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
On Wednesday 31 January, WEB held the first of our Show and Tell sessions at Bristol University School of Education, hosted by Dr Lorna Smith. Teachers from Marlborough College, Badminton School, Red Maids High and Bristol Grammar School met to share ideas for the teaching of poetry, prose fiction, prose non-fiction, and script. It was … Continue reading Our first Show and Tell
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
In the recently published Issue 15 of NATE’s Teaching English, David Briggs reflects on his rewarding experiences with A Level Creative Writing, and the replacement course which he and Andrew Jamison have designed following the DFE’s scrapping of the A Level. https://www.nate.org.uk/magazine-journals/
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
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
Following a presentation by David Briggs to the NATE Post-16 Conference in November 2016, we have six schools signed up to begin delivering the AFA in Creative Writing from September 2017. The six centres include schools from both the maintained and the independent sectors.