Short Stories: Writing Creatively for GCSE English Language

Useful for: AQA | Edexcel | OCR | Eduqas

Prepare for the 2015 GCSE specifications with this step-by-step exploration of creative writing.

Student-friendly notes and activities cover 10 key areas of short-story writing including structure, setting, pace and punctuation. Enhanced with useful tips and inspirational quotes – all the tools your students need to write their own creative pieces!

Plan your lessons

Extremely helpful for the busy teacher R Goulds, HoD & Independent Reviewer
  • Ready-made lesson structures with suggested timings – easy to plan into SOWs
  • Cross-referenced to the AOs with clear teaching objectives

Inspire your students

A logical journey through the creative writing process… K Chanter, English Teacher & Independent Reviewer
  • A variety of interesting extract-based activities include sketching, acting and comic strips
  • Differentiated to challenge higher-ability students
  • PLUS end-of-pack practice questions – students can apply new techniques to long-answer tasks

  • Filled with carefully selected extracts to inspire an appreciation of the short-story genre
  • Examples range from modern writers (Margaret Attwood) to the classics (Edgar Allen Poe)