This course helps you to develop your ability to understand and engage confidently in argument and reasoning - essential skills in any field of endeavour. You will also learn problem-solving techniques, using logical methods to analyse information, and appropriate techniques to find solutions.
Section 1: Arguments in critical thinking
Section 2: Analysing and evaluating arguments
Section 3: Evidence and explanation
Section 4: Preparing for paper 2
Section 5: Problem solving, part 1
Section 6: Problem solving, part 2
There are no formal qualifications required to enrol on this course, but a general education up to GCSE level, or the equivalent, is advisable. For the Problem Solving part of the course you will need to be familiar with basic techniques of mathematical manipulation to junior school level.
University of Cambridge International Examinations
GCE AS Level or equivalent
Variable - to suit the learner
No time limit
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