Humanities and Law Pathway at Career 6

Our successful humanities and law pathway has been designed to help prepare you to work in a broad range of areas within the criminal justice system. This new pathway enables you to contribute to society in additional ways linked to areas including business and law. The humanities pathway will help you understand others through their histories and cultures and to deal critically and logically with complex information.

Choosing this pathway will help start your career plans within law and the legal profession. This pathway is ideal for anyone who wants to work in areas including Law and Criminology. 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 meet visiting professionals from the police and law. You will see how your subjects link to your career plans through visits to local law courts and prisons, the National Crime Museum, the Houses of Parliament and even the United Nations assembly and International Red Cross in Geneva.

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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 4 in English Language, Maths and Sciences.

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?

Applied Law is an exciting course that aims to provide you with a coherent introduction to study of the legal sector. The programme enables you to investigate aspects of criminal law and the legal system, learn how legal disputes are solved and how to apply the law.

What can I do with my law qualification?

The programme allows students to develop their employability skills and many Law students progress into a career within the legal sector gaining an apprenticeship in Law or other related fields. Popular careers include Legal Secretary, Legal Executive or Paralegal.

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.