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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- Jan 23
Year 5 Meadow Primary School students have made a fantastic start to their Performing Arts sessions. We have been so impressed with their key vocabulary and creativity in all the art forms. We are looking forward to seeing what they produce in the following sessions! https://t.co/5Kc3FSNt4w
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- Jan 23
The Year 13 students enjoyed an inspiring session with Michelle Milner on effective revision strategies ahead of their mock exams in a few weeks. Good luck! https://t.co/zKHSNO6o6J
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- Jan 22
Duke of Edinburgh Meeting Reminder: Tonight @ 6pm https://t.co/lQWVZu1aMS
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- Jan 22
This evening we have a range of revision on offer for Year 11 students with sessions running in Languages, Media and Computing from 3-4pm. Each session allows students to focus on common errors and mistakes made in the exams and to help students master the correct exam technique. https://t.co/08k9ZaiKCB
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- Jan 21
Maths Mondays- this evening we have extra Year 11 revision running up in the maths corridor from 3-4pm. Teachers will be working on exam technique in for the most common algebra, number, shape and data topics. ALL STUDENTS WELCOME’. https://t.co/5AvnBIawMV
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- Jan 19
Thanks to Leanne Richards (2018 sixth form leaver) who came back in to give a talk on her degree apprenticeship to the current sixth form! https://t.co/craMPorNg2
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- Jan 19
There are a range of Performing Arts clubs on offer at lunchtimes, including spaces open for GCSE and A Level rehearsals. Everyone is welcome! https://t.co/7LXoNoIHTb
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- Jan 19
Chinese New Year Lunch on Tuesday 5th February. https://t.co/W3MbWvUrSq
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- Jan 15
We just wanted to celebrate some excellent work done in Maths recently. It's year 10 rearranging formulae. Well done Raazia Khan! https://t.co/vWE2kCETkl
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- Jan 14
Ditto is a free online safety magazine for schools and parents. Click HERE to download or copy the following link into your web browser: https://t.co/dmKaav4Ifx
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- Jan 11
There has been lots of interest recently in the school’s ambitious new sports/teaching block plans. The floodlit artificial grass pitch could be finished as soon as summer 2020. See letter on website by following the link. https://t.co/3sL8lhDt9S
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- Jan 10
We have a vacancy for a graduate teaching assistant. See link below for details. https://t.co/BbG8fm89f3 https://t.co/nwKI7cxC0a
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