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Creative Writing - AS Level (AQA) at Chichester College

Course description

This course will appeal to those interested in becoming professional writers as well as those who simple enjoy writing creatively (whether fiction or non-fiction). 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.

Course content

Students will: be introduced to a range of different types of writing; learn to express themselves and their ideas; learn to reflect on intentions and outcomes; be introduced to the notion of writing a brief; and be introduced to the craft of writing by exploring writers' methods through the study of published texts. Unit 1: Writing on Demand | Unit 2: Exploring Creative Writing | Unit 3: From Reading to Writing | Unit 4: The Writing Portfolio 

Lessons are designed to meet a range of learning styles and memory techniques. Activities include: discussion, matching tasks, problem solving tasks, presentations, "YouTube", radio and video extracts, educational quizzes / games, and comprehension tasks. Lessons include individual, pair and group tasks. 

Entry requirements

You need to have 5 GCSEs at grade C or above including English Language.


Assessment is a combination of written coursework and examinations

Financial information

For all fee details please refer to the Chichester College website

Future opportunities

This course can lead to further study on Creative Writing courses at
university level. Creative Writing may lead onto careers in areas such
as journalism, fiction writing, commercial writing (copywriting) and
writing for the web.

Further information

There is a specified teaching room with space to display student work.
An interactive whiteboard enables presentations and interactive tasks
including annotation of data. The well-stocked library and class
bookshelves provide research material in addition to the Open
Access computer room.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 17 March 2016
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