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Critical Thinking at Bournemouth School for Girls

Course description

Critical Thinking

Future opportunities

You could take this course to complement other advanced level courses or to prepare for the A2 part of an Advanced GCE in Critical Thinking, which could lead onto higher education in areas of critical thinking, social sciences or more general higher education courses. With further training, you could go into a job related to critical thinking by working in areas of research, marketing, public relations, and human resources. You could go also go straight into a job as the AS GCE is a recognised qualification that will help you develop the basic skills, knowledge and understanding that many employers across lots of industries are looking for. “Critical Thinking is reasonable, reflective thinking that is focused on deciding what to believe or do.” Critical thinking skills are central to the process of arriving at reason-based judgement. Critical Thinking is a fundamental academic competency and it is useful for students taking a wide variety of subjects. Critical Thinking is learning to analyse arguments. Candidates will learn to take seriously arguments and perspectives quite different from their own. No specific prior knowledge is required. The course will be run at an ‘accelerated pace’ with a limited amount of teaching time so it is only suitable for committed students who are prepared to work hard and who have achieved mainly A/A*s at GCSE. Those who enjoy reasoning, thinking about their choices and contributing to discussions will gain the most from the course.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bournemouth School for Girls directly.

Last updated date: 20 April 2015
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