Discovery College

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Discover the exciting world of Secondary Education, prepare for the start of your GCSEs and learn all about the world and life ahead of you.

Our aim in Discovery College is a very simple one, to ensure that all our students have the very best opportunity to excel and realise their potential in a rigorous but very supportive learning environment.  

Over a number of years the curriculum that we offer at Homewood School has been nationally recognised for its breadth of opportunity and innovation, Discovery College is central to this. In collaboration with the Innovation Unit, the Discovery College is a design for learning that connects deep subject content with real world problem solving. This framework enables all students to create extraordinary work that matters in and beyond the classroom. The focus on extraordinary work, whilst prepares students for GCSE study creates the habits of work and learning equipping them to succeed in further education and the world beyond.

The use of ICT is central to our curriculum, including the development of our Chromebook strategy to support learning in the classroom and preparation and enrichment activities that can be completed at home.

Supporting students, parents/carers and Year 6 teachers with the student transition to Homewood School and Sixth Form Centre.

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Grammar Plus Stream

The Homewood School Grammar Plus Stream has many advantages over traditional grammar schools.

Overseen by the Head of Discovery College, the Co-ordinator of the Grammar Plus stream monitors the curriculum provision, working with Skinners Grammar School to ensure the experience for students is of the highest possible standard.

Discovery College & Teenage Cancer Trust

The charity that Discovery College has chosen to support this year is the Teenage Cancer Trust. Students will be involved in many fundraising events over the academic year to raise money for this worthy cause.

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Video Resources

Bedrock Vocabulary

Bedrock Vocabulary is a program designed by teachers and used throughout Year 7, 8 and 9 to improve student literacy.

Here’s a guide a to help students logon and get started with Bedrock Vocabulary.

Google Workspace

Google Workspace is used heavily within Discovery College and throughout a child’s school life at Homewood.

In this video we will show you how to log in, access your emails, file storage and create documents and slideshows and more!

Google Classroom

Google Classroom is used in all lessons as a way to get and submit work to teachers.

In this video we will show you how to access and use Google Classroom, including seeing your to-do list, viewing all your classes, seeing homework, speaking with your teachers and much more!