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Creative Writing A Level at Franklin College

Course description

Year 1 This course offers a discipline in its own right, distinct from English studies. It will complement but not overlap A Level English Literature or Language study. Creative writing allows aspiring writers to trace a route through school or college on to higher education and into professional practice. It will appeal to a wide range of students including those studying other disciplines such as science or humanities. In your first year you will write regularly and read critically - as a writer. You will support and collaborate with other students in workshop situations. Year 2 In your second year you will continue to develop your skills as a writer through different workshops which will further improve your ability to share your work and ideas and receive feedback. Over the year, you will improve your aptitude for redrafting work and learn editing skills to become a confident writer with the ability to reflect critically.

Entry requirements

Five GCSE grades A*-C to include English Language, a commitment to personal writing and a willingness to read widely.


60% Examination 40% Coursework

Future opportunities

Progression routes for creative writing students are potentially wide and various. Undergraduate courses in creative writing are growing across the country. Creative Writing students will develop essential transferable skills valued in most areas of undergraduate study and employment. These include critical reading, self-analysis, independent research, collaborative team working and working to deadlines and briefs. Teacher training graduates will be able to transfer these skills to the classroom in a wide range of subjects.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 10 August 2016

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