Creative Writing A level at Lowestoft Sixth Form College
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.
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.
You will need to meet the standard college entry criteria for AS/A2 courses.
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.