TOP NCTJ EXAM RESULTS
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A month after graduating more than half our May 2015 gold-standard students had jobs in journalism.
Of our January 2015 graduates 90% of the gold-standard had jobs, six months after completing the course.
For the year 2013/14 71% of our fast-track students got gold standard, the bottom 20 courses of the 71 in Britain got 0%.
We are small and beautiful
We have small classes of around 20 or fewer, so every student gets individual attention.
We do not make claim to "processing" vast numbers of students through the exams.
I loved the fact it was a small course as we all got a very good amount of attention and liked the fact all the lecturers knew who we were. I never felt too intimidated to ask for help.
You have a better chance of qualifying with us
98% of our students pass all their exams first time around.
The national average for NCTJ newspaper courses is around 83%.
More than 70% of our students achieve A-C grades in all their exams first time around.
The national average for NCTJ newspaper courses is around 35%.
We also have the most number of students completing a course, and entering their exams.
Fast-track is the seventh in the league tables out of 71 courses and University of Sussex is tenth out of 71.
These were easily the best set of portfolios produced on any of the NCTJ courses I have seen. I found the standard high in every respect.
NCTJ exam moderator
Our students win national awards
Henry Holloway won NCTJ Trainee news reporter of the Year 2014-15
Gareth Davies won Young Journalist of the Year 2014-15
Daniel Woolfson won the NCTJ Society of Editors shorthand award 2013-14
Anna McNay won the NCTJ Hold the Front Page production journalism award 2013-14
Ben Leo won Young Journalist of the Year 2013-14
Ros Branagan won the Public Affairs prize of £250 for highest NCTJ PA exam result in the country for 2013.
Scarlett Wrench won NCTJ News Reporter of the Year 2011/12
Melissa Ittoo won the Public Affairs – Local Government prize of £250 for the highest result in the country in 2010
Juliet Conway won the NCTJ Scoop of the Year, 2009
Steven Kelly won the NCTJ Scoop of the Year, 2008
Nicola Corfield won the Public Affairs – Local Government prize of £250 for the highest result in the country for her exam, 2009.
Nicola Newson won the Public Affairs – Central Government prize of £250 for the highest result in the country, 2009.
There is no doubt that without studying at Brighton Journalist Works I would not have even been considered for a national award. Being given the chance to study above the offices of a daily newspaper – and contribute stories to its newsroom – is something that sets BJW apart from the rest.
Ben Leo, Graduate
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