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.



- Feb 20
You often hear people say ‘it’s not a sprint, it’s a marathon’ & we couldn’t agree more when it comes to revision. Small chucks of revision often are far more effective than last minute cramming! You’ve got this Yr 11 & Sixth Form 💪💫
- Feb 16
Y9 Geographers completed and presented a project this week on the impact of the 2016 Olympics. Students did a fantastic job analysing and evaluating how the sporting events affects the lives of the people who lived there and the Brazilian the economy 🌍 #broadcurriculum
- Feb 15
Congratulations to Phoebe in Year 10 for securing the gold medal in a gymnastics tumble competition in Waybourne last weekend! Well done Phoebe! 👏🏅
- Feb 12
This Friday (14th) we will be taking part in INTERNATIONAL BOOK GIVING DAY. Join us in the LRC at lunchtime to swap books! 📚💛🙌🏻👍
- Feb 11
For all our Year 11 students who are feeling stressed during this mock period. Keep going, you can only do your best. 💪✨👊
- Feb 6
** FREE TASTER LESSONS** ** GUITAR** Our next free taster lessons will be held MONDAY 24 FEBRUARY so if your child is interested in starting lessons then please get in touch with the Performing Arts department to collect a booking form or email directly
- Feb 6
Save the date (s) please Sixth Form & Year 11 students 💫✨🌟
- Feb 4
The year 8 options process began last week. All year 8 parents should have received the information booklet. All information can now be found on our website: #curriculum #broad #balanced #bespoke
- Feb 2
The Year 7 tower challenge in science was a real success on Friday. As was the charity bake sale held by the JLT. Good work all #lifeskills #charity #alwayslearning
- Jan 31
Our Travel and Tourism sixth form students are currently conducting some research at the National Travel Show in London 📝⚖️ #broadcurriculum #eehssixthform
- Jan 30
EEHS are celebrating Australia Day tomorrow. There will be many fundraising activities including a bake sale and a raffle so remember your spare change. All profits go to support for those who have suffered in the bush fires in Australia 🇦🇺
- Jan 30
Big shout out to the sixth form students who are in the midst of their mock exams. Good to see some psychology students preparing by using the group study board in the sixth form centre 👏👍
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