Knowledge Organisers

A 'knowledge rich' curriculum

At Didcot Girls’ School we are committed to delivering a knowledge rich curriculum and helping students develop impactful life-long study skills. We know that regular retrieval practice is the most effective way to ensure that we move information into our long-term memory and that simply re-reading texts is not an valuable way of revising.

To support student learning, each department has created a Knowledge Organiser for every unit of their KS3 courses. These valuable documents summarise the exact facts, dates vocabulary, characters, concepts and definitions that students need to revise and secure to help them be successful.

Alongside the Revision Revolution techniques, documents and vocabulary booklets, these can be used for revision and self-quizzing and will often be used as homework tasks and in review lessons.

We urge students to use these crucial documents to support their learning and develop independence around reviewing their understanding; identifying gaps in their understanding and taking proactive steps to address them. Parents can be a huge support for their daughter too by helping them quiz themselves using the Knowledge Organisers.

Very shortly, we will add a series of invaluable and constructive guidance videos on using the KOs and revision techniques effectively. Watch this space!

Year 7

Art Art KS3
Computer Science Digital Citizenship
  Programming essentials in Scratch Part 1
  Using Media
Dance Choreography
Drama Term 1 Introduction to Drama
  Term 2 Gloom Manor
  Term 3 Mime
  Term 4 Physical Theatre
  Term 5 Narration & Pantomime
  Term 6 Melodrama
English Unit 1 Gothic Fiction
  Unit 2 Wildlife Media
  Unit 3 Natural World
  Unit 4 Expressions of Self
  Unit 5 Great Expectations
Geography Term 1 - Awesome Geographer
  Term 2 - Why Does the UK Look Like it Does?
  Term 3 - How Do Hazards Affect the UK?
  Term 4 - How Are London & Lagos Changing Places?
  Term 5 - How Will Kenya Close the Development Gap?
  Term 6 - How Do I Carry Out a Geographical Enquiry?
History Unit 1 The Normans
  Unit 2 Medieval Life
  Unit 3 The Reformation
  Unit 4 Monarchs Losing Power
  Unit 5 Industrial Revolution
  Unit 6 19th Century Life
Maths Foundation - Term 1
Maths Higher Term 1
MFL French Unit 1
  French Unit 2
  French Unit 3
  Mandarin Unit 1
  Spanish Unit 1
  Spanish Unit 2
Music Find Your Voice
PE PE Year 7
Science Biology - Cells
                 Body Systems
  Chemistry - Particles
                     Acids & Bases
  Physics - Forces


Year 8

Computer Science Computer Systems
  Cyber Security
  Introduction to Python
  Mobile App Development
Dance Choreography
Drama Term 1 - Nicola & Daniel
  Term 2 - Trestle Masks
  Term 3 - Commedia Dell Arte
  Term 4 - Reportage
  Term 5 - The Mystery
  Term 6 - Ernie
English Unit 1 - Art of Storytelling
  Unit 2 - Jaws
  Unit 3 - Twelfth Night
  Unit 4 - Voices & Perspectives Poetry
Geography Term 1 - The Importance of the UK
  Term 2 - How Do Hazards Affect Our Planet?
  Term 3 - My Country Project
  Term 4 - What is the Future for Alaska & the Amazon?
  Term 5 - Is Our World Equal?
  Term 6 - How Do You Investigate a Geographical Problem?
History Unit 1 - Empire
  Unit 2 - Suffragettes
  Unit 4 - Causes of WW2
  Unit 5 - 20th Century Life
  Unit 6 - The Holocaust
Maths Foundation - Term 1
Maths Higher - Term 1
MFL French - Unit 3
  French - Unit 4
  French - Unit 5
  Mandarin Unit 1
  Mandarin Unit 2
  Mandarin Unit 3
  Spanish Unit 3
  Spanish Unit 4
Music Band
  Cover Song
PE Year 8 PE
Science Biology - Food & Digestion
                 Photosynthesis & Respiration
  Chemistry - Periodic Table
                     Reactivity Series
                     The Earth
                     Materials & Environment
  Physics - Electricity & Magnetism
                  Motion & Pressure


Revision Revolution

Vocabulary booklets Years 7-11

Vocabulary booklets can be found on our Oracy page.

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