Accessibility links

CRITICAL THINKING at Steyning Grammar School

Course description

This is not subject specific. The specification involves the study of a range of transferable thinking skills. The intention is the development of thinking skills and processes rather than the study of subject content. No specific prior knowledge is required.

The course will enable you to:

  • Develop an understanding of the principles, concepts and techniques of Critical Thinking.
  • Develop the skills of communication, problem solving, analysis and evaluation.
  • Develop a framework for moral, social and ethical decision-making.
  • Develop a capacity for methodical and critical thought which will serve as an end in itself as well as a basis for further study.

    The processes of Critical Thinking are valuable and relevant within other AS and AVCE subjects as well as being an essential skill required for further and higher education. The subject is highly thought of by both universities and employers.

    Oxbridge and several top Universities are introducing an LNAT examinations for all their prospective LAW students. The purpose of this exam, sat in November of Year 13, is to identify the best minds for a law course. Specimen questions show that it is so similar to Critical Thinking that we advise all prospective law candidates to choose it as a fourth or fifth AS subject.

  • Entry requirements

    5 GCSEs at Grades A*-C

    How to apply

    If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Steyning Grammar School directly.

    Last updated date: 09 June 2014

    Key information

    • Start date: Next September
    • Duration: 2 years