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Creative Writing AS/A2 Level at Chichester High Schools Sixth Form

Course description

Creative writing is a distinct discipline in Higher Education.

It encourages the development of skills that are essential for further study and a range of professional careers. This A level enables aspiring writers to start on the path to professional practice and is suitable both for those who wish to study English related courses at university, and who may also be taking A level English Literature, and those who may be studying Science,Maths or Humanities courses and wish to improve their creative, critical thinking and communication skills.

Course content

AS Year:

Unit 1: Writing on Demand

Unit 2: Exploring Creative Writing

A2 YEAR: This year consists of two units from reading to writing and exploring creative writing.

Unit 3: From Reading toWriting

Unit 4: Exploring CreativeWriting


Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at grade C or above with a grade B in English Language


AS YEAR: - Students will:

1. Produce a coursework portfolio of creative pieces from two different genres and a reflective commentary.

2. Learn how to write in response to practical writing scenarios. This is assessed through an examination.


A2 YEAR - Students will:

1. Produce a writing portfolio of 4,000 words and a reflective commentary of 2,000 words.

2. Complete an examination consisting of 2 pieces of writing in response to stimulus material.


Future opportunities


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Chichester High Schools Sixth Form directly.

Last updated date: 06 May 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 Years