To Inform – get information out to students about things
going on in the school eg. revision dates, clubs, special
To promote – to others in the community, showing the best
assets of the school to prospective parents planning to send
their students to the school/show parents with children
currently going to the school what they’re getting up to.
Student voice – magazine made by students for students,
about student concerns, relatable topics etc.
Pupils – Student voice to relate to, opportunities in school such as
competitions and information about the school such as educational tips
would sell effectively, as it would appeal to the stereotypical school student.
Teachers – The latest news and information about the school would appeal to
teachers reading a school magazine as it would communicate what's
happening in the school.
Parents – parents can read the magazine to be alerted about information of
what their child is getting involved in within the schools, also tips about
education would appeal to this audience as they can read how to help assist
Governors – People with a higher position in the community can be informed
on what's going on within a school through a school magazine.
From inductive research on magazines I have learnt successful
magazines contain a masthead, headline, lures and cover lines.
These would make a school magazine successful and make people
want to read what’s inside.
A successful school magazine would use semiotics and have the
schools logo/badge on the front cover as the masthead, as a
denotation of which school the magazine is all about, if a school
magazine didn’t state which school it was about, it wouldn’t be
successful in wanting students to read it.
Usual common conventions such as a barcode would not be needed
for a school magazine as they are not sold but given out to the
school community to get information across.
magazines have an image of
a student on the cover to
represent the school.
The best photographical
skill to use is the rule of
thirds. This helps to align
the photo correctly.
The best way is to align the
eyes of the model 1/3 of
the way down the scale, if
not it doesn’t make the
cover as welcoming.
By having the eyes lined up
it makes it like the model is
looking out to the audience
in a welcoming way making
them want to read the
Language used is
informal to relate
to the teenage
Large, visible masthead
Happy faced models
On the front cover
Portray the school
To be a happy, positive
Place to be.
The lure in the form of
a rhetorical question
making the audience
want to find out more
Images relate to genre
Lack of colours
in text used makes it