From $59

  • 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 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:

  • Use logic to make and analyse an argument
  • Identify bad arguments and faulty reasoning
  • Evaluate the evidence, data or statistics used to support an argument
  • Identify whether emotions, bias or prejudice have influenced reasoning
  • Apply a range of critical thinking techniques to arguments in different contexts

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

Available on our Group Study course

  • Tutorials with Eton trained tutors
  • Graded assessment
  • Collaborative learning
  • Certificate from Eton College

How can you take this course?

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

Self Study Course


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

  • 7-10 hours of self study learning materials

  • Progress dashboard

Tutorial Course


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

  • 7-10 hours of self study learning materials
  • 1 online tutorial (1-2-1 lesson with tutor)

  • Progress dashboard
  • Eton trained tutor

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

This is a great opportunity to understand assertiveness, its use in everyday life, and in the professional sphere.

Alesya Pashkevich, EtonX student, Belarus

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I take this course?

Critical Thinking is a vital skill for higher level academic study and a skill that you need in the workplace. Can you distinguish a good argument from a bad one? Can you argue logically in your own writing or speech?

Our access to information has never been so easy but how can we trust what we see, hear or read around us?

Critical Thinking is the key to being able to distinguish good information from bad, leading to better reasoning and judgement.

Who are the tutors?

All our tutors are UK based and have been trained at Eton College. They are highly experienced online tutors used to working with students from all over the world. Every EtonX tutor has passed a rigorous selection and training process and has been cleared to work with children by the British government.

Will I have a teacher from Eton College?

Each course has a Course Director who is a teacher at Eton College. The Course Director has worked with EtonX to produce the course and features in videos introducing and summarising each week’s work.