During this course you will study: 

  • Journalist reporting. 
  • Digital media skills in video, audio, print, publishing, and web. 
  • Digital magazine production include genre, codes and conventions, content, layout and platforms. 
  • Interviewing techniques including journalistic context, questioning, styling and structure.
  • Writting copy, exploring text from a range of media sectors, looking at style, content and delivery. 
  • How to gather information from primary and secondary sources, target audience and planning content.
  • Page layout design for digital media exploring common principles of layout design, differences between printed and digital layout outcomes. Working with text, images/ graphics, and colour.
  • How to respond to a brief.


The skills you will learn from this course will enable you to: Pursue a career in print journalism, broadcast journalism, as a press officer, in public relations, marketing or publishing. Progress on to employment or a relevant university degree.


The course is 67% coursework, this means that you are set assignments throughout the year. The remaining 33% of the course is a synoptic external assessment where a single task is set, which you have 20 hours of supervised college time to complete.

Entry Requirements

Students will need three Grade 5s and three Grade 4s including a Grade 5 in GCSE (or equivalent) English. They should also have a broad range of GCSEs 9-4 (A*-C), including good grades in relevant subjects.


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Visual Arts (Journalism) Sub Diploma Level 3 (Year 1 of 2)Pendleton Sixth Form College03/09/202424/25
Visual Arts (Journalism) Sub Diploma Level 3 (Year 1 of 2)Pendleton Sixth Form College05/09/202323/24

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