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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- Aug 4
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- Aug 4
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- Jul 20
Calling all EEHS parents. Check out ‘Parent Zone’ website for extra help with keeping your child occupied this summer holidays. https://t.co/K9mUrZIKLH
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- Jul 19
Nothing is more important than the power of our connection to others. Simon McDermott's dad, Ted, has Alzheimers. He can't recognise members of his own family, but still remembers the words to his favourite songs. "He doesn't know I'm his son, but I am his best mate" https://t.co/v8ne3rkE7T
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- Jul 17
We made it! Well done to ALL our students for their hard work during this period of remote learning. We can’t wait to see you all in September. Have a lovely summer break with your families. 👍 https://t.co/g0J2kFwXyb
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Lisa Crisp @funkysurrey - Jul 16
@EpsomEwellHigh Thank you for all the hard work you have done over this very difficult time. As parents we really do appreciate the effort & dedication you have put in to ensure that teaching continued in whatever way possible. Congrats on your new plan for next year. Thank you.
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- Jul 13
One week to go! Make sure you get your final weekly assignments handed in, you’ve organised your folders/ notes and you attend your live lessons. Summer is just around the corner & you’ll deserve it when it arrives👏👍 https://t.co/QIrYgjAcGH
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- Jul 10
Well done to the Sixth Form students who have been appointed as our school prefects.They are going to be focusing on ways in which we can create a network of support for our students in order that we can can continue to be a cohesive and happy school community moving forward 💫 https://t.co/3os7RWTmIE
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- Jul 8
Don’t forget the deadline for the creative writing competition is THIS Friday! Lots of prizes up for grabs if you need more of an incentive to get writing today! ✍️ 👍 https://t.co/7C3xCwf6Pz
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- Jul 7
We’re looking forward to welcoming prospective sixth form students to our online induction & information talk tomorrow at 2pm. See you there! https://t.co/U1mViYUQXN
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- Jul 3
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- Jul 3
WOW! Charlotte Kearsey in Y7 took part in a walking challenge with 'Race at your pace' - her target was 50 miles but she went on to walk 125 miles! Well done Charlotte! ⭐️🏆 https://t.co/F1yf97HwZs
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