Your mind is split into two parts: the working-memory and the long-term memory. Everybody’s working-memory is limited, and therefore very easily become overwhelmed. Your long-term memory, on the other hand, is effectively limitless.
You can support your working memory by storing key facts and processes in long term memory. These facts and processes can then be retrieved to stop your working memory becoming overloaded.
There is strong scientific evidence from cognitive psychology which shows the benefits of self-quizzing in promoting retrieval strength. This is your ability to quickly recall key facts related to your subject or topic.
Knowledge Organisers are a key way to help you learn. Each knowledge organiser has the key information which needs to be memorised to help you master your subject and be successful in lessons.
To complete Knowledge Organisers successfully, as part of the ASAP homework policy, students should:
- Complete one full page in your homework book every day. Use your knowledge organiser after you have finished to mark and correct your own work.
- Check the schedule below to see which knowledge organiser you should use each day.
- Sign your self-check sheet after you have finished your full page each day.
- Get your self-check sheet signed by your tutor each morning in form time.
Students should take responsibility for ensuring their homework is completed according to TANC.
Video on how to complete Knowledge Organisers.
Below are the links to the Knowledge Organisers.
Knowledge Organisers will be checked every morning in tutorial time by tutors. More details can be found in each KO.
A tutorial video can be seen here on self quizzing.