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 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

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!

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

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“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

“Using what I have learned on the EtonX Critical Thinking course, I can better understand whether the information presented to me is useful and trustworthy and even make more convincing arguments myself. This knowledge will definitely help me in my social life, as I can understand arguments better, not take everything everyone says as the truth and stand up for my opinion, which makes me less guillible and more likely to build a strong and meaningful relationship. Moreover, I believe it will help my career as well, as I can distinct trustworthy arguments and react to them accordingly.”

Rugile, Lithuania

“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.”


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.