Today, we sat our Reporting NCTJ exam. I think it went alright, but there is quite literally NO way of telling how we did. It’s almost entirely down to luck as to whether we’ll pass or not. It didn’t feel disastrous, so we’ll see how that went in a month, I guess.
We got our results for the year back from uni today. My Linguistic results, plus my extra Architecture module, put me at about 66% for the year – THE most boring result it’s possible to get, surely? I think this year is worth about 30% of the degree, so that, plus my 73% average from last year which is worth just over 10% of the degree, puts me at… a percentage I can’t work out. Maybe 67% so far? I suppose if I REALLY bust a gut next year, a first is still within my reach. Also the fact that Syntax is no longer a compulsory topic will allow me to do a bit better next year. Realistically though, I think I’ll just maintain what I’m doing and aim for a 2:1. I have no need for a first, seeing as I’ll have the NCTJ to take me into what I want to do.
ANYWAY, on Wednesday we have the Media Law and Court Reporting exams. There’s a bit of a disparity in terms of preparedness, insofar as I feel very ready for Law, but horrified at the prospect of Court Reporting. That’s my task for this evening and tomorrow. I know, my life is TOO exciting!
We start Production Journalism on Thursday. Not 100% sure what exactly it is, but I think it’s something to do with subbing (editing). We’ll see. If I get onto Esquire’s work experience placement, I’ll be subbing, so obviously this will be quite a handy module. I forget if I’ve said before, but along with Esquire, I’ve also applied for The Argus (for reporting) and MoneySupermarket (for copywriting) for my work experience. I thought I’d have a bash at different things, just to get a taste of everything.
OK I MUST get learning about the court system now. Wish me luck for Wednesday! (I need it)