Marking Guide

Marking Guide

Thursday, 3 April 2014

GCSE Y10 Easter Homework

During the week beginning June 23rd, you will be sitting a one hour exam based on Magazine Fron covers. you will be given one hour to answer three questions about an unseen magazine cover.

For your homework could you answer the following questions about the following Magazine cover.

Remember to use key terminology and that you are expected to write an hour's worth of writing!

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. 

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