Criminology is a qualification with elements of Psychology, Law and Sociology that complements studies in humanities. Criminology is relevant to many job roles within the criminal justice sector, including police officers, probation and prison officers, and social workers. With their critical thinking, analytical and communication skills, criminology graduates are also attractive to employers outside the criminal justice sector in areas such as social research and politics
You will require 5 GCSEs at Grades A*- C including English
The course is made up of four units. The first unit will enable the learner to demonstrate understanding of different types of crime, influences on perceptions of crime and why some crimes are unreported. The second unit will allow learners to gain an understanding of why people commit crime, drawing on what they have learned in Unit 1. The third unit will provide an understanding of the criminal justice system from the moment a crime has been identified to the verdict. Learners will develop the understanding and skills needed to examine information in order to review the justice of verdicts in criminal cases. In the final mandatory unit, learners will apply their understanding of the awareness of criminality, criminological theories and the process of bringing the accused to court in order to evaluate the effectiveness of social control to deliver criminal justice policy.
You will be assessed by a combination of coursework and examination.
Studying this A level can help you progress onto the following routes at university • BSc Criminology • BA Criminology and Criminal Justice • BSc (Hons) Criminology and Psychology • LLB (Hons) Law with Criminology • BA (Hons) Criminology and Sociology • BSc (Hons) Psychology and Sociology • BSc Criminology with Law
04 September 2023 - 31 July 2024