Criminology - Level 3 Diploma (WJEC)

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Start Date: 05 September 2022
Duration: 2 Years
Attendance: Full Time
Suitable for: School Leavers
Location: Sixth Form College, Angel

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ABOUT THE COURSE

Criminology is the study of crime and criminals. In this Level 3 Diploma, you will study a range of theories of why individuals commit crimes as well as how society manages crime. Criminology is an interdisciplinary subject which means that it draws on psychological, sociological and biological theories as well as looking at how crime is dealt with by law and government. You will look at famous case studies and analyse the trial and evidence used in the courts when verdicts are decided.  This Level 3 Diploma is equivalent to 1 A-Level in UCAS points and is done alongside your other A-levels.

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

Topics covered can include:

  • Changing Awareness of Crime
  • Criminological Theories
  • Crime Scene to Court Room
  • Crime and Punishment 

WHAT WILL I NEED?

You will need:

  • Grade 5 or above in GCSE English Language
  • Grade 5 or above in one other written subject, such as History, Geography, Humanities, English Literature, Business, Media Studies, Religious Studies, Drama and Film Studies
  • Three further GCSEs at grade 4 or above

If you wish to study 4 A Levels, you will need 7 GCSEs at grade 7 or above, including two at grade 8.

All applicants must have an interview to confirm that an A Level programme is suitable for them.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

The course is assessed via a mix of controlled assessment and traditional exam questions. The first and third units are assessed through 8 hour-controlled assessments, where you have access to your notes to complete an unseen brief. The second and fourth units are assessed through 1.5 hour exams, which will take place in May/June.

WHAT WILL IT COST?

School Leavers

If you will be aged 16, 17 or 18 on 31 August in the year you begin your course, and have been resident in the UK/EU/EEA for the past 3 years, it will be free. Some courses will have other costs associated, such as for materials and trips. Many of our students are eligible for financial support when studying at college – please click here for more information.

WHAT CAN I DO AFTER?

This A Level equivalent can provides a background for further study in Criminology, Psychology, Sociology and Law, as well as synoptic links with subjects such as Media Studies, Biology and Government and Politics. An A Level programme is widely regarded as the standard entry qualification for top universities in the UK, and the rest of the world. Many of our students go onto study for a degree at the university of their choice, with some choosing to progress into apprenticeships or other employment. 

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Sixth Form College
Angel
283-309 Goswell Road
EC1V 7LA
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28-42 Blackstock Road
Finsbury Park
N4 2DG
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Angel
311-321 Goswell Road
EC1V 7DD
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