Creative and Critical Thinking

CCT provides students with the opportunity to develop their creative and analytical thinking skills through a range of activities appropriate to their age and understanding.  Critical Thinking is a form of reflective reasoning that analyses and evaluates information and arguments by applying a range of intellectual skills in order to reach clear, logical and coherent judgements within a given context. The study of Critical Thinking will equip students with reasoning skills to use in life, work and further academic study. It also provides students with the opportunity to think deeply, and in a structured way, about issues that are key to them participating in society e.g ethical questions, cultural issues and issues of personal responsibility.

Since introducing CCT in 2005 it has become firmly embedded into the curriculum and is now taught across all year groups to students in years 7 - 9, with all students in Year 9 taking the OCR Thinking and Reasoning Skills qualification.

In 2010 we were once again awarded the Good Schools Guide A Level Award for Girls taking Critical Thinking at A Level at an English Grammar School. This award has been made for the past five consecutive years and is based, not just on the popularity of each subject relative to similar schools, but also on the success that pupils achieve relative to the other examinations that they take.