Learning Grids: WJEC L3 Certificate/Diploma in Criminology

Unit 1: Changing Awareness of Crime

Pack includes question-only grids and answer versions for easy marking

A "brilliant" idea designed to support differentiation. Students actively work through the question grids to review each specification point in order. Cross-referenced to the most popular Criminology textbooks to ensure a structured understanding of the material. Working alone or in pairs, with or without their books, every student can engage with this resource.

I love this resource!

K Seazell, Criminology Teacher & Peer Reviewer

A godsend for weaker students who find it difficult to absorb information in class. Particularly supports ‘hands-on’ learners who need to write information down to absorb it.

I would be happy to give this for independent work and know that students would have the exact information needed

K Seazell, Criminology Teacher & Peer Reviewer

Requires minimal preparation and interaction from the teacher:

  1. Leads to active learning, scaffolding of understanding and student confidence
  2. An easy-to-set, valuable homework or cover lesson
  3. Students work individually – you can focus where the help is needed
  4. End result: revision notes – with full spec coverage!
Cross-referenced against:
  • WJEC Level 3 Applied Certificate & Diploma Criminology,, by Carole A Henderson (Illuminate Publishing, 2021, ISBN 9781912820986)
  • Criminology WJEC Level 3 Criminology Book One for the WJEC Level 3 Applied Certificate & Diploma, by Rob Webb and Annie Townend (Napier Press, 2021, ISBN 9781838271503)

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What do teachers say about this resource? (11290)

It is very detailed and well drafted. It will be very useful for a plenary tool to make sure all criteria is covered. The resource covers each part of the specification and uses examples to guide answers.

It is very detailed and it makes sure all the basics of the assessment criteria are covered and no areas are missed. It would be useful to use as a plenary activity if cut down per assessment criteria.

H Salter, Teacher & Peer Reviewer

I love this resource!

I really like the concise way the information is set out. I feel that this could have multiple uses and is very adaptable in the way it could be used both within and outside the classroom. I would be happy to give this as revision or as a pre lesson learning task. It would also work well as knowledge checkers (using the questions and requiring the specific answers as response). Overall, it is a brilliant resource which would save lots of time!

I really like the way it is set out - it is really clear and therefore can serve multiple purposes. I would be happy to give this for independent work and know that students would have the exact information needed.

I feel that especially for my low ability students this would support both revision and in class delivery. It would ensure that all students have the bare minimum information needed - this would work especially well for those who struggle to get information down in lessons.

Layout is clear and concise. I really like it.

Exact [specification] match - perfect for delivery.

K Seazell, Criminology Teacher & Peer Reviewer

I think it is an extremely useful resource, enabling students to organise their ideas when preparing for the controlled assessment. The fact it follows the organisation of the specification so closely will help ensure students do not miss points on the specification.

The layout, the fact it is easy to copy, and its versatility. I like the references to the pages in both textbooks. The level of detail in AC 1.1, covering the full range of crimes, is particularly good. It matches the specification very closely.

This is a very versatile resource which could be assigned in class and as homework. It is a quick and accurate way for teachers to assess learning, and marking could be done alone, peer-to-peer, or as a class. Some of the answers could also generate further class discussion in which students add detail, enhancing learning.

I think the way that the grids have been created is attractive and I particularly like the fact that the category of crime is written vertically, saving space and making the topic very instantly recognisable.

J Landon, Lecturer & Peer Reviewer

Easy for peer marking and clear reference to the spec with each new grid.

H Connellan, Teacher & Peer Reviewer