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A Level Creative Writing at Sir George Monoux College

Course description

Are you an aspiring writer? This A Level will get you started on the path to professional practice and will be equally useful if you're interested in improving your creative and critical thinking and communication skills.

Course content

The course will help you to understand different types of writing and express yourself and your ideas. You will develop critical and analytical skills as well as invaluable redrafting and editing skills. The course will encourage your creativity and independent work and will give you a stepping stone to a creative writing degree and help with practical communication and technical writing skills to help enter a range of creative industries. you will have the chance to create a coursework portfolio of writing, including fiction, poetry, journalism and blogging and the opportunity to experience writers' workshops and give and receive feedback.


Unit 1 - 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 - 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).

Future opportunities

A Level Creative Writing can lead to a variety of exciting and challenging degrees. The communication and analytical skills you will have developed through studying these subjects will be useful in a whole range of applications. Careers you may be considering include: Journalism and Media, Publishing, Politics, Creative Writing, Law, Teaching and Business.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sir George Monoux College directly.

Last updated date: 26 May 2015

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