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Creative Writing A Level at East Norfolk Sixth Form College

Course description

Creative Writing enables students to study the craft of writing in a similar way to studying Art, Music or Theatre Studies. During the course you will read a wide variety of texts, learn about the elements of fiction and non-fiction, experiment with different ways to generate ideas and improve the technical quality of your writing.

Course content

At AS, you will be introduced to a range of different types of writing, including short fiction, novels, poetry, reviews, articles, biographies, travel writing, scripts and screenplays. You will learn to be a regular and critical reader and will keep a writer’s journal recording your thoughts, ideas and reflections on the creative process. Assessment involves an exam in which you write short pieces to specific, practical briefs, and a coursework portfolio containing two different forms of original writing (chosen from prose fiction, non-fiction, poetry and script) together with a reflective commentary.

At A2, you will develop your expertise as writers further by writing more independently in your preferred forms and through participating in workshops where you can share work and give and receive feedback. You will also deepen your understanding of the writer’s craft through more extended reading, and relate what you learn to your own writing.

Entry requirements

At least a grade C in GCSE English Language or equivalent.


Awarding Body - AQA

60% coursework (portfolio of writing with commentary)

40% exam (writing on demand)

Future opportunities

Having an A-level or AS-level in Creative Writing will show universities or employers that you can write a wide range of texts to a high standard, that you are creative as well as analytical and that you are able to reflect on your own work and improve it.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact East Norfolk Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 07 September 2016

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