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Critical Thinking AS level at Luton Sixth Form College

Course description

This course is designed to give you the skills to critically evaluate arguments or points of view held by people or organisations. It also develops your ability to create your own well thought through arguments and equips you with an advanced linguistic framework to discuss and debate topics of interest to you.

Course content

Modules:

 Introduction to Critical Thinking

  • The Language of Reasoning
  • Credibility

Assessing and Developing Argument

  • Analysis of Argument
  • Evaluating Arguments
  • Developing and Writing Arguments

Entry requirements

To start any A levels you need to meet the general college entry requirements. Critical Thinking would be added as a fourth subject to your 3 A level course.

Assessment

Exam Board - OCR

Future opportunities

Critical Thinking is highly respected by universities because they try to develop in their undergraduates the very same analytical and evaluative skills taught on this course.

Critical Thinking provides prospective law or medical students with excellent preparation for the LNAT and BMAT tests they must often sit to get onto these courses. University interviewers value critical thinking skills as do many employers.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Luton Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 09 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year

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