English Language

Curriculum Subject: Creative Writing

Year 12

Exam Board: AQA

What are we learning this term?

You will become familiar with and be able to use the conventions of a range of genres and forms. You will also develop your ability to write analytically about your own work.

 

Autumn Term:

  1. Narrative writing
  2. Gothic fiction
  3. Travel writing
  4. Autobiographical writing
  5. Monologues
  6. Comment/Opinion writing
  7. Narrative poetry

 

Useful Websites:

 

Advice from a writer: http://www.nawe.co.uk/DB/young-writers-news-3/david-mitchell-advice-to-a-young-writer.html

 

Elements of gothic stories: http://www.virtualsalt.com/gothic.htm

 

A breakdown of travel writing magazines: http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2014/apr/10/best-independent-travel-magazines

 

Search monologues by gender, age, play or theme: http://www.backstage.com/monologues

 

Ensure you are regularly reading the news:

www.theguardian.co.uk

www.thetimes.co.uk

www.thetelegraph.co.uk

www.themirror.co.uk

 

Lots of examples of narrative poetry: http://www.poetrysoup.com/poems/narrative

OneNote:

 

Your journal, which you should be updating about three times a week, can be kept on OneNote. A list of possible tasks is on there to give you inspiration if you get stuck on something to write.

 

How will we be assessed?

You will be assessed on each piece you write in your assessment book with each piece allowing you the opportunity to experiment with a different style of writing. You will also give presentations which will assess you analytical writing.

 

What are we learning this term?

This half term, you will continue to study and experiment with different forms and genres as well as completing your two coursework pieces and reflections.

 

Spring Term:

  1. Short narratives
  2. Poetry
  3. Script writing
  4. Online writing
  5. Editorial writing
  6. Journalism

 

Useful Websites:

 

100 short stories: http://americanliterature.com/100-great-short-stories

 

Use www.poetrysoup.com to find examples of poetry from all sorts of genres.

 

Scriptwriting guidelines: http://www.bbc.co.uk/writersroom/writers-lab/scriptwriting-essentials

 

How to write an editorial: http://www.geneseo.edu/~bennett/EdWrite.htm

 

 

Ensure you are regularly reading the news:

www.theguardian.co.uk

www.thetimes.co.uk

www.thetelegraph.co.uk

www.themirror.co.uk

 

OneNote:

Your journal, which you should be updating about three times a week, can be kept on OneNote. A list of possible tasks is on there to give you inspiration if you get stuck on something to write.

 

How will we be assessed?

You will continue to be assessed through assessment pieces completed in your assessment books. You will also be assessed for external moderation on your coursework; you will be assessed continuously on your drafts for these pieces in the lead up to the deadline (last lesson of term).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What are we learning this term?

This term you will refine your ability to write in your Journal as well as developing your critical reading of a range of genres.

 

Summer Term:

  1. Critical reading of a range of fictional and non-fiction prose, poetry and scripts.
  2. Journal writing – continuing to hone your ability to write in your favoured genres.

 

Useful Websites:

 

How to write a reflective journal: http://infed.org/mobi/writing-and-keeping-journals-a-guide-for-educators-and-social-practitioners/

 

Inspiration for creative journal writing: http://www.creative-writing-now.com/writing-journal.html

 

What is critical reading? http://www.criticalreading.com/critical_reading.htm

 

Ensure you are regularly reading the news:

www.theguardian.co.uk

www.thetimes.co.uk

www.thetelegraph.co.uk

www.themirror.co.uk

 

OneNote:

Your journal, which you should be updating about three times a week, can be kept on OneNote. A list of possible tasks is on there to give you inspiration if you get stuck on something to write.

 

How will we be assessed?

You will be assessed weekly on either critical reading responses or journal entries.