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Creative Writing A Level now accredited
Tue 8 Jan 2013
We're delighted to report that the AQA A Level has been accredited by Ofqual for first teaching in September 2013.
Developed in close consultation with NAWE, and with higher education, A-level and GCSE teachers, the new specification will:
  • provide opportunities to study creative writing as a discipline in its own right, distinct from English studies
  • complement but not overlap English Literature and/or Language study
  • allow aspiring writers to trace a route through school or college on to higher education and into professional practice
  • appeal to a wide range of students, including those studying other disciplines such as science or humanities
The draft specification is available and specimen materials will be available shortly.

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Fri 5 Apr 2013
As the new Chair of NAWE and a former secondary school English teacher, I feel very pleased to be involved in the start-up of the new A level Creative Writing course. I hope a great many schools manage to get their students going on the course from September 2013. I know NAWE will do everything it can to help teachers who are new to Creative Writing. Jane Bluett and I will be running a workshop for teachers of Creative Writing at the NATE conference at the end of June 2013.
Posted by: Liz Cashdan
Topic: Creative Writing A Level now accredited
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