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Critical Thinking A Level at Queen Mary's College

Course description

In your studies, regardless of which subjects you are taking, you will encounter a variety of arguments. Some of them will be more convincing than others. The aim of Critical Thinking is to develop your ability to argue and assess argument. On this course you will develop the ability to:

* Identify arguments, conclusions and the reasons given in support of them
* Identify where assumptions have been made and flaws or weaknesses in the reasoning
* Assess the strength of evidence given in support of an argument and the credibility of witnesses
* Construct your own arguments to support or challenge other arguments

You will develop these skills by studying passages from newspaper articles, books and websites, by discussing different arguments and by presenting arguments of your own in writing and discussion.

Critical Thinking should be taken as an additional fifth subject, rather than as one of your main four subjects.

Entry requirements

Course Entry requirements differ widely depending on course choices. Please contact the college for more information on 01256 417500

Assessment

100% examined

100% examined

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Queen Mary's College directly.

Last updated date: 12 August 2016

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