June 19, 2018

Peter Farrands, PhD, is the author of IG History 0470 and IG Literature 0486 (in development), both for the Cambridge Curriculum. Dr Farrands has achieved exceptional results in A Level Literature and History examinations over the last five years with no less than 6 students achieving a top ten world result in their disciplines. He is now Head of Academics at the British Academy of Johnnesburg, South Africa. After securing an Honours degree in Literature and Humanities from Middlesex University in the United Kingdom, Peter began teaching Cambridge IGCSE O’ Levels in Zimbabwe in 1984 in one of the new rural government secondary schools.  He returned to the UK in 1987 for the one-year Post-Graduate Teachers Certificate at Westminster College, Oxford. While writing his thesis he headed the new Media Studies department at The Sixth Form College Farnborough.  He was awarded his doctorate from Southampton University (UK) in 1994 while teaching at Molepolole Teachers College in Botswana.  Building on his experiences in Zimbabwe, his PhD thesis focussed on Southern African Literature and Politics.  Since then he has worked for the University of Mobile (USA) at their Central American campus, the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa and as a writer of adult Literature courses for the University of South Africa.  His areas of academic expertise are History and Literature at pre-University Advanced level.  He has published numerous articles and academic courses including studies in seventeenth century Cavalier poetry and nineteenth century Russian Realism.