This course will aid you in understanding the society around us – past and present, good and bad. What drives someone to crime and how society deals with them when they get there as well as deviancy and prejudice and the impact that has upon those around us.
You will also study the media including social networking and how it influences the way we think and the decisions we make. You will then have the opportunity to take a subject of your choice and develop your own study around this.
• Law and legal work
You will investigate the people involved in the legal system and there conduct, inclusive of the police and the powers they hold. You will then go on to look at the trial processes in both criminal and civil cases and mistrial processes.
You will be given an insight in to what drives someone to crime. Is it there upbringing or is it there biology?
Do they have a choice? You will also be learning about what happens to them once they are caught including sentencing and punishment. Upon completion of this you will have a chance to experience how a crime is solved including evidence processing, offender profiling and eyewitness testimony.
An exploration of crime, deviancy, prejudice and society interaction is what you will be experiencing in this section of the course. As well as this you will be looking at such issues as social networking and the influence of media on our lives.
• Independent Project Qualification
The Level 2 project allows you to extend your knowledge of a subject or an area of personal interest. The range of skills you will develop as you plan, manage and review your project will be relevant in further and higher education and in employment.
In addition to these main areas you will also have the opportunity to explore other aspects of society and crime as well as develop study skills to prepare you for future endeavours.
Minimum entry requirements:
• Five GCSEs at Level 2 or above.
If you have not yet gained Level 4 in English and/or Maths, this will form part of your programme. For students who have Level 4 in English and Maths an additional qualification of Painting and Decorating is available. Steel toe cap boots are a compulsory requirement.
Functional skills, London Dungeons, Sociology Conference and Houses of Parliament
• Study skills
• Communication – oral and written
• Essay writing
• Exam skills
• Understanding of society including the importance of equality and diversity
Likely next step opportunities:
• You must achieve a Pass in BTEC work and also C grades in you other areas to progress to the next level. Subjects you may take at Level 3 could include; Sociology, Ancient History, History, Law, Criminology, Philosophy, Religion and Ethics, Psychology and Anthropology.
Please note: This course is not an automatic route to Level 3, but may be used as an indicator as to your future suitability to a Level 3 programme.
You will have to complete a variety of assessments including coursework, exams and controlled assessments.
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Level 2 Courses
For courses at this level, you will normally need to have achieved at least five GCSEs at grade E and, in most cases, two D grades.
If you want to gain Level 2 qualifications in order to go into work or training, or on to further courses it is very important to have the vital qualifications of English, Maths, and IT.
Developing your skills in those three areas will form part of your Level 2 programme and you will need to complete these successfully, alongside your main courses, in order to progress to advanced study.
Level 2 students can take GCSE Mathematics by negotiation. Discuss this at interview.