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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- Oct 17
Year 8 have been examining life in the trenches in history this half term. Check out this detailed model that a student completed for homework 👍 https://t.co/KZGsmHSzL6
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- Oct 17
Last night the cast of this year's school production went to the west end version of Fame. They left the theatre feeling inspired and excited about their upcoming performance of FAME. Tickets will be available next half term. #december2020 #famejr #performingarts https://t.co/147ZVBm4KF
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- Oct 16
Message for ALL students: get those spooky story entries in by tomorrow. Awards will be given for the best story on Friday Lunchtime 👻✍️ https://t.co/TFWTUW6RoY
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- Oct 16
Yesterday some Y10 pupils attended a talk about careers in Architecture. This talk gave pupils an idea of what this career entails and how to apply to Architectural courses #alwayslearning #careers https://t.co/2xIkShDd6J
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- Oct 15
Go Year 7! 👏🌟 #attendancematters https://t.co/wT927Vtm8S
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- Oct 14
Calling all year 7&8 artists. Join us for Art Club this afternoon at 3pm 🎨 https://t.co/FFFlRbwLBw
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- Oct 14
Monday Motivation! Good luck to all our Year 11s for their first week of mock exams #alwayslearning https://t.co/x5Pz9j90Pi
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- Oct 12
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- Oct 10
It was lovely to meet everyone that joined us for Open Evening tonight. Don’t forget to book your tours for next week if you want to see us in action on a school day! https://t.co/jSqitSPStn
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- Oct 9
Today Year 11 Geographers have been looking at the impact of the regeneration project in East Village, Olympic Park. 🌱🌎✅ https://t.co/ciHvvB2Iqx
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- Oct 9
The school leaders are looking forward to welcoming prospective students & parents at Open Evening tomorrow. Talks at 6pm, 7pm and 8pm the the main hall. https://t.co/vq3phjX7xn
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- Oct 8
Congratulations to Lily May in Year 8 for conducting some of her own research in science. These pictures are just a snippet of all the extra hard work students are doing outside the classroom #alwayslearning #determination https://t.co/WWb6YjRPt7
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