Creative Writing brings together two defined talents: the creative instinct for original ideas and the art of fine writing. One is born from the imagination; the other is a technical skill to be learnt and mastered.
Fine writing and its ability to concisely communicate with precise clarity is as valuable to a lawyer, politician or advertising executive as it is to a journalist or playwright. Writing is at the heart of so much of what we do.
Creative Writing lives in a wealth of exciting opportunities at the School, in co-curricular clubs, and inspiring inter-departmental collaborations. There is also an abundance of competitions, where Surbiton girls are enjoying national and international success.
In 2013, for the first time, the School appointed seven Student Laureates from across the School to a one-year mentorship with our Writer in Residence, during which they will represent their own ideas as well as representing the School and its student body.
As Surbiton’s progressive vision for creative development strengthens, we are delighted to introduce the innovative new Creative Writing A-level, that is eagerly anticipated by universities across the country.
Creative Writing is the product of acquired skills as well as inspiration.