Criminology Level 2



Level 2

Course Description

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.

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.

One year

• Five GCSEs at Grade 2 or above.
If you have not yet gained Grade 4 in English and/or Maths, this will form part of your programme.

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

• 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, History, Law, Psychology 
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.

One controlled assessment and the rest is coursework.

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