I am currently in high school, once I finish my high school and college education I hope to study Journalism in University. I went into my GCSE's with no definite decision on what I wanted to do when I left school, but have realized now that writing an journalism is something that really grabs my attention and gives me a lot of determination to get the best grades I can get. When I chose my subjects, there was no real plan behind them and so I just chose to take what I felt I would enjoy (music, photography, business.) I looked up which subjects would most suite journalism, and read that History and English Lit are good subjects for it. I plan on taking English Lit as an A-level already, but wanted to know if it would be possible to take History as an A-Level if I do not have it as a GCSE. Would the work require previous knowledge from GCSE, or would I be able to complete it without coursework done in GCSE?
- Thread Starter
- 05-06-2016 23:02
- 06-06-2016 03:07
I'm pretty sure you'd need GCSE history to do A level history, because you're going to need prior knowledge. But, all is not lost!
I also intend to study journalism, and I do English, Religious Studies, Art and French. I'm in AS year, so I've been to a few uni open days, and Cardiff, the best university for journalism in the UK (according to The Guardian) told me that the fact I hadn't taken History or Media or Sociology or anything like that wasn't a problem at all...unless the university you plan on going to has subject specific entry requirements, you're fine without history.
You've got to remember that journalism is a very varied career, there are so many different types of journalism. So anything goes really. Hope this helps