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Creative Writing AS/A2 at Lawrence Sheriff School

Course description

Course overview

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.

Course content

You can expect to:

• Express your ideas - the meaning and development of

the message.

• Improve your organisation - the internal structure of

the piece.

• Develop your writing voice - the way the writer brings

a topic to life.

• Expand your word repertoire - the vocabulary chosen

for meaning.

• 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


Entry requirements

Grade B or above in GCSE English.





40% examination, 60% coursework.

Future opportunities

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’.

Further information

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.

Last updated date: 18 November 2015
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