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Creative Writing A-Level at William Hulme's Grammar School Academy

Course description

Creative writing is designed as a course to appeal to students who enjoy using language in a productive way to suit the needs of the audience and purpose. Students will study a wide range of writing and the conventions of different genres. They will study structuring and plotting of texts and using stimuli to create new texts.

Course content

The outline of the course is as follows:

AS Examinations

Unit 1 – CREW1

Writing on Demand

40% of AS, 20% of A-Level, 2 hour written examination, 60 marks

Students will answer two questions from a choice of four. Both will involve the production of texts based on practical writing scenarios.

Unit 2 – CREW2

Exploring Creative Writing

60% of AS, 30% of A-Level

Coursework, internally assessed and externally moderated by AQA 90 marks.

Students will submit two creative pieces of work (max 3000 words) and a reflective commentary (max 1500 words).

A2 Examinations

Unit 3 – CREW3

From Reading to Writing. 20% of A-Level, 3 hour written examination, 60 marks.

Student will answer two questions based on their selection of one stimulus text from a choice of five.

Unit 4 – CREW4

The writing portfolio

30% of A-Level

Coursework, internally assessed and externally moderated by AQA 90 marks.

Students will produce a portfolio of creative work (max 4000 words or equivalent) and a full reflective commentary (max 2000 words), with bibliography and evidence of redrafting. Students are expected to be able to write for a range of real life situations and in a number of different genres. Students need to be aware of the characteristics of different genres of writing and be able to use the conventions of those genres effectively.

Entry requirements

Entry into the Sixth Form requires six passes at GCSE level, which should be Grade C or above including English Language and Mathematics. Four of these should be at least a B grade. You must have at least a GCSE grade B in a subject if you would like to continue it at Advanced Level.

Those candidates whose predicted GCSE grades meet the minimum level required will be offered a course discussion. Offers of places will be conditional upon minimum entry requirements being achieved.

Subject Specific

GCSE Grade C or above in English Language or English Literature

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact William Hulme's Grammar School Academy directly.

Last updated date: 21 May 2015
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