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Creative Writing 12

Creative Writing 12 Course Overview

Big Ideas

The exploration of text and story deepens our understanding of diverse, complex ideas about identity, others, and the world.

are socially, culturally, geographically, and historically constructed.

Language shapes ideas
and influences others.

Creative writers take risks and persevere.

Creative writers are observant of the world.

Writers write for authentic audiences and real-world purposes.



Creative Writing 12 is a 4-credit elective English course that counts towards the graduation portfolio in British Columbia high schools. Creative Writing 12 focuses on polishing student’s ability to write with expression and ingenuity, develop a writer’s voice and to experiment with a variety of forms: short story, descriptive persuasion, poetry (traditional and contemporary), film scripts (one scene), multi-media texts and two essays. Students will create a final portfolio of their work which can be used as evidence of creative competencies for future programs. Please note that this course requires students to carefully read feedback and editorial comments to improve the second and third drafts of their work.

The focus of this course is creative expression.

Where does this course fit?

  • Prerequisites: Completion of a Grade 11 English Language Arts course
  • Graduation Status:  Grade 12 elective for graduation
  • It is not mandatory. However, students are encouraged to research university and college requirements to see where this course may be used in their academic portfolio. (Note: The mandatory course is English Studies 12).

Course Materials

  • All work must be submitted using Word documents.

Brief Outline



Creative Beginnings

Indigenous perspectives, introductions, poetry

Short Fiction

Discussion posts about favourite short fiction, short story creation, creation of personal poetry collection

Mid-term Exam

Full test-guide provided


Discussion posts about favourite screenplays and creation of a ‘one scene’ script

Technical Writing

Info-graphic, instructive essay, persuasive essay


Twitter, triptych, reflective blog (portfolio)

Final Exam

Full test-guide provided

Assessment Percentage Breakdown

Assessment Type

Percentage of the Course





Midterm exam


Final exam


You have up to a year to complete your course.

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