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A Level Creative

Writing

Creative Writing should not be seen solely as the production of literary texts; so while students could indeed write stories, poems and plays, they might equally produce journalism, creative non-fiction and web content.

This course encourages the developmental stages of creative work in a whole range of written forms and genres, and allows students to explore how writing is crafted in order to express individual visions. It balances the teaching of various aspects of craft with an exploration of how personal preoccupations can be given their own voice and communicated effectively. This process of discovery will inevitably examine and refer to published examples, developing your critical and analytical skills, in order to apply them to your own work.

Throughout our programme students may write in: prose fiction, prose non-fiction, poetry or script; for: page, performance, radio, screen or digital media.

This specification is designed to encourage students to:

• Understand different types of writing

• Express themselves and their ideas

• Develop redrafting and editing skills

• Develop critical and analytical skills.

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. The Assessment Objectives are modelled to some extent on other creative arts at A Level but are also informed by the principles operating within higher education, where rigorous and successful schemes of monitoring individual creative work have been devised.

In this specification the following definitions apply:

• Form: a type of writing: prose fiction, prose non-fiction, poetry or script.

• Genre: a sub-division of one of the types of writing above, usually defined by content or technique: e.g. short story, travel article, sonnet, screenplay.

• Medium: the route through which the writing is received: page, performance, radio, screen or digital media.

For 16-18 year old (daytime) students, this A Level will be one of four A Levels you choose to make up a full time programme of study. You will study for a total of 18 hours per week plus one hour per week tutorial.

Study Programmes for students aged 16-18

At The City of Liverpool College you will undertake a personalised Study Programme, which will help you to achieve your ambitions and career goals.

All of our Study Programmes are designed to help you to develop your skills and widen your college experience.

What you should expect from your Study Programme:

  • A substantial qualification e.g. GCSE, A level or vocational equivalent
  • Meaningful work experience
  • Help to achieve GCSE English and maths at grades A*-C if you do not already have them
  • Practical activities that help your personal development including study skills, enrichment activities, employability training and classes in personal and social skills to get you ready for further education or employment.
  • Support to enable you to progress to the next level of study or employment

English and Maths

English and Maths skills are vital for employment and to secure a place on courses at a higher level, including university.

We have a team of tutors who will work with you to achieve these essential qualifications and enable you to apply these skills in your day to day activities and work.

Since September 2013 any young person who does not achieve their GCSE in English language and mathematics at grade C or above will have to continue their studies at college. Students who have a grade D in either subject must study these subjects at GCSE level.

Study Programmes

Study Programmes for students aged 16-18

At The City of Liverpool College you will undertake a personalised Study Programme, which will help you to achieve your ambitions and career goals.

All of our Study Programmes are designed to help you to develop your skills and widen your college experience.

What you should expect from your Study Programme:

  • A substantial qualification e.g. GCSE, A level or vocational equivalent
  • Meaningful work experience
  • Help to achieve GCSE English and maths at grades A*-C if you do not already have them
  • Practical activities that help your personal development including study skills, enrichment activities, employability training and classes in personal and social skills to get you ready for further education or employment.
  • Support to enable you to progress to the next level of study or employment

English and Maths

English and Maths skills are vital for employment and to secure a place on courses at a higher level, including university.

We have a team of tutors who will work with you to achieve these essential qualifications and enable you to apply these skills in your day to day activities and work.

Since September 2013 any young person who does not achieve their GCSE in English language and mathematics at grade C or above will have to continue their studies at college. Students who have a grade D in either subject must study these subjects at GCSE level.

What the course leads to

Students who want to pursue a career in the creative and cultural industries can start on the path by developing their creative writing skills. They will also learn to develop critical and analytical skills and gain knowledge of the craft of writing.

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Entry Requirements

When the course runs

What's on offer at The City of Liverpool College

What's on offer at The City of Liverpool College

"I have really enjoyed the extra freedom that College allows and the additional support from teachers and learning mentors. This time around I have not been afraid to ask for extra help and I know that my confidence has grown as a result.”

Aida Alamdari succesfully achieved HER A-LEVELS AT CITY 6 WITH GRADES a,a b

Course Location

Clarence Street
L3 5TP

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Disclaimer

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Course bundles are designed for 16 - 18 year olds only.

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