Admissions Frequently Asked Questions
Do you accept Critical Thinking A-Level?
Durham Law School does not accept Critical Thinking A-Level as contributing to the three A-Levels on which we form the basis of our offers to applicants. First, it is hoped that evidence of a student's critical abilities will be found in their past and predicted examination performances, in their personal statements and references. More specifically however, the Law School does not accept Critical Thinking A-Level for the reason that the School assesses the 'critical thinking' attributes of each candidate - the ability to evaluate an argument in differing contexts, critical assessment of techniques of reasoning, the ability to formulate and deploy an argument and so on - on the basis of the Law National Admissions Test. The Law National Admissions Test provides an appropriate gauge of a candidate's abilities in this area as it is specifically designed to assess the reasoning abilities of potential law students; it therefore provides a focussed assessment of a student's capabilities in the context. For further details of the test, including sample test papers and locations of test centres visit the LNAT website