Creative Writing A Level at New College Nottingham
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.
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.
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.
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.
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How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact New College Nottingham directly.