Universities recognise the value of Critical Thinking. Several leading universities, including Oxford and Cambridge, now use pre-interview aptitude tests to guide them in admitting students:

The TSA Cambridge (Thinking Skills Assessment) is used by most Cambridge colleges for a variety of courses including Economics, Engineering, History, Natural Sciences (Physical and Biological), and Psychological & Behavioural Sciences.

The TSA Oxford is used by all Oxford colleges for Economics & Management, Geography, Philosophy & Linguistics, PPE, and degrees involving Psychology.

The LNAT (National Admissions Test for Law) is used by nine universities, including Oxford.

The BMAT (BioMedical Admissions Test) is used by seven British universities, including Oxford and Cambridge, for Medicine and Veterinary Medicine.

These tests consist largely, and the LNAT entirely, of Critical Thinking questions.

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