Deep Learning

What and Why

Deep learning is our new and innovative approach to learning in KS3.

Our aim is to create a learning identity which is unlike anywhere else. We want to challenge our KS3 students to ‘think hard’ in every lesson, become independent and feel better prepared for the challenges of the new educational landscape.

You can find out more by watching the animation here:

 

How

As a school we are working to amend and adapt lessons so that all students in KS3 become fully immersed in deep learning. We are consistently using higher order thinking skills to encourage students to become confident, inquisitive and resilient. Some examples of the types of skills and questions students have been using in KS3 lessons are shown below:

Skills - These form the basis of all KS3 lessons

APPLY ANALYSE EVALUATE CREATE
Solve Determine Compare Subdivide Conclude Measure Design Produce
Modify Demonstrate Categorise Question Grade Convince Plan Imagine
Relate Teach Select Test Select Decide Invent Solve
Predict Group Rank Devise Justify Recommend Construct Arrange
Develop   Criticise   Debate   Modify  

 

Questions - Students are regularly prompted to ask and answer these questions

APPLY ANALYSE EVALUATE CREATE
How would you change or modify? What conclusions can you draw? Is there a better solution or alternative? Can you create a solution?
What other way could you plan to… What’s the main idea? What changes would you recommend? What would happen if?
What do you think would happen next? Which is the most or least important? What do you think about… How many ways can you…
Can you group by characteristics? What are other possible outcomes? How would you grade this? How would you improve this?
Use examples to explain… Discuss the pros and cons… What is more important? Propose an alternative…

 

Deep Learning Tasks

We would like parents and carers to get involved in deep learning by completing out of school tasks with our students. These are tasks are not homework and do not need to be handed in to anyone. Deep learning tasks can be downloaded via the links below; they are not extensive and quite often require a discussion based around the topic, questions or activity provided. Deep learning tasks will be posted online on a regular basis and parents will receive a text message to inform them of when a new task is available to download.

We hope you can appreciate the potential benefit and positive impact deep learning will have on your child’s progress. If you have any questions or you would like to visit the school and see deep learning in action please contact us.

Downloads

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- Nov 23
The next two weeks mark Sixth Form Taster Week! We look forward to sharing with the Yr11s all the subjects on offer at EEHS and the virtual open evening on Thursday. For more information about joining us, please visit the sixth form page of the website! #eehssixthform https://t.co/x5haBVzapj
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- Nov 20
Big shout out to our Yr 11s for getting to the end of assessment week! 👌👍 https://t.co/EVSgePiUKs
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- Nov 19
We have just built a new Covid attendance dashboard using PowerBI which enables us to track cases and identify possible issues before they develop further. Combined with measures introduced in September, it means we can continue to keep school open to as many students as possible https://t.co/vZrquQ4o8K
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- Nov 19
We are constantly looking for ways to inspire our students to look at different career paths. This year we want to hold a virtual careers fair featuring a variety of sectors. If you, or someone you know, would be willing to get involved please email heaneyn@eehs.surrey.sch.uk https://t.co/wP1v5mIyT1
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- Nov 18
At EEHS with offer a vast range of A Level & Btec subjects, can you guess which subject this diagram is from? Interested in the sixth form? Join us for our virtual open evening next Thursday (more details on the website) https://t.co/Avq0KloSk2
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- Nov 16
Here are some ways to feel more positive this week🌟🌈👍 https://t.co/9sJqEYeQuf
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- Nov 13
More creative visual revision from the Year 12s! 👏 https://t.co/ZfFFQHqoCF
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- Nov 13
Today marks World Kindness Day. What will you do today to make our community a better place? https://t.co/2yuOinUVgN
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- Nov 12
When you ask Yr 12 psychology students to creatively revise the structure of neurons ahead of assessment week & they create this epic visual demonstration. Wow! https://t.co/VbaqfflwAI
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- Nov 9
We’re looking forward to welcoming students and staff back this morning for the second half of the Autumn term. See you all soon! https://t.co/0ErgJoK33O
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- Nov 8
Calling all our sixth formers! Have you downloaded the Young Professionals app yet? #nextsteps #planningahead https://t.co/289h2dOLeR
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- Nov 6
Big shout out to our very own Dulcie (Yr 11) who is part of the Fulham Girls Development squad and was selected as the face of a recent social media post for the club. Go Dulcie! #girlsinsport ⚽️ 🥅 https://t.co/nKRjlD78FI
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