I have been given the chance by my head to do this subject next year along with my A2 levels which are Biology, psychology and economics.
Is it worth doing?
Is it hard?
Will it get in the way of my other subjects?
What sort of detail does it entail?
Apparently it's really really easy.
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Critical thinking - Been offered the chance to do it, shall I? watch
- Thread Starter
- 22-08-2007 21:42
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- 22-08-2007 21:48
Well I've just done it as an As level while doing Gcse's and didn't find the extra work too much, though thats only half the course. The As level course was useful because it helped to improve my argument making, and answer questions more logically. Plus, its not really that difficult, but i suppose it depends..i think its quite english related, and logical, so if you have strengths there then you'll probably be good at it.
Don't know how helpful that was But it was okay as a course, not always the most enjoyable thing, but i did enjoy the philisophical elements.
- 22-08-2007 22:09
It's not very hard, or time consuming. It's worth doing at AS (every little helps :P) although don't do it further than that as some Unis don't recognise it at A-level.
My class had 6-7 people in it, and we had a 2.5 hours lesson per week - and I came out with an A. As this may show, it doesn't require too much work.
Although if you're onto your A2s, then I doubt that Unis would give an offer based on CT - hence I'm wondering whether there's any point with doing it, in that respect?
- 22-08-2007 22:38
Aren't there like a million thread on this... anyways...
I'm a great advocate of critical thinking... its mold you into sort of a better academic. Does that make sense. Basically you get an AS/A-level as well as lots of transferable skills which hepl you in your other subjects. WIN WIN...
Not much to learn as far as details go, its more jsut honing skills which you shuold already have then putting them into practice. The only real learnign is learning flaws in arguements and credibillity criteria. And thats not much.
Hope that helped
- Thread Starter
- 22-08-2007 23:13
Great advice people.
I guess worse come worse, i'l get a C, which is a useful AS.
- 23-08-2007 13:33
you might as well do it
-its not that hard,or time consuming.
i ended up with a B-without understanding in class or anything
the lowest grade was a D in my class
bear in mind though,some uni's will exlude this subject -like kings and imperial