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Creative Writing A Level at Weymouth College

Course description

Creative Writing is an excellent choice for lovers of literature and the English language. The diverse and innovative nature of the content within Creative Writing will allow students to express themselves creatively, but also engage with and demonstrate knowledge of a wider context of literature and language.

Course content

This is an excellent choice for lovers of the English language as the diverse and innovative nature of the course will allow you to express yourself creatively. This qualification complements English language and/or literature study as well as entirely different subject areas such as science, languages or humanities. AS units • Writing on demand: journalism, writing online, persuasive writing, reviews, entries in compendia, and creative non-fiction • Exploring creative writing A2 units • From reading to writing: build on the programme of reading and writing and to recognise learning can be gained from reading the work of others • The writing portfolio: you will be encouraged to develop your own programme of reading and writing, alongside assignments set in class

Entry requirements

At least 5 GCSEs A – C including Maths and English, unless otherwise stated at interview for specific subjects requirements.

Future opportunities

Creative Writing allows aspiring writers to trace a route through school/college on to higher education and beyond into professional practice within the creative industries, just as it is possible for aspiring actors, musicians and artists to do. It allows students who have enjoyed creative writing at GCSE to progress without necessarily intending to study the subject at degree level. It also offers interesting possibilities to adults who are re-entering study after a break. This qualification complements (so does not replicate) English Language and/or Literature study. It is accessible to students not necessarily interested in language theory or literary criticism, including those focused on entirely different subject areas such as science, languages or humanities.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 June 2016
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