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.

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- Sep 9
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II (1926-2022): Bourne Education Trust is deeply saddened at the passing of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. Our Trust community joins the millions of people around the world in mourning, while giving thanks for the… https://t.co/QUw2RTlAua
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- Aug 25
It has been a pleasure to see so many students celebrating the stellar results that they have achieved, both individually and as a year group. After so much adversity, we are delighted that the class of 2022 have the foundations to take the next steps to future success. https://t.co/uyXI2U1iEn
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Bourne Education Trust @BourneTrust - Aug 18
Huge congratulations to our year 13 students on results day! You should all be incredibly proud of what you have achieved! #brightfutures https://t.co/o0adN4WHvR
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Woodmansterne School & Nursery @Woodmansternesy - Jun 16
Selected Yr 4-6 pupils were using the excellent facilities at @EpsomEwellHigh yesterday to work on speed drills in athletics and taking a base line of time for sprints to improve on, plus fielding/catching drills for our elite cricket stream. #PrimarySport #ActiveKids https://t.co/ft3A14mCWu
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West Ewell Primary School @west_ewell - Jun 16
Y6 were filled with excitement when Mr Cole and Miss Merson from @EpsomEwellHigh visited to launch our Leavers' Art Project. They will mark their legacy at WEPS with an incredibly special installation... we will update you soon! https://t.co/MctJtjlGrO
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West Ewell Primary School @west_ewell - Jun 16
Year 6 enjoyed working on our collaborative art project with @EpsomEwellHigh by learning about different techniques to create texture. Watch this space for updates next week...Thank you Miss Merson, we can't wait to get back into your art studio next week! 🎨 https://t.co/gYb9YGnvT8
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- May 17
We are thrilled to publish the report from our recent Ofsted inspection which took place on the 29th and 30th March 2022. The inspectors were full of praise for the school and commented that “this is no ordinary secondary school”. https://t.co/CPVSKdRyo8 https://t.co/PwnZRSjOB6
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Bourne Education Trust @BourneTrust - May 4
Congratulations to our CEO, Alex Russell who received his OBE today at Windsor Castle! https://t.co/Fs8P1eKJ3h
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Dr Sophie Bankes @BankesSophie - Mar 15
A lovely double bill @EpsomEwellHigh - giving feedback on some excellent @BrilliantClub draft essays to current scholars and celebrating the success of 2020 scholars (at last). Well done to all of you for working so hard - then and now! You are absolute stars 🌟
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- Feb 4
Believe it or not, sitting mock exams are good for you! Well done to the Yr 13s who have finished theirs this week and to our Yr 11s who begin assessments next week. Keep up the hard work 💪 https://t.co/JffOXNiFBD
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- Jan 25
Another spring term, another set of scholars enrolled in the Brilliant Club programme! Good luck to you all! https://t.co/H7LmqPtGLP
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- Dec 10
This Christmas we are collecting donations for our local food bank. Speak to your form tutor if you’re stuck on what to donate and or where to donate your contributions. https://t.co/AikqIY4qvy
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