Hartlepool Sixth Form student Jess Sharkey is building up her journalism portfolio by contributing to Sixth Form student bulletins.
Jess, who studies A-Level English Language, Literature and Sociology, is now making monthly contributions to the student bulletins.
Jess is looking to start her career in journalism now by building up a portfolio of work. Additionally, part of the A-Level English Language course involves producing original and topical pieces of writing; writing for a genuine reading audience will help to boost Jessica’s skills for her final year exams.
Working on the student bulletins will significantly improve Jessica’s journalistic skills and prepare her well in advance when progressing to university study level. Making regular contributions will help to sharpen up her writing tone, buff up her vocabulary and give her the confidence to write in any style, she has recently worked on topics such as writing a live blog on dealing with exam stress to a principled polemic on world politics.
Lucy Goggs, Hartlepool Sixth Form English Language Lecturer said:
“I’m incredibly proud of Jess for putting herself forward for the role; I am looking forward to her next article!”
Jessica Sharkey, A-Level English Language student continued:
“This is a great opportunity to start building my portfolio before I start my career in journalism. I enjoy writing about world issues that don’t always receive the press that they deserve.”
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