The Crime & Society Pathway at Career 6

has been developed to prepare students for university places in a diverse range of areas within the criminal justice sector, social and probation work and sociology and psychology. Within society, we are experiencing cultural, economic and political upheaval and the implications this may have on employment, inequality and crime.

The Crime & Society Pathway at Career 6 helps students to use their skills, knowledge and experience to make a difference to the society that we live in.

The pathway has three key subject areas of Psychology, Sociology and Criminology.

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Entry Criteria

We recommend that you have a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above. These must include a grade 5 in English Language and a grade 4 in Mathematics. It is advisable to be working at level 5 for Mathematics, due to some of the statistical work on the Psychology A Level.

What will I study?

You will study a whole host of exciting and interesting topics during your course, and look at a number of different approaches to psychology including cognitive, behavioural, physiological, social and areas such as relationships, memory, attachment, sleep, clinical psychology and mental health. You will also be given the opportunity for independent research in an area of psychology that interests you.

What can I do with my Psychology Qualification?

Many psychology students will go on to study for a degree in crime and society. Psychology also links well to any career where you need to understand how people think.

What will I study?

You will study a wide range of interesting and exciting sociology topics over the two years and will have the opportunity to develop a broad set of essential academic skills, including the ability to analyse and formulate clear, logical arguments with scope for extensive evaluation from a range of theoretical perspectives.

What can I do with my Sociology Qualification?

Sociology is a pathway to many careers and undergraduate programmes in teaching, journalism, criminology, nursing, social work, business, the legal profession and the armed forces; in fact any profession where you have to deal with people and consider their backgrounds.

What will I study?

This interesting qualification will look at a number of topic areas including criminological theories, social policy, crime and much more, including crime and society and crime and punishment.

What can I do with my Criminology Qualification?

By studying this qualification students will gain the knowledge to progress and consider employment within some aspects of the criminal justice sector e.g. Probation Service or to university to study for a degree in the crime and society field.