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29/06/20

Nat School Wk students in KS3/KS4 were set sporting challenges created by the Year 12 Sports class, look on your Yr Grps Teams channels where the challenges have been posted, remember to email scores to Mr White to receive your BCGS reward pts

29/06/20

We are looking for a great part time Psychology Teacher in September - see our website for more details. Pass it on if you know someone please.

20/05/20

Sadly due to the current circumstances our Y5 Taster Day that we had planned to hold on Saturday 27 June will not now happen. We hope to be back with it again next year though.

20/05/20

You can also ring Childline on 0800 1111 if you are a child or young person who is a victim, or are worried about domestic violence in your home.

20/05/20

Support is still available from domestic abuse services in Kent for victims & those worried about loved ones. Visit https://t.co/9F5hZVVI3t for local support services & advice or contact the National Domestic Abuse Helpline on 0808 2000 247 - 24 hrs

19/05/20

Aged between 10-16 and need mental health support? Kooth is . Please visit https://t.co/IfSbmSYdvR to register for our supportive online community where we have lots of guided support courses and resources for you.

18/05/20

If you are concerned about a young person’s mental health & are not sure what extra help is needed you can call the Single Point of Access (SPA) on 0300 1234496. The SPA is there to help you explore the difficulties & find the most appropriate response.

06/03/20

Looking forward to welcoming visitors to our Open Morning today for Y6 Parents and students, 9.15-10.45am

05/03/20

Lots of great activities at BCGS today for Enrichment - Streetwise, Team Building, First Aid, Careers - a full on day packed with interesting topics.

27/02/20

The sun is shining and we are starting up the Bee Keeping Club again. Just waiting for warmer weather and active bees. Honey coming soon! https://t.co/aXms10IuNk

14/02/20

Wishing all our students on the Italian Skiing Trip a fantastic time - be safe! https://t.co/b8Ut9OgC9B

11/02/20

Thank you for our NOS Award. We're proud to be helping to make the internet a safer place for our students. Our staff, parents and students continue to be better informed about how to reduce online risks. . https://t.co/eYCMi7ZzoO

10/02/20

In Safer Internet Week we are looking forward to welcoming parents who have booked onto our Internet Safety Parents Evening tomorrow at 4.30pm.

07/02/20

Retweeted From 🌈The STEM Hub

Another great British Science Week with hands on fun and low cost activities to support teachers during . Informed teachers about and how this can be run within their school https://t.co/7VPmtxkiev

07/02/20

We're looking for a great Assistant Headteacher to join our senior leadership team - if you are interested please see our website for more details. https://t.co/7dOLBBOok4

30/01/20

We've taken delivery of a fantastic brand new mini bus, a Peugeot Boxer Lite. Our old buses were on their last legs so we're excited to be able to transport students to fixtures & trips with confidence. Thanks to all who contributed to the voluntary fund which helped purchase it. https://t.co/sBXPXS2KHT

29/01/20

What a lovely day for Bikeability - students gaining practical experience and confidence on the roads whilst out in the sunshine. https://t.co/SfXWsnFM8X

29/01/20

Retweeted From Canterbury Rotary

Started on your entries yet or thinking🤔of entering? Check out eligibility & other deets here: https://t.co/5nrtW57llE https://t.co/asRdrjYZfj

29/01/20

Don't forget our Sixth Form Open Evening tonight, 6.45pm-9pm. We're looking forward to meeting you. https://t.co/M8r1hl5IVy

28/01/20

We loved welcoming the students from the Chinese school, Belacosta in Sao Paula, Brazil. Shadowing their buddies they made new friends and impressed us with their ability to speak Mandarin, English and Portuguese! https://t.co/Hfc8XXPvoH

24/01/20

Y8 students designed, budgeted and built Lego houses this week to very strict guidelines, calculating dimensions, quantities and planning. Housebuilders of the future perhaps. https://t.co/JFfv6WWADp

22/01/20

Come and see what Sixth Form life is like at Barton Court on Wednesday 29 January - 6.45pm-9.00pm. We're looking forward to meeting you. https://t.co/bJiJqhPUuT

21/01/20

Second in Mathematics (TLR2c) at Barton Court Grammar School https://t.co/KmJhPp7FPy

20/01/20

Retweeted From The Good Grief Trust

This is one of our most popular posts. We hope it helps. Pls share. https://t.co/ras62MWfov

20/01/20

Welcome to 9 students and 2 staff from the Chinese school, Belacosta in Sao Paulo. These talented students speak English, Portuguese and Mandarin! They're here all week getting to know life in an English school.

17/01/20

A reminder that our Sixth Form Open Evening is on Wednesday 29 January 6.45pm-9.00pm. Come and see what Sixth Form is like at Barton Court, great staff, lovely new buildings and brilliant teaching & learning.

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

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.