AS Critical Thinking for AQA is the definitive textbook for students of the current AQA Advanced Subsidiary Level syllabus. Structured very closely around the AQA specification, it covers the two units of the AS level in an exceptionally clear and student-friendly style.
The chapters are helpfully subdivided into short digestible passages, and include:
- intended learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter
- student exercises at the end of each section with a ‘stretching activity’ for more advanced learners
- exam orientated questions
- key point summaries at the end of each section
- cross references.
In line with the AQA specification, there is a heavy emphasis on more imaginative forms of source material, for example, music, film, artwork, historical documents, adverts, moral dilemmas and scientific debates, as a means of illustrating key points. A great deal of emphasis is also placed on ‘live’ or ‘real’ arguments, taking topical examples from the world of science, politics, entertainment and sport.
The book is accompanied by a companion website with extensive resources for both instructors and students.