PAPER NATIONS

The second stage of consultation over the Paper Nations Benchmarks for Creative Writing was launched at the NAWE conference in York in November 2018. These are exciting proposals for the teaching of Creative Writing across all stages of education in the UK, and it’s exciting to see that many of the published ideas for recommended … Continue reading PAPER NATIONS

NAWE (National Association of Writers in Education)

On the weekend of 9-11 November, David Briggs attended the annual NAWE conference in York. He presented a paper about the Apprenticeship of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, and found many supportive allies for the AFA project from those teaching Creative Writing in Higher Education. The conference is a superb opportunity to hear about the … Continue reading NAWE (National Association of Writers in Education)

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