Brighton Inkhead

Zoë Bolton biography

Zoë Bolton is an experienced secondary school English teacher specialising in Creative Writing.
In 2009, she completed an MA in Creative Writing at UEA, where she received the Malcolm
Bradbury Memorial Bursary, and worked on a collection of short stories set on the remote island
of Okinoerabu in Japan. Zoë has facilitated creative writing workshops for a wide range of groups
including Inkhead, several schools and the mental health charity, MIND. She has recently moved
to Brighton and is excited about the opportunity to teach creative writing here amongst the sea

Creative Writing section of the English Language GCSE exam

Do you struggle with the Creative Writing section of the English Language GCSE exam? Do you find planning a challenge? Do you have bundles of ideas but struggle to transfer this to the page? Perhaps you are already a skilful writer but would relish a more creative approach, outside the classroom, to make your writing stand out and really wow the examiner (and yourself!)…

If any of these issues sound familiar, the GCSE Creative Writing Exam Buster course is here to help! The creative writing component of the new GCSE English Language Paper 1 exam is worth 50% of the final grade and it is therefore vital that you develop the skills to write with confidence.

Led by Zoë Bolton, a qualified secondary school English teacher with over 5 years classroom experience, this course is designed to take the yawn out of writing and bring some pizazz to the page! Guiding you through a range of planning tips and dynamic approaches to creative writing, you will gain the confidence and expertise to bring your descriptions and stories to life.


GCSE Revision 10am to 1pm £45 for one day.


Well, I am not altogether sure how Zoe did it (am thinking witchcraft or somesuch) but Tom and Arch have had a ball this week and just loved Inkhead. Archie has really struggled with writing and I could almost weep at him coming home so enthused! Not sure whether it's a threat or a promise, but he told Zoe this morning that he'll be back in the summer. Anyway, thank you both for all the hard work. I really appreciate it.