Every half-term, the content for each subject is distilled into a knowledge organiser. This provides key content and specific vocabulary for each subject.
Self-quizzing is one of the most effective revision strategies to embed key knowledge. Students are taught how to use the read, cover, write, check revision strategy and question and answer flashcards to test themselves. This encourages students to take ownership of their learning, and to support them in developing good learning habits. Embedding this content is critical for long-term success and effective retrieval from long-term memory.
What does effective self-quizzing look like?
Read, cover, write, check
Students learn key information in their knowledge organisers by reading a small section, covering it up, saying the definitions to themselves, writing out those key terms and definitions in their self-quizzing books, then checking to see if they got them right. They should correct any errors in green pen, then repeat the process. The short video below shows exactly how to carry out self-quizzing: