(Original post by Gemini)
I took Critical Thinking. At my school we were given the choice between taking CT or General Studies. We were told that CT would mean more work, but most people chose to take it, as it counts towards UCAS points unlike General Studies.
Personally I found the lessons really interesting. We had one hour a week, and never did homework - also the attitude in the lessons was alot more relaxed, as people didnt actually care about the subject. My favorite part of CT was instead of accepting what had been written, like I used to do, it taught me how to think about the arguments used and their validity. Now I drive my parents mad whenever I read the newspaper
However, in most lessons we focussed on exam technique - how to jump through the examiners hoops. If you learn the mark scheme it becomes infinitely easier to get marks - often you have to write specific things in order to get marks. I think this is the major flaw in the subject, I was lucky to have a teacher who went to the trouble of finding out about the subject - if I had been left to my own devices I would have had trouble.
In the end I got an A, which really suprised me....though I was well chuffed
It was mainly because I spent the time learning the CT marking scheme, only the night before though - how geeky do I sound!