Criminology is a qualification which includes elements of psychology, law and sociology.
The programme leads to the development of knowledge and understanding of the criminal justice system, awareness of the cause and effects of different types of crime. You will also examine theories that explain the behaviours and reasons why people commit crime.
How will I be assessed?
50% of the assessment is through externally marked examinations and 50% through internally marked controlled assessments.
What can I do after this course?
The programme will enable you to develop a range of transferrable skills including independent research skills, problem solving, presentation skills and the ability to work collaboratively. It will support access to higher education degree courses in the social sciences such as Criminology, Sociology, Psychology and Law. Studying criminology will also provide a good grounding in the knowledge and understanding required to go on to employment in the criminal justice system in areas such as the probation service, policing and the courts and tribunals service. You could also progress to the degree in BA (Hons) Uniformed and Public Services at University Centre Weston.
Five GCSEs at grade 9-4, including English and maths.
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Rosie, A Level - Psychology, Sociology and Business Studies
College is a time to aspire and dream, and what makes Weston different is that they help you every step of the way to reach those dreams.
FORMER SCHOOL: Clevedon School.
Rosie is set to study Human and Social Sciences at Cardiff University