Critical thinking AS Level at Ripon Grammar School
Critical Thinking develops the ability to interpret, analyse and evaluate ideas and arguments. It supports thinking skills in all subject areas, from arts and humanities to sciences and is excellent preparation for students wishing to progress onto higher education or employment.
F501 Introduction to Critical Thinking: this looks at the language of reasoning and the credibility of evidence to support an argument.
F502 Assessing and Developing Arguments: this looks at the analysis and evaluation of the structure of arguments and developing the structure of one’s own reasoned arguments.
All students can request to participate in this optional course which is delivered as part of our enrichment programme. All such requests will be considered and discussions will be held with students as appropriate. As many requests as possible will be accepted. There is, however, a maximum number of students that can be accommodated each year onto this course.
Critical thinking skills are very highly valued by higher education institutions, especially for subjects such as law, philosophy and history.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ripon Grammar School directly.