A knowledge organiser (KO) sets out the important, useful and powerful knowledge on a topic on a single page (Kirby, 2015). For students to succeed in a particular area, they must have a foundation of factual knowledge, understand those facts in the context of a conceptual framework and organise knowledge in order to facilitate retrieval and application (Bransford et al., 2000). At WPSFG we use knowledge organisers as a way to enable this, in a much more systematic way than traditional revision guides and textbooks.
At WPSFG the knowledge organiser holds the key information that a pupil needs to learn for a topic during that term. This information is self quizzed by students as homework. Quizzes are completed in class to explicitly test student self quizzing homework.