Crime Writing Course

Lady Lavinia de la Entrails was found lying in her garden, by the rose bushes, dead. She was a strange, greenish colour and her face was twisted in shock. There were no marks on her body at all to show how she had met her dreadful end – except for a small pin-prick on her neck, which appeared to have been made by the thorn of a rose.

- Use your detective skills to solve the crime we have set up for you

- There are three suspects any one of them could have done it

-Write the story, feeding your reader clues as you go along

-Hone your descriptive writing skills and get into your character’s minds

-Show not tell

-Create the Big Reveal at the end of your story!


Do you struggle with the Creative Writing section of the English Language GCSE exam? Do you find planning a challenge? Do you have bundles of ideas but struggle to transfer this to the page? Perhaps you are already a skilful writer but would relish a more creative approach, outside the classroom, to make your writing stand out and really wow the examiner (and yourself!)…

If any of these issues sound familiar, the GCSE Creative Writing Exam Buster course is here to help! The creative writing component of the new GCSE English Language Paper 1 exam is worth 50% of the final grade and it is therefore vital that you develop the skills to write with confidence.

Courses and Venues

We run courses at West Norwood LibraryEffraspace in Brixton, the Neighbourhood Church in Beckenham (Cromwell Road), Manor House library, Streatham LibraryCUFOS in North London and in Hove Library in Brighton.



Streatham Library, Tate Library, 63 Streatham High Rd, London SW16 1PN



Hove Library, 182-186 Church Rd, Hove, Brighton BN3 2EG



West Norwood library, 16 Knight's Hill, West Norwood, London SE27 0HY