FICS Knowledge Organiser

A knowledge organiser is a summary of the key facts and essential knowledge that pupils need to develop a greater understanding about a particular topic.

Current educational research shows, that the frequent use of knowledge organisers as a learning tool increases knowledge and improves literacy skills.  Currently there is a whole school target to raise the literacy levels of all our pupils at FICS.  Our knowledge organisers will support this target through the explicit teaching of Tier 3 language across all subject areas.   It will ensure that our students will considerably improve their vocabulary and develop a greater depth of understanding across all subject areas, providing a solid foundation for success at Key stage 4.

Knowledge Organisers support your child in accessing the curriculum and form part of both their in-school learning and homework tasks. Knowing and understanding the content of the knowledge Organisers will enable your child to be successful in their Key Stage 3 learning and help to prepare them for success at Key Stage 4. Every pupil in Key Stage 3 will be issued with their relevant knowledge Organiser and are expected to bring this to school every day.

Pupils will be set a half termly test, by subject area, of the material within the knowledge Organiser. Outcomes from this testing will communicated to parents.

Year Group

Term 1.1

Term 1.2

Term 2.1

Term 2.2

Term 3.1

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10