New Sixth Form CSI Course



Press Release: A popular Sandwell Sixth Form will be offering a BTEC in Forensic Science starting in September 2013.

Taking inspiration from the popular Crime Scene Investigation TV programmes Ormiston Forge Academy have decided to offer a new course which introduces students to criminal psychology, police and forensic procedures. Lessons will take place in specialist science laboratories and include demonstrations, practical tasks as well as applied theory. The course will be complemented by visits to working laboratories and crimes scene field trips. As part of the course students will learn such things as genetics, forensic fire analysis, human physiology, forensic photography, health and safety, laboratory management, criminology, psychology, chemistry and forensic analysis techniques.

Maria Mincher, Director of Science, said, “This course forms an excellent base for employment in the science industry as well as a route into University if taken alongside other science A-levels. This is a subject that provides real-world skills and opportunities for work including blood splatter technicians, crime scene investigators, DNA analysts and many other forensic roles. It’s important for our students to know that they are able to achieve anything they want, even careers they may only have had experience of on American TV shows.”

Principal Andrew Burns added, “This is another example of Forge Academy being at the cusp of innovative learning and teaching by providing our students with subjects that enable them academically as well as providing practical skills and industry experience. This BTEC is the equivalent to 1 A-level.”

Ormiston Forge Academy has a limited number of Sixth Form places available, if you would like more information please visit the appropriate section on this website.

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