English Language GCSE: Journalism - conducting a good interview

How do journalists conduct great interviews?

Toni and Reneee get advice from national news journalist Kimberly Dadds, before interviewing Bonita Norris, who is one of the youngest people in the UK to have climbed Mount Everest.

They hear top tips for interviewing, such as be confident, do your research and listen to your interviewee.

Labrinth then catches up with them to find out what they've learnt from the experience.

This short film is from the series, Labrinth's Speak Out.

Teacher Notes

This short film could be used to help students build self-confidence in interviewing and interpersonal communication skills.

Students could be encouraged to prepare for and conduct an interview with a classmate.

This could also be useful as careers advice for students interested in a career in journalism.

Curriculum Notes

The topics discussed will support OCR, Edexcel, AQA, WJEC GCSE in England and Wales, CCEA GCSE in Northern Ireland and SQA National 4/5 and Higher in Scotland.