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Co-Curricular Activities (Tuesday & Wednesday)
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Knowledge Organisers are used extensively across subjects to support students’ learning. These will be shared with our learners via Edulink, in teams or distributed in lessons. Your child will have access to these knowledge organisers as part of their learning in the classroom but will also be expected to access these at home and use them as part of their revision. Research suggests that equipping students with the skills to be able to learn, retain and recall knowledge is key to examination success.
The newly reformed GCSEs and BTECs are more rigorous and increasingly challenging. The focus of these exams is the retrieval and application of knowledge to a range of different contexts. This puts increasing pressure on our students to know and retain even more information for longer. Typically, when students leave their revision until a few weeks or even days/hours before the examinations and tests, this presents a problem. Our short-term memory has limited capacity and students find themselves unable to retain the information, so they become stressed and often give up, convincing themselves they are no good at revising or that they “can’t do that subject”. The secret to success is to regularly revisit the knowledge to be learnt (known as ‘spaced retrieval’). This helps transfer knowledge from the short-term memory to the long-term memory. This not only helps to make ‘learning stick’ but it also frees up our short-term memory for day to day learning and experiences. To this end, we frequently use Knowledge Organisers as part of our homework strategy.