Social Sciences

Social Sciences Curriculum Vision

Criminology at All Saints aims to provide students with an understanding of criminology that is relevant to many job roles within the criminal justice sector, social and probation work and sociology and psychology. 

Psychology at All Saints aims to help you understand yourself and other people by learning about aspects of human behaviour that will help you in daily life, including your interactions with others, your learning and memory performance, your ability to cope with pressure and your understanding of the causes of psychological disorders.

Sociology at All Saints is designed to inspire students to develop a better understanding of the dynamic nature of contemporary society, the major influences upon it such as globalisation and how these processes affect social groups in different ways. 

L King

L King

Subject Leader - Social Sciences

KS5 WJEC Level 3 Diploma in Criminology Curriculum (equivalent to 1 A Level) from September 2022

Exam board: WJEC

In KS5 WJEC Diploma in Criminology, our students study the following topics:

Unit 1: Changing Awareness of Crime (Internal Assessment)

  1. Understand how crime reporting affects the public perception of criminality
  2. Understand how campaigns are used to elicit change 
  3. Plan campaigns for change relating to crime

Unit 2: Criminological Theories (External Assessment)

  1. Understand social constructions of criminality
  2. Know theories of criminality
  3. Understand causes  of criminality
  4. Understand causes of policy change

Unit 3: Crime Scene to Courtroom (Internal Assessment)

  1. Understand the process of criminal investigations
  2. Understand the process for prosecution of suspects
  3. Be able to review criminal cases

Unit 4: Crime and Punishment (External Assessment)

  1. Understand the criminal justice system in England and Wales
  2. Understand the role of punishment in a criminal justice system
  3. Understand measures used in social control

Useful websites

WJEC Level 3 Diploma in Criminology Specification

KS5 A Level Psychology Curriculum

Exam board: AQA

In KS5 A Level Psychology, our students study the following topics:

Paper 1: Introductory Topics in Psychology (33.3% of A Level)

  1. Social Influence 
  2. Memory
  3. Attachment
  4. Psychopathology 

Paper 2: Psychology in Context (33.3% of A Level)

  1. Approaches in Psychology
  2. Biopsychology
  3. Research Methods

Paper 3: Issues and Options in Psychology (33.3% of A Level)

  1. Issues and Debates in Psychology
  2. Gender 
  3. Schizophrenia
  4. Forensics

Useful websites

AQA A Level Psychology Specification

KS5 A Level Sociology Curriculum

Exam board: AQA

In KS5 A Level Sociology, our students study the following topics:

Paper 1: Education with Theory and Methods (33.3% of A Level)

  1. Education
  2. Methods in Context
  3. Theory and Methods

Paper 2: Topics in Sociology (33.3% of A Level)

  1. Families and Households 
  2. Mass Media

Paper 3: Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods (33.3% of A Level)

  1. Crime and Deviance
  2. Theory and Methods

Useful websites

AQA A Level Sociology Specification

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