Year 13 Sociology students had the opportunity to attend a ‘True Life Crime Conference: Behind Bars’ in Birmingham.

This unique event allowed students to hear the stories of several convicted criminals whose crimes ranged from drug offences, to multi-million pound fraud and murder.

Students asked pertinent questions about the effectiveness of the current justice system which links to their A-level Sociology course.

Emma Stonehouse, Y13 sociologist, said: “It was really interesting to gain insight into the true life of criminals. I was really surprised to hear some of their judgements on why people commit crime.”

Matt Allman, Headteacher, added: “The field visits are very much above and beyond but we are fortunate to have lots of staff who are always ready to go the extra mile. The Y13s got a lot out of the experience and the insights and case studies they explored will be a great support for their final exams.”