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Criminology is the study of criminals, their intent and behaviour, we explore this through debating and questioning many infamous case studies. Such as the Fred and Rose West case and ask the question ‘were they born evil or made evil?’

Studying a critical subject such as criminology, provides students with an introduction to the criminal justice system used in the UK through a scientific study of criminal behaviour. It is a qualification with elements of psychology, law and sociology.

An understanding of criminology is relevant to many job roles within the criminal justice sector, social and probation work. As this subject incorporates many subjects within, it will allow for students to make informed decisions about potential future career options as well as University.

It also helps students to understand the criminal justice system which impacts on their own behaviour and conduct in UK society. It requires students to consider how the use and application of their learning impacts on themselves, other individuals, society, and the environment. Ultimately students will develop a critical and focused criminological mind.

Criminology (6th form)

Assessment Summary

Criminology Assessment Summary

KS5 (year 12-13)
All students will complete at least one assessment per half-term. These assessments will include multiple choice and A-level extended style questions or internal assessment marking depending on task that half term.
A percentage mark will be awarded and graded from A- E.

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