SUBJECT:
JOURNALISM

EXAMINATION:
GCSE

EXAMINING BOARD:
CCEA

LEVELS/TIERS AVAILABLE:

1 Tier  Grade A* – G

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

GCSE Journalism in the Media and Communications Industry could be your first step towards an exciting and demanding career. Your study will enable you to explore the dynamic and rapidly changing world of journalism, resulting in self-development and improved confidence. Learning about journalism is like working as a journalist.

Assessment is by two pieces of controlled assessment (worth 30% each) and one exam (worth 40%)

Unit 1: The Journalism Industry and Skills for Journalism;
Unit 2: Communication and Print; and
Unit 3: Broadcast Media and Communications.

 

What Skills will you Develop?

  • practise journalistic skills in realistic contexts
  • develop an understanding of the unique approaches required to be a successful journalist
  • understand the moral and ethical issues that arise when working as a journalist
  • understand how a story appears in print, online or on air from the source to the output

 

Career Pathways

  • Journalist
  • Editor
  • Broadcaster
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