The dates for the first examinations in WRITE-2 and WRITE-3 will be as follows: WRITE-2 (2 hours): Monday 13 May, 2019: 13:30 WRITE-3 (3 hours): Wednesday 15 May, 2019: 09:00 Please send Estimates of Entries (EOE) to David Briggs dbriggs@bgs.bristol.sch.uk by Wednesday 10 October.


From April 2018 till September 2018, David Briggs will be on sabbatical.  He will be teaching Creative Writing (Poetry) at Bath Spa University, alongside being Poet in Residence at for the Bristol Poetry Institute at Bristol University. He will also be using the time to develop resources and information for the Apprentice of Fine Arts … Continue reading Sabbatical

UCAS: Recognised Programme

UCAS has now published the Educational Information Profile (EIP) for the AFA in Creative Writing. This means the course is now a Recognised Programme, alongside just two other similar courses: the alternative programmes run by Bedales and Sevenoaks. We recommend that students mention the AFA in their personal statements when applying through UCAS. Admissions Tutors … Continue reading UCAS: Recognised Programme

Longitudinal Study

Lorna Smith at the Bristol University Graduate School of Education is looking to run a longitudinal study of the AFA in Creative Writing as it unfolds in a variety of centres, including Clevedon School and Enfield County High School. The intention is to begin research from October 2017. Please contact WEB if you would like to … Continue reading Longitudinal Study

Participating Centres

Following a training day at Bristol Grammar School on 19 June, 2017, the following British schools will be delivering the AFA in Creative Writing from September 2017: Bristol Grammar School Redmaids' High School Kingswood School, Bath     Marlborough College   Clevedon School   Enfield County School   Badminton School