This residential summer school on UEA campus is for school teachers who write, who would like to write, who teach creative writing or would like to teach creative writing.
It is a joint venture between the Creative Writing programme at UEA and the exam board AQA.
AQA launched its A Level in Creative Writing in 2013, the first in the UK. This summer school was created to help teachers to become confident in their own writing and in the principles of teaching the subject in the classroom.
Launched successfully in August 2013, the summer school is now part of the UEA calendar. It is a non-accredited open course available to all teachers but especially suitable for those teaching Key Stage 3/4/5 English and KS5 Creative Writing. The teacher-participants explore scriptwriting, prose and poetic technique in practical sessions run by UEA creative writing tutors. Workshops on creative writing pedagogy are led by Dr Jeni Smith of UEA’s School of Education and Lifelong Learning, and there is an opportunity to hear from AQA representatives about the A level.
The summer school offers intern opportunities for MA and PHD Creative Writing students from the School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing.
2015’s school will take place from Wednesday 12th August to Friday 14th August. Booking details can be found on the AQA website.