Critical Thinking at Poole Grammar School
OCR AS Level Critical Thinking is offered as a twilight course available to any student from any discipline background.
The course is unusual in not being defined by an amount of content but by the application of a set of skills. The aim of the course is to make students better at organising and deconstructing arguments.
The main aspect of study is the examination of arguments and evidence in a clinical and organised manner. Newspaper articles, adverts and TV programmes provide just as useful evidence as academic work so the course tends to focus on small group dissection of arguments and articles.
Places on AS Level courses can, subject to available places, normally be offered to applicants who meet the minimum course requirements. These are usually based on the applicant’s best 8 GCSE results, including English and Mathematics, with a minimum of 344 points, with an A* A or B grade in the subjects chosen - or a related discipline, if appropriate (in Mathematics, the minimum grade of B must be at Higher Tier).
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Poole Grammar School directly.