The final assessment opportunity for this qualification (J930) will be summer 2018. Please note there will not be a January series in 2018.
OCR is currently reforming its general qualifications in line with the government programme of reform. However, we have made the difficult decision not to redevelop the Level 2 Award in Thinking and Reasoning Skills. Centres may wish to consider the Higher Project H855 as an alternative qualification which requires students to use critical thinking and evaluation skills to produce an independent piece of research.
The qualification has an interesting mix of reasoning skills and broader thinking skills, through which learners have the opportunity to develop thinking in its fullest sense. These skills have a broad range of applications and students should be able to benefit from these in a variety of contexts, both academic and everyday life.