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Crime conference

19 December 2019

Year 12 students, on our Pathway in Policing and Criminology, have attended a fascinating conference on the highly topical and controversial subject of knife crime in London.

Taking place at the University of East London, this one-day conference gave our sixth formers a chance to deliver their own presentations on knife crime, as well as hear lectures by current university students on topics such as ‘Policing in the Digital Age’ to ‘Preventative Policing.’

Ms Armatage, from our English Department, accompanied our sixth formers. She explained: “Our sixth formers prepared their own presentations in advance, building on their own professional research skills in the process. Working in small groups, they discussed and researched issues like: is knife an epidemic in London, what causes knife crime, and whose responsibility is it to tackle knife-crime?

“I was exceptionally impressed with the effort put in by our students. In particular, Alessandro and Elekiem deserve praise for delivering such thought-provoking presentations.

“Thank you to all the UEL staff involved and to Ms James, who leads our Pathway in Policing and Criminology, for organising such a successful event.”

Westminster City School’s four innovative pathways – in Law, Policing and Criminology, Finance, and Medicine – help our sixth formers explore a particular industry and discover if they would enjoy a career in that field. Our Pathway to Policing and Criminology, led by our Head of Social Sciences, also includes links to Scotland Year and the opportunity to receive mentoring from students at Russell Group universities.

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