A Level Programme

Criminology Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma

Full-Time
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About this course

This applied course combines elements of Psychology, Law and Sociology and needs to be combined with 2 other A level subjects.

What will I learn?

Unit 1 - Changing Awareness of Crime

  • enables you to understand the different types of crime, influences on perceptions of crime and why some crimes are unreported
  • assessed through written coursework.

Unit 2 - Criminological Theories

  • allows you to gain an understanding of why people commit crime according to psychological and sociological perspectives.
  • assessed through one 90 minute exam which requires you to answer short and essay-based questions at the end of the academic year (graded A-E)

Unit 3 - Crime Scene to Courtroom

  • provides you with an understanding of the criminal justice system from the moment a crime has been identified to the verdict
  • assessed through written coursework

Unit 4 - Crime and Punishment Mandatory

  • you will be able to apply your understanding of the awareness of criminality, criminological theories and the process of bringing an accused to court in order to evaluate the effectiveness of social control to deliver criminal justice policy
  • assessed through one 90 minute exam which requires you to answer short and essay-based questions at the end of the academic year (graded A-E)

What do I need?

General Requirements

  • 5 GCSEs at Grade A*-C including English and Maths at grade 4 (grade C)

Specific Requirements

  • a written subject in addition to English Language

In certain circumstances we will accept variations to this entry guide and create a personalised programme.

Where can it take me?

  • College - an exciting range of higher level course, including Counselling, Teaching and the Social Science Foundation Degree
  • University - degree courses Criminology, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Criminology and Psychology, Law with Criminology, Criminology and Sociology
  • Careers - employment within some aspects of the criminal justice system, eg the National Probation Service, the Courts and Tribunals Service or the National Offender Management Service