology A Level at Kendal College

Course description

You will complete the AS-Level in the first year and the A2 in the second to form a full A-Level.

Archaeology is a subject for the ‘all round’ student with a holistic approach to study.  Archaeology is the study of past human societies from the investigation of material remains and is one the most exciting subjects in the curriculum.  It combines technology, science, art, geography, history sociology and religious studies.

Course content

At Kendal Museum students will study Ancient Egypt and Roman civilisation surrounded by, and with access to,  the actual material in the museum’s collections supporting their own investigations. In addition, as an accredited museum, we have worked with the Garstang Museum in Liverpool and been involved with the Ancient Egyptian Animal Bio Bank at Manchester Museum. To study here is a rare and exciting opportunity.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at Grades A-C (including English and Maths), and a Science GCSE at grade B.


The programme is assessed through a combination of examination and course work.

Future opportunities

The study of Archaeology can lead to a very broad range of careers and Higher Education progression opportunities related to humanities, and sciences.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Kendal College directly.

Last updated date: 19 April 2016
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    • Kendal College manages Kendal Museum as part of a ten-year partnership agreement with South Lakeland District Council. The Museum has submitted a Heritage Lottery bid of over £½ million to invest in the museum and its exhibits. For more information about Kendal Museum see their website.

      Kendal’s first museum was formed in 1796 by William Todhunter who exhibited a collection of fossils, plants, minerals, animals and antiques.

      In 1835 the Kendal Literary and Scientific Society took over the museum.
      The society included among its members Dr Thomas Gough, Professor Adam Sedgwick, John Ruthven and Dr John Dalton. As the collection grew, the
      Museum had to be rehoused several times.

      In the early 1900s money problems forced the sale of some exhibits, the rest were offered to the town. In 1913 the current building – formerly a wool warehouse – was offered to the Town Council for the purposes of housing the museum.

      After World War One the collections were moved to the new building and the museum was run by a series of honorary curators on behalf of the Town Council. One of these curators included Alfred Wainwright, the famous guide book author and fellwalker, who gave up his spare time for 30 years to look after the collections