Critical thinking AS, worth doing?Watch
When you start the AS year it's always worth choosing 4 subjects, because, if you have a really awful teacher or you hate a subject, you have an option. If you start with 3, and you need 3 for uni, your screwed if you don't like it.
It can be a repetitive subject and can get boring sometimes, but for one lesson a week its really worth it as an As level, and some of it's concepts can be worthwhile to know.
The grades you get aren't too bad but apparebntly it's hard to achieve an A and things. But, my friend who is also in year 11 gained a B in her mocks and trust me she hardly went to any of the lessons (mind you she is a bit of a genius) ......but i'd do it if i was you..its an extra as level and some parts of it i found quite interesting.. You might even like it.
IMO, something analytical like history is more useful than critical thinking.
I was contemplating taking it as a replacement to whatever I drop, but I think I might go for politics instead as it'll be more useful uni-wise.
Paper two is making up your own arguements and analysing one in depth, making up conclusions. Beware they have some strange examles we had to analyse whether or not a man had his tape things stolen or whether he had lied
And thinking about it, i reckon Critical thinking is more analytical than History.
It's an AS in its own right so as well as being enjoyable it's quite useful in terms of uni application etc.
The only problem with it is that in my experience it is very difficult to achieve an A grade.
My school's offering this for the first time next year, I'm not sure whether I'm doing all 4 of my subjects to AS or just 3 at the moment, but would it be worth taking this up? What are your views?
CT teaches you how to analyse, construct, strengthen and weaken arguments....and it takes up no time at all to study for...just get the book...takes you less than a week just to read it and be ready for the test.
What subject are you going to apply for again?? I'm sure you've said before..but i can't remember....
Sounds good, just one lesson after school a week so may as well! And it's Economics for me