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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- Aug 15
We are delighted with the results the students have received today; they have worked incredibly hard and their efforts have really paid off. A special mention must go to Leon Colborne and Flora Chung (pictured) who achieved 3 A* grades. https://t.co/i7fEnUR5IV
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- Aug 3
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- Aug 1
Well done Dan. Dan won the 800 freestyle at British Champs in Glasgow on Saturday. He is now the 16 year old British Champion for the 800 freestyle. https://t.co/bovOUi4tXD
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- Jul 29
Unless you leave your comfort zone you will never know how much you can achieve. https://t.co/PMdtkl09Po
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- Jul 19
A total redesign of our pupil and parent apps have now been completed. Pupils and parents will receive an update to their installed apps from the Google Playstore (Release scheduled for week of 22/7/19)  or Apple Appstore (OUT NOW) in due course. https://t.co/tKqLWAAOYb
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- Jul 18
We'd like to say thanks to parents, students and staff for helping make this a fantastic year. #eehs #simplythebest https://t.co/uisIw9qbnU
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- Jul 18
The Business Enterprise Project ran fantastically this week. Students used their entrepreneurial skills and investment of £5 to raise money for our local mental health charity Love Me Love My Mind. Huge congratulations to Year 9 for raising a total of £73.87. https://t.co/RWmYLJzLyy
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- Jul 15
On Friday some year 12 students attending a ‘how to prepare for university’ conference at @kingcollegelondon by the @brilliantclub https://t.co/csCszaLdpT
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- Jul 14
Office 365 free to all students. All you need is the school email address: https://t.co/VoIQbkBhoV https://t.co/WNGL5Z7B5p
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- Jul 14
Bit of Sunday morning humour for us parents! https://t.co/uiMjiYdvxv
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- Jul 12
Our Hearing Resource Base had an end of term golf trip yesterday which was also a farewell to our two year 11 students. https://t.co/xtUTwCeJbW
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- Jul 12
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