If you’ve not studied Media Studies before get the GCSE Media Studies revision guide and start reading through it. There are a lot of basic key terms that you will want to catch up on:
For all, You would find it useful to get a copy of this text book, it is a guide to the first year of the course. WE WILL NOT FOLLOW THIS BOOK IN CLASS, but it is an introduction to the course which you would find useful.
These podcast are between 10 and 12 minutes long. They focus on a different media theory per episode. Good to listen to and make notes from.
Use this resource to help you start to think more critically about the ways that films and TV shows are made.
Spend some time on any of the following news sites, comparing the content and trying to work out why the values and stories are different: