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Creative Writing A Level at New College Nottingham

Course description

Writing can take people on journeys to far off lands, into the past and into the lives of others. 

Creating a piece of writing which exports people from the real world into the one you’ve created for them takes a huge amount of skill, and by studying this course, you’ll be well on your way to achieving this. 

Creative writing, unsurprisingly, is closely linked to reading, so you’ll be a bookworm who enjoys discovering all kinds of books and authors. If you’re creative and would like to broaden your writing horizons, this course is for you.

Course content

This course is perfect for you if you are interested in developing your skills as a writer. You must be a passionate reader and writer and be prepared to take ownership of your own writing via a writing journal and frequently sharing your work and ideas via workshop-based lessons.

Topics include: writing on demand; exploring creative writing; from reading to writing; the writing portfolio; and a portfolio of creative work with a full reflective commentary.

Entry requirements

You’ll need 5 GCSEs at grade A*-C including English Language and Maths.


Examination and non-exam assessment including: a two-hour exam based on practical writing scenarios; two pieces of coursework (based on types of writing such as prose fiction/prose non-fiction/ poetry/scripts); a three-hour exam analysing given stimulus literature; and portfolio coursework.

Future opportunities

This course is a pathway to a huge range of higher education courses. The skills you learn will be invaluable for essay writing, dissertations, report writing, analysis and presentations in later life.

If you would like to find out more about how this could unfold for you, our advisors are on hand to help – just click the Contact an Advisor option to the right.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact New College Nottingham directly.

Last updated date: 25 April 2016

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    • The original High Pavement Grammar School was established in 1788 and it wasn't until 1975 that it turned from grammar school into a sixth form centre. In 1999 the centre merged with New College Nottingham and since then has occupied a prime position on the edge of Nottingham Trent University's City campus, giving our A Level students a real insight into University life, before they've even got there.

      High Pavement is home to ncn's A Level courses and with 30 or so to choose from, our students have variety and choice, as well as great on site facilities, fantastic tutors and amazing opportunities during their time with us. Overseas trips, one-to-one support with UCAS personal statements and guest speakers from the UK's top Universities are the norm here at High Pavement and that's why our students tell us time and time again that coming to High Pavement has opened their mind to opportunities and experiences they never knew existed.