Lower School teaching of Critical Thinking


I am in search of others who are teaching Critical Thinking in their Lower Schools. 

As Critical Thinking is not in the National Curriculum, I have been asked to set assessment targets/levels for our students and have put together a set of targets for Years 7-9 in Argument Writing, which I am happy to share with anyone who might be in the same position as I am.  If anyone has already trodden this path and can share assessment targets for Credibility I would happily share/trade ideas.

Many thanks,

Kind regards,

Hazel Greenland

Head of Creative and Critical Thinking

Colchester County High School for Girls

Hi Hazel   We are looking at

Hi Hazel


We are looking at introducing Critical Thinking to a group of Able Pupils in year 9 as an after school enrichment group.  At the moment I haven't even looked properly at the specs as we're also in the process of introducing GCSE Computing, which is currently occupying my time.


Once I have a good look at it all I can send you my thoughts and any resources/targets we come up with.  Looks like something that will really engage our learners and hopefully increase their confidence as well.


Louise Adam

All Saints Catholic High School, Kirkby, Liverpool