Subject Information

Forensic science is the application of science to the law. Forensic scientists are often involved in the search for and examination of physical traces which help establish or exclude an association between a suspect and a crime scene.

Our courses focus on criminal and forensic psychology, criminology, forensic photography and even microbiology. With our own crime scene house, we aim to give you a real feel for the varied opportunities within forensic science.

This course is unusual in its diversity. There are specialist visits to our own crime scene house and the opportunity to visit universities which offer Forensic Science degrees. The course will give you a real feel of the varied opportunities within forensic science.

What our students say

Forensic Science Student Lisa Hobson

Lisa Hobson

Forensic Science has been a passion of mine from a young age; I have always had a fascination with the unusual, a curiosity for the unknown and most of all an ambition to pursue a future in the subject. I have been nominated for the national BTEC Outstanding Student of the Year award; to be recognised is such a privilege. I’m extremely grateful for the opportunities I’ve had, being nominated is definitely the icing on the cake!”

Former student of Broadoak Mathematics and Computing College in Weston-super-Mare, Lisa hopes to spend a year gaining lab based experience before going on to study genetics at university.

Forensic Science Student Laura Harvey

Laura Harvey

I decided not to stay on at sixth form, as I was keen to experience the atmosphere of a large college, as I thought it would be good for building independence and better preparation for university. It’s been great combining a vocational subject like Forensic Science with A level Chemistry. It’s brought together lots of different topics, including law, public service and human biology, and given me a balance of practical and academic learning.”

Laura Harvey is a former pupil of Churchill Community School in Churchill and hopes to study Chemistry at university on completion of her course.