Below are some sample schemes of work for certain classes on the World University Preparation programme. These topics are taken from the 2010-2013 syllabi. The 2014 content may vary slightly but the same general areas will be covered in the various classes.
Logic & Thinking Skills
General Studies (Culture & Society)
The similarities and differences between cultures, nature and use of language.
The role of artists and art in society, examples of art works and major artistic movements.
The role of religious and value systems, beliefs and values, tolerance and moral issues.
Freedoms, rights and responsibilities.
Evaluating the media and recognising bias.
The U.S and U.K. political systems.
The power of language and images to transmit, persuade or distort; ‘spin’ and propaganda processes, problems and responsibilities of a democracy.
How to recognise reasoned argument and its contexts.
How to interpret and evaluate reasoning.
The identification of evidence, ambiguity and persuasive language within reasoning.
How to recognise bad reasoning and counter it with cogent responses.
The acquisition of basic vocabulary of associated with reasoning.
The various ways in which information or evidence can be presented.
Basic methods of numerical and statistical reasoning.
How to judge what can (and cannot) be safely inferred from information or evidence.
How to use information and data to draw conclusions and construct reasoned arguments.