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    We have suddenly been given the option to study this at school (1h of lessons per week :eek:). Has anyone done this course and if so how easy is it? Is it mainly natural talent, or can you be taught to be good at it? 1h a week seems v. little but any info on it would be great as it sounds interesting. Thanks very much
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    (Original post by ali p)
    We have suddenly been given the option to study this at school (1h of lessons per week :eek:). Has anyone done this course and if so how easy is it? Is it mainly natural talent, or can you be taught to be good at it? 1h a week seems v. little but any info on it would be great as it sounds interesting. Thanks very much
    I was offered this for being on the high achievers role at sixth form, but declined it as it was an extra 2 hours after college a week, TRUST ME! Worst decision I’ve made at college so far, it’s supposed to be easy as h*ll to pass and something universities really like, take up the opportunity while you can and don’t miss out like I did.
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    Yeah i'm pondering over whether to take this as an A.S...although theres writing involved it seems quite easy/logical so I may look into it further.
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    I did critical thinking a/s last year, one lesson a week also. our classes were little related to the exam and mostly consisted of debates about political or social issues. we didn't have to do any reading or homework. the exam is okay, it has some multiple choice, some short answer questions and a section where you write your own arguments. It's mostly concerned with looking at how valid arguments are. I reckon you should take it because if you don't like the classes you can always drop it and if you didn't get a good grade you could decline that - it's only an hour a week. I got a good grade in it and think as long as you look over the structure of the exam paper before you sit it (timing is quite tight) it's not that diffuclt to do well - apparently the grade boundaries are low. i quite enjoyed some of it - evaluating people's statements about an incident in manner of detective is one of the parts of the exam paper.
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    Thanks! I think i will go for it - i guess i have nothing to lose
 
 
 

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