Social Sciences Curriculum Intent:

  • To impart knowledge and cultural awareness that allows students to develop a deeper understanding of the world we live in.
  • To develop a range of skills that are necessary in everyday contexts.
  • To raise interest, engagement and aspiration within the Social Science department; leading to students being motivated to succeed in Sociology, Psychology & Criminology.

Criminology:

  • The ability to absorb large quantities of information (such as different sociological concepts and studies).
  • To analyse and evaluate information from a variety of information formats.
  • To interpret crime scene scenarios and form judgements.
  • To make judgements leading to well supported and consistent arguments and conclusions.

Curriculum:

Studying criminology will not only teach students content and subject knowledge but equip them with various transferable skills desirable in a range of careers.


Websites:


Books:

  • Criminology 2ndEdition – by Tim Newburn
  • Criminology 4thEdition – by Stephen Jones
  • Media and Crime: Key Approaches to Criminology – by Yvonne Jewkes

A Level Examination Board: EDUQAS Level 3 Criminology

A Level Assessment Method:

2 external exams and 2 internally conducted but externally moderated controlled assessments:

Year 12

Unit 1: Changing Awareness of Crime (Controlled Assessment)

Unit 2: Criminological Theories (External Exam)

Year 13

Unit 3: Crime Scene to Courtroom Controlled Assessment)

Unit 4: Crime and Punishment (External Exam)


Where Criminology can take you:

Tough Nickel reports that careers relating to Criminology have been on the increase and are set to continue.  

Criminology students often follow careers in: Law, Criminal Justice System, Police Service, Prison Service Management, Probation Service, Sociology & Psychology.