*Between the 29th of June and 12th of July first year A Level students will need to undertake work experience
What will I learn?
You will develop your writing skills and explore a range of publications, house styles, values and ethics as well as learning to write for differing audiences and publications. This challenging programme will equip you with the broad range of practical and research skills needed to work in the journalism and media industry. You will focus on practical solutions to working as a journalist in print and online.
You will have a project supervisor who will offer you guidance and feedback, and the topics covered will be entirely of your choosing. Previous projects have included articles on local issues such as the role of charities in the community and reviews of local bands.
Prior to devising your own projects, you will explore a range of units that provide you with a greater awareness of journalism:
- Be aware of professional practice in journalism including industry production standards and ethics in reporting
- Understand the importance of house style
- Be able to write in a style suitable to different readerships
- Ability to review and analyse own creative development and work
What grades will I need?
Five GCSEs at A*-C/9-4 (including a C/5 or above in English)
BTEC Level 2 Qualifications considered in subject related courses.
- Higher Education and degrees
- Marketing and public relations and events management
- Teaching (subject specialism or primary teaching)
- Journalism and media
- Writer (novelist, poet, playwright, screenwriter)