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
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)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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 in … 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, alongside just three other courses: the programmes run by Bedales, Sevenoaks, and the one run in a partnership between Goldsmith’s College and Colfe’s School, London. . We recommend that students mention the AFA in their personal statements when applying through … 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.