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01/05/19

Our Y5 Taster Morning on Saturday 29 June 2019 is now open for bookings. Primary school pupils in Y5 are eligible to attend for a taster of life at Barton Court. Places are already being booked so don't delay! Details on our website.

05/03/19

Congratulations to our Y10 Basketball Team who finished in 3rd place in the Kent Youth Games last week. https://t.co/6kKwq8sNNh

06/02/19

Thank you for a great session on Sports Psychology - oh to be this relaxed! https://t.co/3L4q5O7Uno

06/02/19

Sorry we've been a little quiet on Twitter lately so just catching up. We will definitely investigate this and can only apologise if our students were involved. Thank you for bringing it to our attention.

06/02/19

Retweeted From Tmesis Theatre

Brilliant first show of in Canterbury & workshop with the fantastic students thanks for having us! https://t.co/8XS6LCw3zf

06/02/19

Retweeted From Sarah Harvey

therapy escape room challenge careers event, student groups work hard to assess Mr.Davies -great fun! https://t.co/yVrFpVwN8S

06/02/19

Retweeted From Jenner

Great to be back at today at their careers fair. Using our top trump job cards to help inspire the students with careers in construction! https://t.co/azeSRUk5wb

06/02/19

Retweeted From Health & Care Engagement Team

had a great 👍🏼 morning for a Focus Day for students thanks to Sue , Sarah , Edith, Jacqueline, Cindy, Elena, Rachel and Michelle. Some fab engagement ladies! 🤩 https://t.co/4ZnesHlRx2

03/12/18

Tired, muddy legs equals Cross Country runs! https://t.co/X9r63bLvqg

18/10/18

BCGS is again celebrating following publication of provisional progress scores for Y11 students in 2018. Provisional scores show we are the 2nd best school in the area for the progress students make from Y7 & the leading co-ed grammar in the local area by a significant margin.

03/10/18

Looking forward to welcoming students and parents to our first Open Evening tomorrow, 4 October. Don't forget to book for the Headteacher's presentation at 7.10pm. 6.10pm is now full. https://t.co/dpBp0fSjc7

14/11/17

Rag Week this week in school and Einstein House have got off to a flying start with a mega cake sale this morning! https://t.co/ESojpNkUTG

12/10/17

Our new build is looking amazing! https://t.co/cORPIpX6aB

12/10/17

Thank you for a great Samba workshop. Everybody is looking forward to the Canterbury Festival & opening parade on Saturday! https://t.co/2zDEpCJOu5

12/10/17

students voted to support you again this year! £4k already raised in just 2 months.

06/10/17

We raised nearly £11k for charity last year & welcomed to collect their chqs https://t.co/D2TmYZ1pGy

05/10/17

We are looking forward to welcoming prospective students and their parents to our first Open Evening tonight, 6pm-8pm. https://t.co/spVNKhZwU6

04/10/17

Looking forward to welcoming prospective students and parents to School tomorrow for the first of our Open Evenings, 6pm-8pm. https://t.co/JOpduqCSfo

02/10/17

Calling on Philip Hammond for urgent action over the severe underfunding of 16-19 education - we need more money!

29/09/17

Today we are mostly eating cake for - £195 raised! https://t.co/WCIxA7nZTZ

29/09/17

Congrats to 13 of our BCGS students shortlisted for the John Downton Art Awards , with work exhibited at County Hall, Maidstone 23 Oct-4 Dec https://t.co/BA9GfHwYUG

14/07/17

Just confirmed that BCGS students and staff have smashed their fund raising target and exceeded £10k for our charities. Amazing work!

21/06/17

Well done to our new equestrian team - 2nd in the National Schools NSEA Show Jumping qualifiers for a place in the championships in October! https://t.co/YDKOL80VxF

20/03/17

Retweeted From Queens' Admissions

And the 7th student roadshow begins . 4 teams, 50 schools, 5 days https://t.co/VP8A5bnQbK

16/03/17

Retweeted From Betteridge & Milsom

The sun is shining and the steel frame is almost complete https://t.co/5ZRUEwoyK7

13/03/17

Looking forward to meeting parents & students who are considering appealing for a Y7 place in September during today's Open Morning 9am-11am

20/02/17

Retweeted From Betteridge & Milsom

Barton Court Grammar School development continues with steel frame due to arrive next week; https://t.co/vCB5rplbBl

01/02/17

Please come along to our Sixth Form Information Evening tonight 5pm-7pm and talk to staff and current students about the courses we offer. https://t.co/gc0J14Q2gN

08/12/16

Retweeted From Betteridge & Milsom

Christmas Concert at Canterbury Cathedral; great turn out and wonderful choir & orchestra. Proud to be invited as VIP guests https://t.co/bU6yONdc1w

08/12/16

Thank you for the kind words. Glad you enjoyed it.

09/11/16

Looking forward to welcoming visitors to our Sixth Form Open Evening tonight, Wednesday 9 November 2016 starting at 6.45pm.

30/06/16

Amazing Y5 Taster Morning with primary school students getting a taste of lessons in an Ofsted "Outstanding" grammar https://t.co/wuqfhabGx5

14/03/16

4 of our students & a teacher have been shortlisted for the Turner Contemporary's Portfolio Art Comp - well done, an amazing achievement!

