Creative writing in GCSE and the challenges (Code: C1236)

This interactive course will explore ways to build learners' confidence and resilience around creative writing. It explores strategies for supporting learners to see themselves as writers, equipping them with the skills and knowledge to spark their creativity and imagination (especially when working with GCSE style picture and word prompts) and produce writing which consciously develops theme and narrative perspective.

The course activities give participants the opportunity to try out and evaluate suggestions for creative writing activities for themselves before using them with learners.


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Who is this for?

Teachers of GCSE English

Training aim

To consider the challenges surrounding creative writing for GCSE resit learners and explore approaches to supporting them to generate and compose ideas in the examination.


On this course, you will:

  • explore strategies to build learner confidence and spark ideas for creative writing
  • explore how to support learners to plan and write effectively under exam conditions in response to textual and picture prompts
  • consider how to support learners to approach creative writing with purpose and control, making decisions about theme and points of view/narrative perspectives

By the end of the course, you will be able to devise activities, using picture and word prompts, which give learners opportunities to try out different approaches to generating ideas, developing themes and deciding upon narrative perspective for creative writing.


Two hours

Contact us

If this course is not currently available at a suitable date/location, please register your interest and we will let you know about new events as they are announced.

If you have any questions, please contact:

T: 0800 0 831 830