Useful resources for Year 11 students

Social Sciences (Level 3)

Within the course you will be studying the exciting subject areas of: Law, Psychology and Criminology. There are numerous career opportunities from studying this vocational programme ranging from a solicitor or barrister to that of a Psychologist or working as a professional within the Criminal Justice System. What is certain is that gaining a career in such professions will be both exciting on a day to day basis as well as being extremely rewarding and stimulating.


For Law, you will be investigating aspects of criminal law and the legal system, you will learn how to apply the law to scenarios as well as studying both criminal and civil law.

In preparation for this subject area, please answer the following questions below:

  1. What is the difference between civil and criminal law?
  2. What is the difference between a solicitor and a barrister?
  3. What are mitigating circumstances?
  4. What are aggravating circumstances?


For Psychology, you will be studying Psychological Theory, Research, Psychopathology and Health Psychology.

In preparation for this subject area please make a table listing as many advantages and disadvantages associated with the study below.


For Criminology, you will be studying reasons why individuals commit crime ranging from serial murder to robbery. In addition, you will be focusing on why individuals might not decide to report crime, crime and punishment, campaigns for change and the Criminal Justice process from crime scene to court room.

In preparation for this subject area, please answer the following questions that relates to the link below…

  1. What crimes did Ed Kemper commit?
  2. Do you believe that there was anything in Ed Kemper’s past that made him kill?
  3. Do you think Ed Kemper was born to kill?

For further information concerning the above programme, please do not hesitate to contact Peter Lamb via e-mail on Many thanks.

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