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    AS Critical Thinking and AS General Studies;
    A level Critical Thinking, or;
    A level General Studies?
    I have the option to do one of those three next year but as I have no real preference I want to take the one that's going to look the best, any thoughts are greatly appreciated



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    Both are fairly undermined by most of the best universities. I knew people getting into Oxbridge, LSE, UCL etc and in fact failing Critical Thinking, consciously or not.

    What is a lot more important is being able to stand out in front of competition with usually around 5 people having equivalent grades to yourself and in order to achieve that is to have an interesting personal statement that is deviant from the mainstream boring crap.

    I can bet on it that 2 students of AAA standard who fight for a place at Edinburgh, for example, one having an extraordinarily interesting personal statement and the other an extra grade @ AS Crit Thinking/General Studies, that personal statement is simply going to overpower the feeble AS.
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    I don't really know but I am doing AS Critical Thinking and I am not even old enough; our school just decided that most students would benefit from it. Our first exam is in less than two months and we are failing miserably. Critical Thinking is good for law and leadership so really depends what sort of a person you are and what you wan to do when you are older. So what will look best depends on what you want to do. Of course, general studies is pretty much everything so maybe if you have no real direction yet then that would be better.
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    (Original post by holly-with-an-ie)
    AS Critical Thinking and AS General Studies;
    A level Critical Thinking, or;
    A level General Studies?
    I have the option to do one of those three next year but as I have no real preference I want to take the one that's going to look the best, any thoughts are greatly appreciated



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    Depends on uni and course. A lot of unis dont look at either.

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    (Original post by holly-with-an-ie)
    AS Critical Thinking and AS General Studies;
    A level Critical Thinking, or;
    A level General Studies?
    I have the option to do one of those three next year but as I have no real preference I want to take the one that's going to look the best, any thoughts are greatly appreciated



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    Personally, none of the above - They are not regarded highly by any of the top universities.

    If you really want to show initiative go for the Extended Project, that will help show your ability to undertake independent research / study on your own which is something you will be doing for 80% of your time at uni.

    If you can't do an extend project then look for something extra-curricular like positions of responsibility. In my opinion being President / Vice-president of your schools student union would be looked at far better than a B grade in any quasi-A level like crit or gen studies.
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    (Original post by holly-with-an-ie)
    AS Critical Thinking and AS General Studies;
    A level Critical Thinking, or;
    A level General Studies?
    I have the option to do one of those three next year but as I have no real preference I want to take the one that's going to look the best, any thoughts are greatly appreciated



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    None of them. If it isn't compulsory to do one at your school, I'd definitely recommend that you don't take any of those.
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    None of them. Even the military don't accept A-Level Critical Thinking or General Studies.
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    Critical Thinking is better. It is good but often not regarded as a 'full' A-Level because it has skills but not content. On the other had General Studies doesn't really show much at all.
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    Critical Thinking is slightly better.


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    Critical thinking was a nightmare - I didn't other revising because I just knew I was gonna do badly (got a C in the end!)

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    (Original post by holly-with-an-ie)
    AS Critical Thinking and AS General Studies;
    A level Critical Thinking, or;
    A level General Studies?
    I have the option to do one of those three next year but as I have no real preference I want to take the one that's going to look the best, any thoughts are greatly appreciated



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    I did general studies. It wasnt very useful. A lot of unis (especially the top unis) dont accept it. Even the ones that do accept it dont really rave about it or anything.
    I cant comment of critical thinking though, as i never did it.
 
 
 
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