AS School magazine cover and contents page

Design your own Brief
 The element of school that I am going to focus on in my magazine is the gossip and social aspects of life at Wycliffe College. My target audience for my magazine will be aimed at sixth form students between the ages of 16-18, directed at females. The hobbies that they might have importance to them could include horse riding, gymnastics etc. There interests that they have could consist of shopping, music, fashion etc. Their technology use will presumably include facebook, online shopping etc. The fashion that will appeal to them will include Jack Wills, Abercrombie and Fitch, Hollister, Zara, Topshop. 
Articles on;

  • The latest fashion releases from shops they are interested in and this seasons trends.
  • The top 5 places to visit if you’re staying the weekend; Gloucester, Cheltenham, Bristol etc. and what the reasons are that they are in the top 5.
  • New songs that have been released that everyone is listening to at the moment.

The freebie is a voucher that is redeemable in the café, takeaways in stonehouse or the co-op.
The promotion is that in the magazine there is a 10% discount code that can be used online at Abercrombie and Fitch.
The Competition; design one aspect of school apparel and the best design will be produced and sold in the school shop.
Review on the quality of food served to students in the dining room.
A story on how social networking sites are providing strangers with information about ourselves.
An interview with the head, which includes the reason for the schools dress code.

I want the magazine to provide the readers with a moment of relaxation and a chance to unwind after a hard day of school. A source of stress relief and serenity that allows students to take their minds off of A levels and work. The tone will include both aspects of in school life and life out of school; this then will have a casual and light feel to the magazine and its contents. 
The register will be aimed at my target audience of 16-18 year olds, meaning that it will use informal language but with a more sophisticated style.

The location of my cover shoot will be a plain background with not much going on in the background, i.e. against a wall. There will be no props used in the photo-shoot as I am going for a minimal yet strong style. The shot type that will feature on my magazine cover will be a mid-shot.

Magazine names:
The Goss
The Talk of Wycliffe
The Wycliffe Social
Have you heard?
Blab. (I am using this one as my magazine name).


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