Students will become confident in a wide range of biology, chemistry and physics ideas and experiments that can be applied to crime scene investigations. Additionally, students learn about the fundamentals of psychology and criminology to complement their main scientific unit of study. In the first year, students develop their science knowledge and skills, which are applied to the investigation-related units covered in their second year. There are also two optional units in psychology and criminology to introduce these important concepts related to forensic investigations. The course is graded by internal assessment in both years.
Students will need a minimum of 3 grade 4s and two grade 5s at GCSE including a grade 4 in GCSE English. The two grade 5s must come from a selection of Maths, Combined Science, Physics, Chemistry, or Biology, with the rest of these subjects at grade 4. Progressions from Level 2 Vocational Science will require a merit grade profile with Level 2 passes in examined units and grade 4 in English and grade 5 in Maths. Additional Information: We will consider 1 Vocational qualification in place of a GCSE as long as a grade 4 is achieved in English.
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