Knowledge Organisers

What is a knowledge organiser?

1.The key information for a unit of work.

•Key words
•Key equations
•Key dates
•Key characters

2.A starting point for revision.

3.A prompt in lessons.

4.A prompt for home learning.

5.The key to you being in control of what you do and what you don’t know.

How do I use a knowledge organiser?

In lessons...

Unless told otherwise, have your knowledge organiser on the desk, open at the subject you are currently in. This will make it simpler for you to check your understanding of key vocabulary.

If you are struggling with a knowledge question, refer to your knowledge organiser before asking your teacher. This will also develop your research skills.

When planning your written answers in lessons, refer to your knowledge organiser for that subject to ensure you have correct and detailed knowledge.

As revision...


1.Choose one section of your knowledge organiser.
2.Study it carefully. I find that reading it out works to embed it into memory.
3.Cover the section with a paper, or turn the KO over.
4.Write the sentence/information out from memory.
5.Check it against your KO.

Timeline/diagrams: Use the information from your knowledge organiser and transform it into something else. This can be a timeline, storyboard or diagram.

Self-quizzing: Choose a section of the knowledge organiser you want to learn. Create a set of questions to test yourself with. These can be on flashcards, or even Quizlet. Use the sections of your KO to chunk the knowledge together and make it manageable.

Access your Year specific knowledge organisers below