Creative Writing A Level at Bilborough College
Want to pen a novel, dream up a screenplay, write moving poetry or become a journalist? Creative Writing is a brand new A-level which allows you to explore different forms of writing and develop your practice as a writer. It's all about doing your own writing and developing 'writerly habits' including journal keeping, drafting, reflective practice and, of course, reading.
In your first year (AS) you will do lots of writing in four forms: prose fiction, prose non-fiction, poetry and script. You will explore different genres within these forms and read widely. You will be assessed by your writing portfolio and an examination.
At A2 (in the second year) you will specialise in one form, writing extensively and reading widely. Again, assessment will be through your writing portfolio and an exam. We follow the AQA board here at Bilborough Sixth Form College. You can find full details of the Creative Writing A-level on the AQA website.
To study at Bilborough Sixth Form College you must achieve a minimum of 5 A*-C grades in your GCSEs, including English Language and Maths. We count BTEC Firsts as equivalent to one GCSE.
Creative Writing is one of the fastest-growing disciplines in universities, originally founded in England at the University of East Anglia. In our region the University of Nottingham, Nottingham Trent University and the University of Derby all run successful Creative Writing courses – and there are many others around the country and overseas. You can take it as a first degree or as part of other studies. An A-level in Creative Writing will improve your writing skills and develop your creativity and is therefore useful for many other degree-level courses too.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bilborough College directly.