SOCIAL SCIENCE

CLASS OF 2020

CRIMINOLOGY

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.

If you have any questions or queries regarding your Criminology course, please don’t hesitate to contact us: criminology@stvincent.ac.uk

CRIMINOLOGY WJEC

LEVEL 3

Course Description:

WJEC Criminology is equivalent to one A-Level and is graded A* – E.

Not all types of crime are alike. Are you interested in what different types of crime take place in our society and what kinds of crime exist, about which we know very little? How do we decide what behaviour is criminal? What are the roles of personnel involved when a crime is detected? Want a career in the police force, legal professions or forensic sciences? Perhaps you are interested to know more about the new exciting subject of Criminology? Either way this is the perfect course for you.

If you have any questions or queries regarding your Criminology course, please don’t hesitate to contact us: criminology@stvincent.ac.uk

APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY BTEC

LEVEL 3 EXTENDED CERTIFICATE

Course Description:

The BTEC Applied Psychology will provide you with the knowledge, understanding and skills needed for a career in psychology and mental health.  

 

In year 1, you will study four key approaches in psychology, and apply these approaches to issues relevant to contemporary society, including topics such as gender, aggression and consumer behaviour. You will also learn how to plan, conduct and analyse your own research project, and will develop your understanding of psychology as a science. 

 

In year 2, the Health Psychology unit will introduce you to topics of stress, addiction, and health behaviours, and develop your understanding of the factors motivating peoples’ health choices.The unit on psychopathology will examine approaches to defining mental illness, characteristics of mental health disorders, and a range of treatments used by mental health professionals.  

 

If you have any questions or queries regarding your Applied Psychology course, please don’t hesitate to contact us: psychology@stvincent.ac.uk

SOCIOLOGY

A LEVEL

Course Description:

Sociology is the scientific study of society. You will learn about the structures in society and how they control us all the time – without you realising! Some areas we focus on throughout the course are; racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, poverty and social class inequality. 

Whilst it is not necessary to have studied Sociology at GCSE, we do ask that you come to us with an interest in current affairs, social justice and inequality in society. You should enjoy watching the news and discussing and debating your opinions. 

Like Psychology, Sociology requires students to learn and recall many case studies for the exams. Come prepared to practise your memory skills.

 

If you have any questions or queries regarding your Sociology course, please don’t hesitate to contact us: sociology@stvincent.ac.uk

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