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Davenant Foundation School, Chester Road, Loughton, Essex, IG10 2LD
Telephone: 020 8508 0404
Fax: 020 8508 9301

We are in easy reach from various methods of transport.

Buses: 20, 667
Underground: Debden, Theydon Bois or Loughton. All on the Central Line.
SATNAV users: IG10 2LW. Parking at Davenant is available for visitors.
Welcome to Davenant Sixth Form
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Students studying the subject at A Level follow the AQA Spec.  During the course the following topics are covered.


Year 12 - Year 13

For A Level Sociology, students follow the specification from AQA.  

Over the duration of the course students complete units;



  • Different attainment of working and middle class students
  • Different attainment of students from ethnic minority backgrounds
  • Different attainment of girls and boys
  • Sociological perspectives with regard to education
  • Education and Government policy


Families and Households

  • How the family adapts to social structure and social change in relation to the economy and state policy
  • Patterns relating to marriage, co-habitation, divorce and children
  • Gender roles within marriage
  • Childhood and it’s changing nature
  • Demographic trends in the UK since 1900


Beliefs in Society

  • Theories of religion
  • Religion and social change
  • Secularism
  • New religious movements
  • Religion around the world
  • Religion and science



  • Sociological perspectives on crime
  • The relationship between class, power and crime
  • Patterns of crime with regards to gender and ethnicity
  • Crime in the media
  • Global, green, state crime and human rights
  • Control, punishment and victims


Theories and Methods

  • Quantitive and qualitative methods
  • The relationship between sociology and science including objectivity and values
  • Sociological perspectives from functionalism, Marxism, feminism and action theories
  • Sociology and globalism and post-modernity
  • Sociology and social policy

The course is assessed at the end of Year 2 in three, 2-hour exams.

  1. Education with theory and methods
  2. Families and Beliefs
Crime with Theory and methods


For more detailed information about the course content and assessment requirements, please refer to the examination board website.


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