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Core Knowledge

 

 

Social media accounts used by subject departments in the school can be found on the link below and will be updated regularly.

Social media accounts used within departments

The links below contain the core knowledge, within each subject, which students are required to know in order to increase their chance of success within their studies.

It will be important to work together in order to support students with the learning of this material. Knowing this information will mean that students will be able to apply it in a creative way.

Remembering knowledge is a challenge for everyone. The problem is that being able to remember things in the short term is only useful within a small span of time. However, educational theorists are now assembling research that suggests ways in which we can strengthen long term memory. Some of these strategies are listed below and these should be used when working to learn the core knowledge:

Research has shown that challenging knowledge recall has led to better retention.

  • Recall knowledge repetitively:
    • Switch between subjects regularly and solve a variety of problems rather than spending hours on one subject eg. Don’t just practise algebra for revision, mix up the maths!
    • Imagine that a goal keeper was practising. If you tell them they will be kicked five balls to their left, then five to their right, they will find this very easy and will learn in the short term. If the balls are kicked randomly, they will find it challenging and long term learning will occur.
  • Core knowledge is vital to long term learning. If you know the basics then you can apply it to more challenging problems and this will lead to good retention.
  • Space out your work sessions so that your brain has to apply itself to recall information from previous sessions.
  • Don’t just reread your notes, create summary pages to assimilate the knowledge.

 

We have also created an information booklet which has all the information and presentations from the year 7 parents' information evening.  This is applicable for all years and contains strategies which can be used to support your child's learning. Please click on the link below to open.

KS4 parents' information evening booklet - March 2018

Year 7 parents' information evening booklet Nov 2018

 

Core knowledge - CK

Kew words - KW

 

Maths                     Core Knowledge Sept 2018                                     

                                KS3 Numeracy Support Sept 2018

                                Maths Dictionary Sept 2018

 

English                   Language Devices and their Effects

                                Year 7 English Core Knowledge

                                Year 7 English spelling guide November 2017

                                Year 8 English Core Knowledge

                               

 

Science                  Yr 7 Core Knowledge Booklet

                                Yr 8 core knowledge Sept 2018

                                Yr 9 core knowledge Sept 2018

                                Topic 4  Waves - core questions

                                Topic 5  Light/electromagnetic spectrum questions

                                Topic 6 Radioactivity core questions

                                CB1 Core Questions

                                KS4 - Additional Biology B2 Core Knowledge

                                KS4 - Additional Chemistry C2 - Core Knowledge

                                KS4 - Additional Physics P2 - Core Knowledge

                                Triple Science - B1,2,3

                                Triple Science Chemistry C1,2,3

                                Triple Science Physics P1,2,3                  

                               

Art & Graphics       Year 7 Art & Design Key Words

                                 Year 7 Art & Design Core Knowledge

                                 Year 8 Art & Design Key Words

                                 Year 8 Art & Design Core Knowledge

                                 GCSE Fine Art Key Words

                                 GCSE Fine Art Core Knowledge

                                 GCSE Graphic Communications Key Words

                                 GCSE Graphic Communications Core Knowledge

 

Business Studies  Will be updated shortly

 

Computing             KS3 & KS4 Key Words Sept 2018

 

Drama                     GCSE Glossary of Terms

 

Design & Technology KS3                  

                               DT KS3 CK key words Dec 2018

                               DT KS3 CK quiz Dec 2018

Design & Technology KS4

                               DT KS4 CK revision material Dec 2018

                               DT KS4 CK revision material answers Dec 2018

 

Food Preparation and Nutrition

                                KS3 & 4 key terms Sept 2018

 

French                    Yr 7 unit 1 core knowledge vocab Dec 2018

                                Yr 7 unit 2 core knowledge vocab Dec 2018

                                Yr 7 unit 3 core knowledge vocab Dec 2018

                                Yr 7 unit 4 core knowledge vocab Dec 2018

                                Yr 8 unit 1 core knowledge vocab Dec 2018

                                Yr 8 unit 2 core knowledge vocab Dec 2018

                                Yr 8 unit 3 core knowledge vocab Dec 2018

                                Yr 8 unit 4 core knowledge vocab Dec 2018

                                Yr 9 unit 1 core knowledge vocab Dec 2018

                                KS4 French AQA vocab booklet Dec 2018              

 

Geography             Yr 7 core knowledge questions Sept 2018

                                Yr 8 core knowledge questions Sept 2018

                                Yr 9 core knowledge questions Sept 2018

                                GCSE core knowledge paper 1 Sept 2018

                                GCSE core knowledge paper 2 Sept 2018

 

History                    Key words for each unit Sept 2018

                                KS3 knowledge organisers Sept 2018

                                Substantive concepts in history Sept 2018

                                

 

Music                      Basic Ukulele Chords Dec 2018

                                Chords chart - major and minor Dec 2018

                                Musical terms and definitions Dec 2018

                                Note Values - (extended planner page) Dec 2018

                                Treble and Bass Clef Notes Dec 2018

                                Visual Keyboard (with notes labelled) Dec 2018 

Religious Studies

                              Year 7 Core Knowledge Dec 2018

                               Year 8 Core Knowledge Dec 2018

                               Yr 7 & 8 keywords and definitions Dec 2018

                               Christianity practises CK Dec 2018

                               Christianity beliefs, teaching and practises CK Dec 2018

                               Christianity beliefs, teachings and practises KW Dec 2018

                               Islam belief, teachings and practises CK Dec 2018

                               Islam beliefs, teachings and practises KW Dec 2018

                               Religion and life CK Dec 2018

                               Religion and life KW Dec 2018

                               Religion, peace and conflict CK Dec 2018

                               Religion, peace and conflict KW Dec 2018

                               Religion, crime and punishment CK Dec 2018

                               Religion, crime and punishment KW Dec 2018

                               Religion, human rights and social justice CK Dec 2018

                               Religion, human rights and social justice KW Dec 2018

                               

Physical Education

                                Yr 7 core knowledge Sept 2018

                                Yr 8 core knowledge Sept 2018

                                Yr 9 core knowledge Sept 2018

                                Glossary of Terms - The Theory of Physical Education

                                 GCSE CK pop quiz questions Dec 2018

                                 GCSE CK pop quiz answers Dec 2018

                                 PE acronyms Sept 2018

                             

Textiles                   KS3 Key Words

                                KS4 Key Words