WJEC Criminology

Key Information

Start Date: Sept 2023

Exam Board: WJEC

Graded: A* – E

Max UCAS Tariff Points: 56

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What will I be studying?

In Criminology, you will study criminological theories, comparing criminal behaviours and deviances. You will learn about biological, individual and socialist theories behind crime, using wide-ranges of academic text to support your understanding. In addition, you will learn about and develop your own campaign regarding changes to crimes.

What skills will I be learning?

Skills developed in this course will enable you to successfully transition to higher education through research and referencing skills, debating, and analytical and evaluative writing. Furthermore, your social cohesion will broaden as you explore how society has changed over time and continues to do so, widening your vision on the human mind, morals and crime itself.

How will I be assessed?

A mixture of internal and external assessments will provide an overall grade, this means both coursework-style responses and exams.

Where might this lead me?

This level 3 course is designed to support students progressing to university, providing exciting and interesting experiences that focus learning for post 16 students, whilst preparing you for higher education. The skills learned will equally be purposeful for the working world, having gained experience in debate, group and independent work, and academic writing.