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 Miss C Asdell.

asdellc@eehs.surrey.sch.uk

 

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- Jun 17
Today the year 9 dancers rehearsed on stage at the Epsom Playhouse. Good luck to all of the performers taking part in the dance festival this week. https://t.co/DCjwOF5KY9
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- Jun 16
Well done to Grace Lewis who competed at the Surrey Youth Games. She played for the Netball team and scored lots of goals representing Epsom and Ewell Borough. Overall their team came 2nd out of 12 other teams. https://t.co/FLusRfdPRs
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Surrey WP & Outreach @SurreyOutreach - Jun 14
Year 7 pupils from @EpsomEwellHigh learnt about the spread of bacteria today with our Bioscience ambassadors. They swabbed areas of their classroom and we’ll see what grows in our labs over the weekend 😬🧫 #outreachworks #biosciences #stem https://t.co/wpGJypDoSQ
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- Jun 14
@SurreyOutreach Thanks @SurreyOutreach. They loved it.
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- Jun 14
@Madonna @madonna Huge congratulations to Lili-Azam Naderali in year 8 who recorded 2 songs on Madonna’s latest album, featuring as a member of the backing choir. What a huge achievement and she even got to meet her in person too! #madonna #madamex #performingarts #eehs https://t.co/BLfvJR4rNj
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- Jun 14
Y9 computing have been working hard to prepare for their EESAT next week. They have completed several revision lessons and learnt about their learning style to aid home revision. They spent today using Minecraft to create a virtual revision world. https://t.co/r5mzinHOlt
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- Jun 14
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- Jun 13
Students from year 9 dance have been busy rehearsing for Epsom Dance Festival next week. The students have been working incredibly hard and the piece looks amazing! Well done to all involved, and to Miss Urwin for a fantastic piece of choreography. https://t.co/OtSTo1wPxv
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- Jun 13
D of E year 9 route planning is after school on Monday all students must attend in room C8. ​ It is 3:15- 4:30 https://t.co/IAF4Idnc01
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- Jun 10
Year 12 students enjoyed the annual university fair held at Epsom College this afternoon #nextsteps #university #aspirations https://t.co/OyGiT7ln5U
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- Jun 10
Lovely to see some creative revision for year 9 exams going on in the canteen at 8.20 this morning. https://t.co/MLZUQiW1At
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- Jun 10
Today's D of E training is cancelled due to poor weather. The session will run tomorrow 3:15-4:30 so that the food bought doesn't go to waste. https://t.co/hOzT8husU4
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