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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-

    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
 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

   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


   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
   The research methods which are studied are:

   ♦ methods of observation

   ♦ in-depth interviewing methods

   ♦ surveys and questionnaires

   ♦ official statistics; methods of presentation and
    analysis
ASSESSMENT
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
   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
 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
 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
LET’S GET STARTED!

								
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