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:



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

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

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.



- May 14
Attention Year 11 students and parents: Reminder that Sunday is the last day to purchase your Year 11 can be found here: The code has been included in the letter we posted home and was also emailed to all Year 11 pupils on Friday
- May 13
This week is Mental Health awareness week and the theme is to connect with nature. What are you doing to take care of yourself? You are important. You matter. Take care of yourself first.
- May 11
Sixth Form Six focus this week: DETERMINATION. We’ve explored why having GRIT is so important. ‘GRIT is the power to success’ Angela Duckworth
- May 10
Well done to our Yr 10s on their D of E weekend in the Surrey hills! What a success it was!
- May 7
Exciting stamp design competition launching on Monday for Year 7 and Year 8... more information to come during form time! Thought for the weekend... who has been your covid hero?
- May 6
Enjoy your live lessons today yr 7,8,9,10 & 12. We can’t wait to have you back in school tomorrow!
- May 5
Download our parent/carer apps using this link. Click on the link and then then the app icon for your device to be taken to the download page.
- May 4
We’re encouraging our students to submit an entry into this writing competition called ‘Unsolved’ that is being run by Young Writers. Students can email to be added to our creative writing group on Teams to find out more!
- May 2
We are pleased to announce the introduction of a new parent app called StudyBugs. Read more about StudyBugs in this letter which also contains instructions on how to download the app.
- May 1
This week the Year 12 Drama class had the opportunity to work with ‘The Paper Birds’ theatre company. The class worked brilliantly and are excited to use their experiences in the creation of their own exam work. 🎭
- Apr 30
Enjoy the weekend EEHS!
- Apr 30
The sixth form prefect deadline is today! Please ensure your application form is completed and emailed in before 3pm ✅👍
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