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Critical Thinking (AS level only) at Bishop Luffa School

Course description

Critical Thinking can be defined as a form of reflective reasoning which analyses and evaluates information and arguments byapplying a range of intellectual skills in order to reach clear, logical and coherent judgements within a given context. It is a component part of the AQA Bacc qualification. It is also a helpful aid in preparing students for thinking skills assessment, an entry requirement for some universities.

The OCR specification seeks to bring together the skills involved in thinking andarguing in a critical and logical way. The aim is to provide students with a framework which can be applied in a practical manner to a range of materials, situations, problems and issues. There is not an obvious major body of content to deliver, but rather a range of skills which students will be enabled to acquire.

The AS specification gives an introduction to the concepts, principles and techniques which underlie Critical Thinking andexpands their application to a range of contexts. It will provide a knowledge and understanding of Critical Thinking applicable to the study of a range of other academic and vocational subjects.

Entry requirements

Average GCSE score above 50 pointsrequired in the first instance. Other students may be eligible in negotiation with Mr Saunders.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bishop Luffa School directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years