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Gcse english

  1. 1. GCSE English Language Creative Writing
  2. 2. Overview <ul><li>Creative writing gives you nearly one-sixth of your overall marks in the GCSE English exam, so it's worth being prepared for the tasks and consider how to write 'creatively'. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Creative writing tasks </li></ul><ul><li>Creative writing makes up 15 per cent of your GCSE English marks. You will need to complete two tasks from a choice of three: </li></ul><ul><li>Moving images : writing for or about film or TV programmes. </li></ul><ul><li>Commissions : responding to a set brief, such as a an opinion piece for a newspaper. </li></ul><ul><li>Re-creations : taking a story in one form (like a poem) and rewriting it in another (like an article). </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Each of your two pieces will be around 600 words, so you will write around 1,200 words in total for your creative writing tasks. Each piece is marked out of 30, with marks shared equally between: </li></ul><ul><li>Content  - what you actually say. Is it 'right' and is it interesting? </li></ul><ul><li>Organisation  - how you lay out your writing. Is it 'right' and is it clear? </li></ul><ul><li>Accuracy  - words, spelling and grammar. Are they the 'right' words in the 'right' style? </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Getting it right! </li></ul><ul><li>Creative writing is not just about showing that you are full of brilliant ideas; you also need to  understand the basics of all reading and writing . </li></ul><ul><li>Remember: </li></ul><ul><li>Genre  - what form are you writing (an article, script, poem, letter, story etc)? </li></ul><ul><li>Audience  - who are you writing it for (kids, adults, males, females etc)? </li></ul><ul><li>Purpose  - why are you writing it (to persuade, argue, review etc)? </li></ul><ul><li>Once you can answer these questions, you will be able to work out the fourth key idea: </li></ul><ul><li>Style  - how are you writing (formal, chatty, serious, comic, slang etc)? </li></ul><ul><li>For your creative writing tasks you will need to show you understand each of these four things. Be clear about what you are writing, why you are writing and who you are writing for. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Now I would like you to go to the following links, revise and complete the tasks. Writing for moving images http://www. bbc .co. uk /schools/ gcsebitesize / english / creativewriting /movingimagesrev1. shtml Test http://www. bbc .co. uk /apps/ ifl /schools/ gcsebitesize / english / quizengine ?quiz= creativewriting _ movingimages & templateStyle = english
  7. 7. Now these: Commissioned writing http://www. bbc .co. uk /schools/ gcsebitesize / english / creativewriting /commissionsrev1. shtml Test http://www. bbc .co. uk /apps/ ifl /schools/ gcsebitesize / english / quizengine ?quiz= creativewriting _commissions& templateStyle = english
  8. 8. And Finally These: Recreations of original texts http://www. bbc .co. uk /schools/ gcsebitesize / english / creativewriting /recreationsrev1. shtml Test: http://www. bbc .co. uk /apps/ ifl /schools/ gcsebitesize / english / quizengine ?quiz= creativewriting _recreations& templateStyle = english
  9. 9. You have now completed your first GCSE English Lesson. Please email your scores to Aimie via email

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