Why Choose This Specification

This linear AFA specification makes Creative Writing available as a recognised programme in the Post-16 curriculum at a level of assessment equivalent to other GCE qualifications.  It is designed to encourage aspiring writers to develop their skills in a way that will prepare them for further study at university level and, potentially, as professional writers within a wide range of fields and industries.  Students who found creative writing to be one of their favoured aspects of English at GCSE level may now continue to study writing as part of their further education.

This course complements GCE courses in English Language and/or English Literature, but is a separate discipline, with its own history, traditions and pedagogical practice, and it can therefore be studied alongside these related disciplines.  But it is also accessible to students pursuing courses in sciences, humanities, or any other combination of subject areas.  The Assessment Objectives are modelled on the AS/A2 qualification in Creative Writing devised by AQA, and on models used to assess achievement in other creative arts at GCE Level, but is also a new, distinctive programme in its own right.