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Creative Writing A-Level at Baxter College

Course description

Creative Writing is firmly established as a distinct discipline within higher education, leading to a range of professional careers within the creative and cultural industries. This specification is designed to introduce students to Creative Writing, separate from, but complementing, the study of Arts and English subjects that they may have completed at GCSE. This A-level allows progression for those who have enjoyed opportunities for writing creatively at Key Stage 4.

Content Units of Study

It prepares students for further study in Creative Writing in higher education and is also suitable for those intending to progress to further study in English Literature or English Language, as well as a range of other creative subjects such as Media, Journalism, Film or Art. It is equally useful for students wishing to develop their ability to express themselves in writing, for a range of audiences, a skill that can be applied to the breadth of writing tasks encountered in the professional world of work or academia. As such, it may be just as appealing to those focusing on other disciplines, such as science, languages or humanities. The study of Creative Writing helps to develop a range of key skills that can be applied in the real world, including clarity of thought and expression, critical and analytical skills, team working, giving and receiving feedback and creative problem solving.


Creative writing links well with a range of Key stage 5 subjects; such as English Language-Literature, English Literature, History, Performing Arts. But, as it will also enable you to enhance and develop your skills of analysis, creative thought, and discussion, you will find that the Creative Writing course helps you with your studies whatever the other subjects are which you are taking. In terms of moving beyond BW6, Creative writing is obviously a great qualification to have if you are intending to pursue your writing studies at degree level but also if you are interested in studying Journalism, Art, Media, Linguistics, Law, Journalism, Performing Arts or Drama at university level.

Entry requirements

To be accepted onto the Creative Writing course, you need to have gained at least 5 A* - C GCSE grades which must include preferably a B grade for your English GCSE.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 24 March 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years