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Welcome to Advanced Higher Modern Studies!. We are learning today. What content we will cover in AH Modern Studies How AH Modern Studies is assessed What the dissertation consists of. What is our course going to cover?. There are THREE Study Themes-

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we are learning today
We are learning today....
  • What content we will cover in AH Modern Studies
  • How AH Modern Studies is assessed
  • What the dissertation consists of
what is our course going to cover
What is our course going to cover?
  • There are THREE Study Themes-

Study Theme 1: Comparative Politics and Research Methods

or

Study Theme 2: Law and Order and Research Methods

or

Study Theme 3: The European Union and Research Methods

We will be covering Study Theme 2: Law and Order

study theme 2 law and order
Study Theme 2: Law and Order
  • FOUR CONTEXTS;
  • Context A: Rights and Responsibilities in relation to Law and Order in the UK
  • Context B: The Causes and Effects of Crime in the UK
  • Context C: Responses to Crime in the UK
  • Context D: Penal Systems in the UK
  • We will study Contexts B and D
context b the causes and effects of crime in the uk
Context B: The Causes and Effects of Crime in the UK
  • Split into THREE distinct areas of knowledge;
  • The causes of crime with reference to the relative merits of sociological, psychological and physiological theories.
  • The relationship between crime and various social and economic factors.
  • The social and economic effects of crime on individuals, communities, businesses and public services.
context d penal systems in the uk
Context D: Penal Systems in the UK
  • Split into THREE distinct areas of knowledge;
  • The aims, purposes and effectiveness of the UK penal systems.
  • The alternatives to imprisonment.
  • Responses of the main political parties to the penal systems in the UK.
research methods
Research Methods
  • The research methods which are studied are:
  • ♦ methods of observation
  • ♦ in-depth interviewing methods
  • ♦ surveys and questionnaires
  • ♦ official statistics; methods of presentation and analysis
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NABs
  • ONE NAB – will be done as part of the prelim
  • Additional “NABs” to be set throughout the year to assess how well you are coping
the final exam
The Final Exam
  • ONE paper, worth 90 marks, lasting 3 hours
  • Paper is split into TWO sections, A and B
  • Section A:
    • TWO essay questions, ONE from each context, each worth 30 marks
  • Section B:
    • TWO research methods questions worth 15 marks each
dissertation
Dissertation
  • Worth a total of 45 marks
  • A maximum of 5,000 words
  • Title to be chosen by you – pick from an approved list
  • Subject of dissertation to be taken from Study Themes
  • Title will be a hypothesis which can be proved or disproved
you will need
You will need
  • 3 Ring binders – we will supply these
  • A4 paper, lined and with a margin – please supply!
  • To keep your eyes open for news stories relating to crime and the penal system
  • To be ORGANISED and SELF-DISCIPLINED
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