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  • 100% Online
  • Delivered in English
  • Suitable for ages 14-20
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What will you learn?

Our Critical Thinking course will help you to develop the ability to critically analyse arguments, recognise problems with reasoning and logic and evaluate the evidence used to support an argument.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Start thinking critically
  • Use logic to analyse an argument
  • Identify bad arguments and faulty reasoning
  • Evaluate the evidence used to support an argument
  • Evaluate the data and statistics used as evidence to support an argument
  • Identify if emotions have influenced an argument
  • Recognise bias and prejudice in thinking

Course features

This course is 100% online and packed full of engaging learning materials, with a personal action plan and a knowledge test for each learner. Additional features are available if you wish to take this course as part of a Study Group.

  • Designed by Eton College experts
  • Personal action plan
  • Interactive tasks, videos & quizzes
  • Knowledge test

“Critical thinking helps me not only to notify when something isn’t or is good but also find the reason why. I’m sure critical thinking will help me learn effectively and decide what’s good or bad for me. Also I know it’ll help me not to make the mistake while working/learning and to show my point of view very clearly.”

Aleksandra, Poland

“The EtonX Critical Thinking course has been a really valuable experience for me. Not only was it a lot of fun, but I have gained skills that have changed the way I consume media, especially adverts and sponsored posts.”


I really enjoyed the course because it was very accessible and I learnt lots of new things. I loved having the live classes because you could discuss things with your tutor and the other students. My tutor was really nice and encouraging and I learnt a lot with her. I liked the discussion board because it means you can continue you discussions from the live class and get feedback. 

Grace, Critical Thinking Student


I thoroughly enjoyed my course because the teacher was knowledgeable and kind, and the content was interesting and applicable to my day-to-day life. I have recommended this course to friends because I think it taught me valuable skills. 

Sasha PodellUnited Kingdom, Critical Thinking 



This course has made me hone my skills in critical thinking, making me apply them consciously and subconsciously. This will help me be better informed for the future. 

Anchita Mahanta, United States, Critical Thinking 



The course was so interesting, there was a wide variety of choices to cover many fields, and it is unlike anything available to my friends and I at our school 

Catrin Mackie, United Kingdom, Critical Thinking 


Why should I take this course?

This course is right for you if you are aged 14–20 and you want to:

  • Use critical thinking skills to boost your academic success
  • Improve your decision-making based on good reasoning
  • Deepen your understanding of how the world works

Employers rate critical thinking as one of the most desirable skills in new employees

How can you take this course?

There are two ways you can take this online course, depending on how you wish to study and how much support you require.

Self Study


  • Start any time and work at your own pace
Course breakdown

  • 7-10 hours of self study learning materials

  • Progress dashboard
  • Certificate of completion

7-Week Tutor Group


  • Paced weekly learning with your tutor group
Course breakdown

  • 7-10 hours of self study learning materials
  • Regular guided discussions and collaborative tasks
  • 7 online group classes with an EtonX tutor and your tutor group (up to 8 students)

  • Progress dashboard
  • EtonX trained tutor
  • Collaborative learning
  • Certificate of achievement

So what are the next steps?

1. Sign up to EtonX

Create an account with us by providing your email, date of birth and country of residence.

2. Choose your course

Look at our course menu within your account to select the skills course you want to take.

3. Decide how to study

Depending on how much support you require, pick from Self Study, Tutorial or Tutor Group course options.

4. Purchase your course and start learning!

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