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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.

Enrichment Opportunities

At Barton Court, Sixth Form is not just about achieving academic excellence within an environment of strong pastoral support. We also want our students to have experiences beyond the curriculum that will enrich their lives. To this end, there is a broad and varied range of enrichment opportunities to our students.

The University Centred Learning Programme (UCLP)

At Barton Court Grammar School we have developed links with local Universities to provide students with opportunities we cannot access as a school alone, whilst also helping to bridge the gap between Sixth Form and Higher Education.

Over the past year we have developed links with Christ Church University and Kent University which has given students the opportunity to attend lectures and seminars, work with undergraduate and postgraduate students, and use top class facilities.

Below are some of the UCLP activities which took place last year:

  • Philosophy students have attended a conference which related to their A level studies, university courses and activities with the lower school iThink club.
  • History students have visited CCCU Library and had Lecturers from the University of Kent visit the school to run post mock workshops.
  • Sports students have made three visits to CCCU Sports Science Lab to learn about Sport Psychology, Coping Strategies, Nutrition, and Fitness Testing
  • Students studying English had lecturers from the University of Kent visit in school and they also spent a day at the University for a day of bespoke study.
  • Science students attended Micro Biology clubs at the University of Kent
  • Mathematics students spent two separate days at the University of Kent learning about degree courses and career opportunities.
  • Art and DT students visited the VA College in London and Art students also went to the Jarman Building at Kent for an exhibition.
  • Language students have been delivering some lessons to local primary classes
  • Geography students have been to Queen Mary University in London where they spent the day with Lecturers learning about urban fieldwork techniques.
  • Politics students will be spending a day at the Kent School of Journalism.

Enrichment Week and Enrichment Days

Across the school year there are a number of Enrichment Days on offer for students. During these days students take part in a range of enriching opportunities and also take part in workshops to help develop lifelong skills.

Enrichment days have included:

  • An expert from a recruitment company talking to students about personal statements and CVs
  • Talks and visits from Kent Police and Fire to talk about safe driving
  • Visits from the army to delivery teamwork days

During Enrichment Week Year 12 students have the opportunity to undertake a week’s work experience. This is a vital opportunity for students to develop links with employers and contacts whilst the experience they obtain may be invaluable for their future career path.

Students are also encouraged to undertake enrichment opportunities beyond the school curriculum and flexibility is offered to allow students the time to participate in these activities. Over the past year a number of our students have undertaken placements in Kent Hospital’s as part of the MedStart Programme, one of our students has spent a week on board the Silurian Research Vessel in Scotland with the Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust on their Teen Research Survey, and a number of students have taken part in the Cambridge Univerasity Shadowing scheme.

Trips and Visits

A range of trips and visits are run by individual departments and the Sixth Form Team for our students. This has included:

  • Trips to the theatre, both local and in London to see plays, musicals, pantomime and ballet
  • Classical music concerts to cover a range of different styles
  • A trip to the Christmas Olympia Horse Show
  • University day trips

During Student Voice meetings, students will be consulted to ascertain what trips they will be interested in taking part in in so that these opportunities can continue to grow.