Critical Thinking is what its name suggests: the ability to think critically.
It is really a skill, or set of skills to acquire which will enable you to be more discerning and critical with regard to everything you read, see and hear.
In today's world we are bombarded with opinions on the radio, TV, books, magazines, from friends and family who are all trying to persuade us to accept what they have to say. Obama says that global warming is a man-made phenomenon, whilst Trump is actively dismissive. So who do we believe? How do we make up our minds in the midst of all this information and disinformation?
Critical thinking helps pupils to analyse and evaluate what they see, hear and read. It helps them write their own coherent and persuasive arguments, using reason and logic rather than bluster and emotion!
Whether or not they choose to take the AS examination, this course gives them a worthwhile training in thinking skills: a necessary in preparation for A levels and university degree courses, as well as excellent preparation for the UKCAT, BMAT and TSA entry papers for university.