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AS Level Critical Thinking at Newbold Community School

Course description

Why should I study this course? Critical thinking provides learners with skills such as analysis, evaluation and the ability to compose reasoned and coherent arguments which can benefit their performance across a range of subjects, helping them to be even more successful in their other A-Levels. Critical Thinking is part of the Core provision. Learners with an AS Level in Critical Thinking have secured places in some of the country’s most reputable universities! Critical thinking is a skills-based course that starts with the very basic elements of what an argument is, then builds on this over the two years. You do not need any specific skills as you will learn them on the course, but you do need an open mind, and be prepared to be challenged!

All students will benefit from studying Critical Thinking - you will learn how to argue more effectively and how to assess how valid other people’s arguments are!

● AS Unit 1 - Introduction to Critical Thinking: Covered in Year 12
● AS Unit 2 - Assessing and Developing Argument: Covered in Year 12

Entry requirements

All students studying A-Levels are required to take one core program over two years. Students will be put into these groups based on their GCSE grades.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Newbold Community School directly.

Last updated date: 26 September 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years