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Creative Writing A level at Lowestoft Sixth Form College

Course description

Interested in being a writer?

This course gives you the opportunity to pursue creative writing as a discipline in its own right, distinct from English studies. It complements but does not overlap English Literature and/or Language study allowing you to exercise your imagination; you will write a number of creative pieces in a variety of genres for different purposes and audiences.

We will explore and practise techniques for writing prose fiction, poetry and drama alongside non-fictional genres such as journalism, travel writing and biography.

Course content

As well as building a really useful portfolio of creative writing pieces, the course also offers the chance to develop and improve your skills in the following areas:

  • technical writing skills
  • creativity and self-expression
  • awareness of different writing forms and genres
  • critical and analytical skills
  • team working
  • how to give and receive feedback
  • creative problem-solving
  • redrafting and editing skills
  • independent working and time management.

Entry requirements

You will need to meet the standard college entry criteria for AS/A2 courses.

Future opportunities

There are now a great many universities offering Creative Writing degrees, this course will enable you to progress onto just such a programme. Alternatively, an A Level in Creative Writing will also be excellent preparation for higher level study in subjects such as journalism, media, film, English and cultural studies. It will also provide a very solid grounding for a career/professional practice in the creative and cultural industries.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Lowestoft Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 09 September 2016
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