Home Learning – Knowledge Organisers

At Giles Academy we feel it is important to set about making excellent progress in your child’s learning by reinforcing crucial information beyond the classroom. Research indicates that the most effective homework for younger students is carefully organised and monitored. To help structure this important aspect of their learning they are issued with a Knowledge Organiser. The purpose of this is to set well-structured and challenging homework that strengthens their understanding of key information, concepts and subject specific terminology directly related to the syllabuses that inform their continuous assessments and GCSE examinations. They are assessed by a variety of in-class or on-line quizzes and handing work in.

Below the home learning timetable outlines what subjects they should complete and on which night. Support your son/daughter in carrying out their homework tasks efficiently. Furthermore, each subject teacher will generally instruct during lessons the work that should be studied and self-tested when completing their homework. Instructions and How to self-test guide can be found below.

As well as this, there is a reading log which allows you to record the reading your child is completing at home –the most consistent and voracious readers during the course of the year will be rewarded.

Knowledge Organisers Home Learning booklets for the full term can be found below.

Instructions for using your Knowledge Organiser

How to Self-Test


Home Learning Timetable

Year 8 Knowledge Organiser – Autumn 2/Spring 1