11/03/16

Open mornings for prospective parents & students on Mon 14 Mar & Wed 16 Mar who may be considering a place at BCGS. https://t.co/sP1T0VV1a6

12/02/16

Valentine cupcakes purchased anonymously & delivered to staff and students today with £331 raised for our charities! https://t.co/X67GNkyUL0

09/02/16

3 BCGS students won outstanding recognition in the NCS programme raising £700 for charity & volunteering for 60+ hrs https://t.co/9Ds5bLWNUh

03/02/16

Don't forget our Sixth Form Information Evening tonight 5pm-7pm come and find out what post-16 courses are on offer https://t.co/qWB11F4kDV

02/02/16

Sixth Form Info Evening Wed 3 Feb, 5pm-7pm. Come along & find out about the subjects that interest you for post-16 study. No need to book.

15/01/16

Smash Up Badminton Club has paid off with our U16 badminton team 2nd in Kent School Games defeating Kent College & Fulston Manor & U14s 3rd

13/01/16

Well done BCGS U14 Girls Basketball team, excellent start to the season with a resounding 48-18 victory against Spires Academy.

Curriculum Intention

“The school provides students with an outstanding curriculum that effectively meets their needs and aspirations”. OFSTED

“Students’ achievement is outstanding”. OFSTED 2014

Our curriculum intention is to prepare students for further education and/or employment with a broadly academic curriculum, which suits the needs of our students. This is done whilst giving the students some autonomy over their studies, allowing them ownership for their learning.

We aim to create well rounded individuals who appreciate right from wrong and understand British values and what these mean in modern day Britain. Through our focus on PSHEE they will be happy, healthy and safe, whilst learning how to be considerate of others, enabling them to become good citizens via SMSC.

Students will leave Barton Court with a clear vision of, and prepared for, their chosen future. They will be equipped with the qualifications, knowledge, skills and morals needed to succeed.

Overview

Our innovative and personalised curriculum is designed to meet the needs of every child offering a wide choice of high quality academic courses, opening up a variety of pathways into further education and the world of work.

During all 3 key stages there is a strong focus on PSHEE and SMSC within our curriculum to support students in being safe and healthy in modern day Britain and have an understanding and consideration of others around them, enabling them to become good citizens; this is done through lessons, the tutor programme, PSHEE sessions, enrichment days and enrichment week.

Barton Court’s status as an Advanced Thinking School means the curriculum is designed and implemented through an educational community in which all members share a common commitment to giving regular careful thought to everything that takes place. This involves both students and staff learning how to think reflectively, critically and creatively, and employing these skills and techniques in the construction of a meaningful curriculum and associated activities. These tools encourage resilience and independence, giving students confidence in their learning. Successful outcomes are reflected in students across a wide range of abilities, demonstrating independent and co-operative learning skills, high levels of achievement and both enjoyment and satisfaction in learning. Embedded within this is a commitment to promoting excellence in literacy and numeracy; so that our students leave us as highly thoughtful practitioners with exceptional literacy and numeracy skills which allow them to showcase their knowledge and understanding.

Our Key Stage 3 curriculum offers a broad and balanced curriculum and is studied over two years. Students study the full range of national curriculum subjects such as Mathematics, English, Science, Languages, Humanities, PE, Technology, the Arts, Computing, Religion, Philosophy & Ethics (RPE) and Careers Education. This provides an excellent foundation for both Key Stage 4 and the Sixth Form. English and Mathematics are taught in ability sets, allowing for stretch of the most able and support where and when it is needed. All other subjects are taught in tutor groups, assisting the students to build good relationships with their peers both academically and pastorally.

At GCSE, all students have the opportunity to study the English Baccalaureate (EBACC). This curriculum recognises that our students are able to pursue a broad range of rigorous academic subjects at GCSE and this is an ideal preparation for Post-16 study and provides all students with a broad range of academic subjects upon which to build any future career options. At KS4 we also give students the opportunity to study a Level 2 BTEC giving them access to specialist work-related learning. All EBACC subjects are set on ability, allowing for stretch of the most able and support where and when it is needed. The curriculum content they study may therefore vary slightly between each set – please see subject curriculum plans for further detail. The 3 year KS4 allows teachers to explore content outside of the exam specification in more detail, giving students an improved grounding in each subject they study and creates inquisitive and eager learners. 

At Post-16, students choose from a wide range of Advanced Level and Level 3 BTEC courses, have the opportunity to study the AQA Extended Project Qualification and the AQA Baccalaureate.

At each stage the balance of time given to each subject is planned taking into account the content and level of transferable skills taught within each subject area. Therefore, in general, core subjects have increased curriculum time.

All curriculum areas cater for disadvantaged students through the implementation of our ‘PP Pledge’ this places initial focus on these learners with the mantra of Pupil Premium F1RST, ensuring they are making excellent progress. The small number of SEN students in our school have personalised support and strategies are implemented in all lessons to meet their individual needs.

Structure

Year 7/8: Mathematics, English, Science, French, Spanish, Geography, History, PE, Design Technology (including Food) Music, Art, Drama, Computing, RPE and Careers Education.

Year 9: English Language, English Literature, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, French or Spanish, History or Geography, Religion, Philosophy and Ethics, Core PE and two of the following: Art, Computer Science, Design Technology, Drama, Food Preparation and Nutrition, Geography, History, French, Spanish, German, Music, Psychology and Physical Education.

Year 10 and 11: At the start of year 10 students are given the opportunity to study a specialist work-related qualification in place of GCSE RPE. They can choose between BTEC Digital Information Technology or BTEC Health and Social Care.

6th Form: Most students study 3 or 4 subjects from the following: A-Level; Art. Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Drama, English Literature, French, Film Studies, Geography, Government and Politics, History, Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Music, Philosophy, Photography, Physics, Product Design, Psychology, Sociology and Spanish. BTEC; Applied Science, Business, Health and Social Care and Sport. They are also given the opportunity to study the AQA Extended Project Qualification.