Future Journalists

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Course Introduction

Simon Anten
Future Journalists
You will follow a Journalism training course with a practising journalist and complete a number of assignments including writing articles both for the college’s online newspaper and website. Visits to Media City UK, newspaper production companies and local universities will enable you to develop your journalism skills. You will also participate in national journalism competitions.

Who should follow the programme?

To access this elective, you should be studying either Media Studies or English, but other course combinations are possible.

What activities can you expect to experience?

  • Journalism training course with a practising journalist including: journalistic style and writing to a deadline
  • Writing stories for the college newsletter
  • Writing stories for the college website
  • Visiting speakers including; journalists, former SJR students currently on Journalism degree courses and university admissions personnel
  • Participation in national journalism competitions

What about trips and visits?

  •  Media City UK visit
  • Newspaper production visit
  • University

You will develop the following employability skills:

  • Communication
  • Research/investigation
  • Teamwork
  • Perseverance
  • Organisation
  • Working to deadlines
  • Ability to write in a clear, informative and engaging way

What will this elective lead to after SJR?

Students have progressed from SJR onto a range of related courses at university, including: Journalism, Multimedia Journalism, Sports Journalism, Investigative Journalism, Broadcast Journalism. The skills developed on the course are highly transferable and will be of use in a wide variety of other careers.

Nurturing rising talent

Our Elective Programme is designed to help you develop your gifts and interests as part of an enhanced level 3 programme. We will help you realise your potential by nurturing your talent and preparing you for study at the most prestigious universities or for progression to competitive higher-level apprenticeships. Your options range from our Honours Programme, which might include following a fourth A level, to specialist Futures Programmes that will support your career goals.

Competitive sport

The college has a number of teams that play as part of the Association of College’s league and are very competitive each year. We play games on a Wednesday afternoon, so this will make up part of your time-table.

There will be trials for male and female football, male and female rugby league and netball on Wednesday 9th September at 1.30pm, meet at the Sports Hall. Following trials will be a pizza and soft drink meeting in the Sports Hall to give you more information on the season. Hockey and Basketball will follow during the first week. Details will be emailed.

  • Male Football
  • Female Football
  • Male Rugby League
  • Female Rugby League
  • Netball
  • Basketball
  • Hockey