Marking Guide

Marking Guide

Thursday, 13 March 2014

GCSE 10 Homework

Representation -

Find an image of a lifestyle magazine front cover on google. Add the image to your blog and dicuss it in terms of representation of -


Not all of the representations may be evident, so if the representation is obviously not part of your chosen publications audience, do not attempt to cro-bar it in. For example, FHM is unlikely to contain religious representations.

Use evidence in terms of conventions and media language in your discussions. For example the font choice for the cover line on working in the city is in a Serif font, Serif fonts generally connote wealth and class, so the font choice is appropriate to the content of the magazine.

For Thursday 20th March

Thursday, 6 March 2014

Mr Jackson's Class Homework

Answer the following questions relating to your magazine cover...

1.What two conventions have I used & Why?
Conventions are:  Mix of content, Aspiration tone, Direct mode of address & model or celebrity on the front cover.

2.What are the effects of my Layout, Typography, Colour choice and Language Choice

Effect means what does it say to the audience. Essentially you need to talk about the connotations of all of these things.

Layout - Is it symmetrical (ordered and sophisticated) or asymmetrical (chaotic and youthful). What Balance does it have? (refer to your past work on balance)

Typography: Is is serif or sans serif? Does it cover hand writing?

Language: Have you use exlamatives (exclamation marks), alliteration (multiple words with the same letter), imperatives (a command) or a pun (a funny play on words)?

3.What issues of representation have I presented?

Issues are potential problems that can be seen by the representation that you have presented.