For over 15 years our award-winning programmes have delivered innovative and inspirational summer schools for our students at St Andrews, Cambridge and Yale universities.
This year we are adding to our services and have taken everything we know about creating engaging educational experiences and put it online.
Two weeks from 2nd July - 16th July
Live classes run to suit a variety of time zones
Course content delivered as a blend of live online classes, workshops and pre-loaded learning materials
Weekly one to one or small group sessions with our expert tutors
A range of additional activities including our University Admissions Workshop
Our online Creative Writing summer school programme is designed to sharpen students’ writing talents and help them to harness the power in their words as a way to express themselves and tell their own story.
Age range and suitability: Ages 14 - 18 Suitable for all levels
Our 2 week, online creative writing programme helps students build their writing skills through a range of projects including short stories, essays and poetry, to help them discover their own creative voice.
Benefits of Creative Writing at ISSOS
Expert tuition from a published writer.
Flexible online delivery combining a range of online resources and tasks to work through in your own time, daily live sessions and dedicated self-study time.
Live, group classes, run twice daily to suit a variety of time zones.
Weekly, one to one session with your academic tutor.
Benefits all areas of schoolwork through improved writing structure.
Regular writing practice and balanced critical evaluation to refine skills.
Builds confidence and communication skills.
Boosts imagination and develops clarity of thought.
Lowers stress and strengthens mental and emotional health.
Additional online activities for students to join in with to get to know their online classmates around the world.
What Students will Learn
In this online creative writing course, students work through a variety of lessons and exercises designed to sharpen their skills as a writer, and as a reader. They will learn about and discuss essential literary elements such as narrative form, voice, and style, and how these work in fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction writing.
The main part of this course is the workshop, in which everyone gets a chance to present their own writing, and give and receive feedback. In this way, students get the opportunity to hone their own craft, within a vibrant writing community. We ask that students starting this course have a piece of writing.
Whether you are an experienced writer, or just starting out, this course provides the opportunity to learn about different writing techniques, and to improve your writing in a supportive, caring environment.
About ISSOS Online
ISSOS Online will offer students over 50 hours of online course content including 20 hours of live classes, one to one sessions with our expert tutors, pre-recorded learning segments, project work and additional activities to help students have fun and learn new skills.
The courses we are offering online have been designed specifically to meet the needs of students who have faced unprecedented academic challenges in the last year.
Just like our in-person programmes, our ISSOS Online tutors are all highly qualified, highly experienced working professionals in their subjects.
If you'd like to know more about ISSOS Online, or our campuses at St Andrews, Cambridge and Yale, please get in touch. We would love to hear from you.