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 us.

Downloads

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- May 17
We are thrilled to publish the report from our recent Ofsted inspection which took place on the 29th and 30th March 2022. The inspectors were full of praise for the school and commented that “this is no ordinary secondary school”. https://t.co/CPVSKdRyo8 https://t.co/PwnZRSjOB6
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Bourne Education Trust @BourneTrust - May 4
Congratulations to our CEO, Alex Russell who received his OBE today at Windsor Castle! https://t.co/Fs8P1eKJ3h
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Dr Sophie Bankes @BankesSophie - Mar 15
A lovely double bill @EpsomEwellHigh - giving feedback on some excellent @BrilliantClub draft essays to current scholars and celebrating the success of 2020 scholars (at last). Well done to all of you for working so hard - then and now! You are absolute stars 🌟
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- Feb 4
Believe it or not, sitting mock exams are good for you! Well done to the Yr 13s who have finished theirs this week and to our Yr 11s who begin assessments next week. Keep up the hard work 💪 https://t.co/JffOXNiFBD
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- Jan 25
Another spring term, another set of scholars enrolled in the Brilliant Club programme! Good luck to you all! https://t.co/H7LmqPtGLP
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- Dec 10
This Christmas we are collecting donations for our local food bank. Speak to your form tutor if you’re stuck on what to donate and or where to donate your contributions. https://t.co/AikqIY4qvy
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BounceTogether @bouncetogether - Nov 18
@glynschoolepsom @EpsomEwellHigh @BourneTrust @GLFSchools We love seeing schools sharing their successes with other schools. ❤️
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Glyn School @glynschoolepsom - Nov 18
Thankyou so much to Mr Daniels from @EpsomEwellHigh for allowing us to visit to find out more about their award winning student mental wellbeing programme. Truly inspiring. @bouncetogether @BourneTrust @GLFSchools https://t.co/stAVyYt056
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- Nov 16
Check out the future pathway planning for year 10-13 students with our careers advisors, Innervate. https://t.co/ttReH5AntZ
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- Nov 4
We’re excited to meet all prospective sixth form students on Wednesday 10th November. There will be an address from our headteacher and head of sixth form at 6pm in the main school hall and then an opportunity to explore the subjects on offer down in the sixth form centre. https://t.co/BRfSspL4Sr
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- Oct 23
The latest edition of our school wellbeing podcast. This episode focuses on dealing with anxiety. Thanks to Mrs King and the students for putting this together. #EpsomandEwellbeing https://t.co/qw5FCJWgDG
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- Oct 20
Staff & the Sixth Form raised money by dressing in PINK today for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Well done to the prefects who hosted the sixth form social in our new sports atrium! #charity #sixthform #community https://t.co/yU4eU4djcV
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