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:



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

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

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.



- Jul 15
A message from one of our Yr 10s ‘I would like to thank you for giving me the opportunity to sign up and complete today’s work experience. It was really informative and I have learnt a lot from it. I really enjoyed it and am glad that this opportunity came up. Thank you again!’
- Jul 14
Well done to our year 12 drama students on their performance this afternoon, you were all superb! 👏
- Jul 12
Please accept our apologies for the miscommunication regarding accessing the link to the live event. For those that didn't manage to attend here is the recording:
- Jul 12
We’re looking forward to welcoming all year 10 students and their parents to a next steps talk tonight at 6pm. See you there!
- Jul 9
We are so excited to be close to the opening of our state of the art sports facilities in September. This is just stage one of an ambitious three year project which will eventually add a new sports centre and a modern 14 classroom teaching block. #bourneeducationtrust #eehs
- Jul 1
- Jun 29
An excellent summer opportunity. Do check it out!
- Jun 21
Time for another poetry competition. Get involved EEHS! ✍️
UCAS @ucas_online - Jun 19
🚨 UCAS/Discovery week is just around the corner! 🚨 Here’s a taste of what’s in store in our Live Lounge. Don't miss this and much, much more in a week full of inspiration. Book your place now!
- Jun 12
Epsom and Ewell Beat (Surrey Police) @EpsomEwellBeat - Jun 12
Pc 3100 & PCSO Houghton were in Ruxley Lane dealing with a mental health incident when we returned to our Marked Pride Police Car to find a hand written note on the windscreen. 🚔🚔👮‍♂️ The message made our day from two awesome @EpsomEwellHigh wrote wrote it. 🤗
- Jun 7
Reminder- Yr 11 & Yr 13. Please join us virtually this week for your next steps sessions.
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