CRIME AND

SOCIETY

The Crime and Society Pathway at Career 6

Choose from this selection of subjects to help start your career plans within this pathway. This pathway is ideal for anyone who wants to work in areas including Law, Psychology, Forensic Psychology or Social work.

Students from this pathway have progressed on to higher education to study ay many top universities after achieving top grades. At Career 6, you will benefit from studying in a higher education environment with smaller class sizes than schools and sixth form colleges. You will be supported throughout your time with us to realise your potential with individual and expert support. We provide the opportunity for you to visit local universities and participate in work with them. Our uniquely planned timetable allows you to undertake work experience placements and see how your subjects link to your career plans through visits to local law courts and prisons, the Houses of Parliament and even the United Nations assembly in Geneva.

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psychology

Entry Criteria

We recommend that you have a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above. These must include a grade 4 in English Language, Maths and Sciences. There is a strong mathematical requirement within Psychology, so we do recommend a grade 5 in Maths.

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?

Criminology is the study of why individuals commit crimes. By understanding why crimes are committed, we can develop ways to control crime or rehabilitate the criminal. You will develop skills to research policy in practice, assess campaigns for changes in awareness and examine information to review criminal cases.

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.