Critical Thinking Exam at AS-Level Is Launched Exam in Critical Launched for Sixth Form
Russell, Ben, The Independent (London, England)
SIXTH FORMERS are to be taught the skills of the mind, with the launch of Britain's first examination in critical thinking. Students will enrol for the one-year courses in September, ready for the first AS-level exams in May.
Students working towards the exam, worth half an A-level, will learn how to pick apart arguments, dissect the reliability of sources and cut through the black arts of the spin doctors.
The course, devised by the Oxford and Cambridge exam board, focuses on arguments about the environment, politics and current affairs, rather than the classical philosophy of Plato and Aristotle.
But students will deal with the logic and ideas that …
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