Critical Thinking at A-Level is a qualification offered by OCR, one of the main exam boards for secondary and higher education.
Critical Thinking is the study of arguments, problems, and ideas, as well as the logic the binds arguments together.
In this post, we’re going to focus on the AS Level units.
This is the introductory module to Critical Thinking, where students will learn the very basics of argumentation.
Critical Thinking at A-Level – A2 Units • Ethical theories; • Recognising and applying principles; • Dilemmas and decision-making; • Analysis of complex arguments; • Evaluating complex arguments; • Developing cogent and complex arguments.
Here, we’re going to take a look at each of the topics.
Critical thinking might be described as the ability to engage in reflective and independent thinking.
In essence, critical thinking requires you to use your ability to reason.
In the next post, we’ll be taking a look at the modules in the A2 portion of the critical thinking A-Level.
If you’re planning on starting your A-Levels soon and want some guidance on how to complete them with the best grades possible, check out our guide: Pass Your A-levels with A*s.