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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.

Art

Curriculum Intentions

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The department provides a learning environment which takes into consideration each student’s needs and abilities, while having high expectations of all. The curriculum is designed to offer challenge, progression, relevance and articulation. Our specific aims are:

  • To develop in our students a confidence in their creative ability.
  • To promote the acquisition of skills in problem-solving, presentation, organisation, self-discipline, critical analysis, communication and technology.
  • To improve students’ visual awareness by developing their observational skills, expressive and investigative drawing abilities.
  • To develop our students’ manual dexterity through structured experimentation with a variety of materials and equipment with due regard for health and safety.
  • To develop in our students an awareness of their cultural heritage and an understanding of the importance of the visual arts and design in todays’ society.
  • To prepare our students for examinations, and advise on subject choice and career paths.
  • To promote and encourage cross-curricular links where possible.
  • To develop a well-trained and motivated staff who pride themselves in delivering an interesting, relevant and cohesive curriculum in an atmosphere of mutual respect for pupils and colleagues.
  • To promote a variety of effective learning and teaching strategies.
  • To monitor students’ progress regularly and accurately to ensure that every pupil is directed to achieve their full potential.

Beyond The Curriculum

The Art Department is committed to offering a variety of extra-curricular art and craft activities to students of all ages and abilities. These after school classes allow our students the opportunity to undertake work that is not normally encountered within normal timetabled lessons.  In the past two years we have offered Christmas crafts, screen print a T shirt, photography and Photoshop sessions, textiles, booster classes and sculpture workshops.  In our extra-curricular clubs and especially with the Gifted and Talented forum, we encourage students to enter competitions in art, design and photography. We recognise that these have a positive effect on interest and motivation.  Our involvement with enrichment days and enrichment week, which takes place during the last week of the summer term, is wholehearted.  It gives the art department the opportunity to offer exciting workshops to smaller groups of students and to take art students on gallery visits.  In the past few years we have offered mural painting, 3D withy construction and stage design, which also involved the painting of the stage sets for the last two school productions. An annual workshop day is organised for our talented students to learn new and exciting skills with visiting practioners.

For the last two years, Year 12 and 13 students have had the benefit of life drawing classes by professional tutors. All students who study art and design at KS4 and in the sixth form are offered the opportunity to visit major museums and collections of art during their period of study. These visits have proved a valuable starting point for observation and contextual studies.

Facilities and Resources

Lessons are taught in two specialist art rooms which have been recently refurbished. Each studio contains computers, two butler sinks, two drying racks, an interactive whiteboard, several plan-chests, paper cutters, plentiful racking for folders and adequate display boarding. Equipment includes two digital projectors, 3 SLR digital cameras, a digital video recorder, studio lighting, a visualiser, drawing tablets, sewing machines, batik pots, screen print equipment, a printing press and easels.

The sixth form study area is located between rooms 21 and 22 and is equally accessible from both.  It houses departmental books and visual resources which are well used by all year groups. In addition, prospectuses for art colleges and universities are displayed here.

There are many areas throughout the school where current artwork can be displayed successfully and these are well used.  These include the gallery located outside the Headteacher’s office, the 6th form suite and the Library. There are also display cases in corridors throughout the school. These areas are an invaluable addition to the art department, encouraging student achievement and stimulating best practise.

We store a collection of objects in the department and it is our intention to add to these with relevant items.  We have a collection of African, Islamic and Egyptian artefacts to aid our teaching of non-western art, in line with our art department development plan. We also have a skeleton, shells and a wide variety of natural forms.