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About wjec level 3 criminology

Do any of yous do this with sociology or any a level or psych and wanna know how easy and lesser content it is and how much memorisation it is and exam style question and is it easy to revise etc???
Its a waste of time. Its a daft WJEC diploma that is full of true crime nonsense and very little social science theory, and as a result, many top Unis will not accept it. It is not 'the same' as an A level, whatever your school tries to tell you. Do another A level - Politics, History, Law etc - and your eventual options for Uni etc will be far wider.
Original post by Brianstudy01
Do any of yous do this with sociology or any a level or psych and wanna know how easy and lesser content it is and how much memorisation it is and exam style question and is it easy to revise etc???


I'm about to finish the course, it's good and especially easy if you do sociology/psychology bc a big unit is on why people commit crimes including psychological and sociological theories.

Also ignore those saying top unis don't accept it, both UCL* and Nottingham accepted it fine for me, obviously check with each uni but it's generally fine. (*They don't accept all WJEC diplomas but do/did accept criminology lvl3)
Original post by Froggo123
I'm about to finish the course, it's good and especially easy if you do sociology/psychology bc a big unit is on why people commit crimes including psychological and sociological theories.
Also ignore those saying top unis don't accept it, both UCL* and Nottingham accepted it fine for me, obviously check with each uni but it's generally fine. (*They don't accept all WJEC diplomas but do/did accept criminology lvl3)
Is the subject generally easy and how much content is there ik you do some exams in 12 and what other a level do with it combination
Original post by Brianstudy01
Is the subject generally easy and how much content is there ik you do some exams in 12 and what other a level do with it combination

It's a little easier than my other A-levels, mostly because you do half of the exams in year 12 so you don't need to remember all the content in year 13. Plus a lot of it is "synoptic" so you can mention things in other units in each unit.

The units go as follows:
Unit 1 - this unit is all about types of crime, and campaigns to create laws, there is an 8 hour exam in yr 12
Unit 2 - this unit is all about theories of WHY people commit crimes. You cover biological, psychological, and sociological theories of crime and there is a hour exam in year 12
Unit 3 - this is all about the courtroom and stuff like forensics and evidence it's another 8 hour exam in year 13
Unit 4 - I'm on this one right now! It's all about social control, how things like the police, courses, and probation work and it has another hour exam in year 13.

Id highly recommend doing Sociology alongside it as sociology A-level has stuff on crime, and Criminology has stuff on Sociology so they go hand in hand! Id also recommend Psychology too
Original post by Froggo123
It's a little easier than my other A-levels, mostly because you do half of the exams in year 12 so you don't need to remember all the content in year 13. Plus a lot of it is "synoptic" so you can mention things in other units in each unit.
The units go as follows:
Unit 1 - this unit is all about types of crime, and campaigns to create laws, there is an 8 hour exam in yr 12
Unit 2 - this unit is all about theories of WHY people commit crimes. You cover biological, psychological, and sociological theories of crime and there is a hour exam in year 12
Unit 3 - this is all about the courtroom and stuff like forensics and evidence it's another 8 hour exam in year 13
Unit 4 - I'm on this one right now! It's all about social control, how things like the police, courses, and probation work and it has another hour exam in year 13.
Id highly recommend doing Sociology alongside it as sociology A-level has stuff on crime, and Criminology has stuff on Sociology so they go hand in hand! Id also recommend Psychology too

What other a levels do u do rank them easiest and interesting to hardest and boring???
Original post by Brianstudy01
What other a levels do u do rank them easiest and interesting to hardest and boring???

Criminology - easiest, most fun
Sociology - Easy (especially paper 3 because of criminology) but less fun
Psychology - a bit harder but more fun because it really really interests me
Film Studies - This is weird but I actually find this one hard! You study 11 films, have to memorise scenes and mise-en-scene, cinematography, editing stuff etc then write 40mark essays about them all! So this is the hardest for me personally and quite boring, except the coursework which is fun
Original post by Froggo123
Criminology - easiest, most fun
Sociology - Easy (especially paper 3 because of criminology) but less fun
Psychology - a bit harder but more fun because it really really interests me
Film Studies - This is weird but I actually find this one hard! You study 11 films, have to memorise scenes and mise-en-scene, cinematography, editing stuff etc then write 40mark essays about them all! So this is the hardest for me personally and quite boring, except the coursework which is fun

Which is easier psych or sociology due to understanding easier questions like ik sociology has more writing and is less interesting and more content but which is easier to structure paragraphs etc???
Original post by Brianstudy01
Which is easier psych or sociology due to understanding easier questions like ik sociology has more writing and is less interesting and more content but which is easier to structure paragraphs etc???

Honestly this is all personal opinion so don't worry too much about what I say, honestly I'd say Sociology is easier, there are only 3-4 types of essay structures you need to learn and they are pretty similar
Original post by Froggo123
Honestly this is all personal opinion so don't worry too much about what I say, honestly I'd say Sociology is easier, there are only 3-4 types of essay structures you need to learn and they are pretty similar

What about psych how much got to learn
Original post by Brianstudy01
What about psych how much got to learn
And what examboard do u do for both subjects psych and sociology???
Original post by Brianstudy01
And what examboard do u do for both subjects psych and sociology???
I use WJEC/EDUQAS for all my subjects

As for content for psychology, It depends on the specification you use, two popular ones are EDUQAS/WJEC and AQA. Id recommend finding out which one your school uses then googling what is in it because as far as I'm aware they are quite different. Sociology for AQA and EDUQAS are pretty similar though
Original post by Froggo123
I use WJEC/EDUQAS for all my subjects
As for content for psychology, It depends on the specification you use, two popular ones are EDUQAS/WJEC and AQA. Id recommend finding out which one your school uses then googling what is in it because as far as I'm aware they are quite different. Sociology for AQA and EDUQAS are pretty similar though

Yep I do aqa for both
Original post by Froggo123
I use WJEC/EDUQAS for all my subjects
As for content for psychology, It depends on the specification you use, two popular ones are EDUQAS/WJEC and AQA. Id recommend finding out which one your school uses then googling what is in it because as far as I'm aware they are quite different. Sociology for AQA and EDUQAS are pretty similar though
sociology has more content but is the structure easier and exam questions and time management etc and easier to revise than psychology
Original post by Froggo123
I use WJEC/EDUQAS for all my subjects
As for content for psychology, It depends on the specification you use, two popular ones are EDUQAS/WJEC and AQA. Id recommend finding out which one your school uses then googling what is in it because as far as I'm aware they are quite different. Sociology for AQA and EDUQAS are pretty similar though

Lmk for you which has more content bc my school do aqa for both and psych is lesser content else essay writing more interesting and manageable and apparently easier to revise and does it have lesser structures to memorise and easier exam style questions than sociology too and to predict lmk???

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