Creative Writing AS/A2 at Lawrence Sheriff School
Creative writing links with every subject. Creative
Writing inspired by subjects across the curriculum
develops subject knowledge and communications skills
through applying writing conventions. You will discover
creative writing ideas in all curriculum areas: the history
textbook, the science journal, and even mathematical
equations. The material you study on a daily basis will all
contribute to a vein of creative writing ideas, rich with
opportunity and possibility.
You can expect to:
• Express your ideas - the meaning and development of
• Improve your organisation - the internal structure of
• Develop your writing voice - the way the writer brings
a topic to life.
• Expand your word repertoire - the vocabulary chosen
• Practise sentence fluency - the way words and phrases
flow throughout the piece.
• Apply generic conventions - the mechanical
correctness of the piece.
• Improve presentation – the overall appearance of the
Grade B or above in GCSE English.
40% examination, 60% coursework.
Where does it lead?
AQA have launched a new and exciting A Level which
aims to spark and ignite writing ability. In Writing to
Learn, William Zinsser explains that ‘Creative writing
helps students not only become accomplished writers,
but deeper thinkers’.
Other useful information
Students are encouraged to take part in a 5-day writing
tutored retreat at the Arvon Writing centre in Devon,
where they will participate in dynamic, structured and
playful writing workshops.
Students’ views …
“Creative writing is more than fun. It is an important life
“It stretches the imagination and is a great outlet for
“It helps create orderly thought and can be the basis for
clear communication skills.”
This course is not offered in the option blocks but can
be chosen in addition to your other subject choices.
The lessons will take place on Wednesday afternoons
as well as on focus days throughout the year.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Lawrence Sheriff School directly.