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Congratulations to our Y10 Basketball Team who finished in 3rd place in the Kent Youth Games last week.


Thank you for a great session on Sports Psychology - oh to be this relaxed!


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.


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Brilliant first show of in Canterbury & workshop with the fantastic students thanks for having us!


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therapy escape room challenge careers event, student groups work hard to assess Mr.Davies -great fun!


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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!


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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! 🤩


Tired, muddy legs equals Cross Country runs!


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.


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.


Rag Week this week in school and Einstein House have got off to a flying start with a mega cake sale this morning!


Our new build is looking amazing!


Thank you for a great Samba workshop. Everybody is looking forward to the Canterbury Festival & opening parade on Saturday!


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


We raised nearly £11k for charity last year & welcomed to collect their chqs


We are looking forward to welcoming prospective students and their parents to our first Open Evening tonight, 6pm-8pm.


Looking forward to welcoming prospective students and parents to School tomorrow for the first of our Open Evenings, 6pm-8pm.


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


Today we are mostly eating cake for - £195 raised!


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


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


Well done to our new equestrian team - 2nd in the National Schools NSEA Show Jumping qualifiers for a place in the championships in October!


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And the 7th student roadshow begins . 4 teams, 50 schools, 5 days


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The sun is shining and the steel frame is almost complete


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


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Barton Court Grammar School development continues with steel frame due to arrive next week;


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


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Christmas Concert at Canterbury Cathedral; great turn out and wonderful choir & orchestra. Proud to be invited as VIP guests


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


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


Amazing Y5 Taster Morning with primary school students getting a taste of lessons in an Ofsted "Outstanding" grammar


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


Open mornings for prospective parents & students on Mon 14 Mar & Wed 16 Mar who may be considering a place at BCGS.


Valentine cupcakes purchased anonymously & delivered to staff and students today with £331 raised for our charities!


3 BCGS students won outstanding recognition in the NCS programme raising £700 for charity & volunteering for 60+ hrs


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


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.


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


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


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The Computing Department

Our aim at Barton Court is to bring Computing to the forefront of the curriculum.  Computing has been taught in the Sixth Form for the past five years and has proved very popular with four pupils per year for the last three years leaving to study Computer Science degrees at top UK universities.

In today’s technology-focused world, most of the pupils have already developed excellent ICT skills and are fully competent in the topics covered under the previous ICT curriculum.  Computing offers pupils greater opportunity to be creative and use logical thinking skills that would not apply when teaching the standard ICT curriculum.

Key Stage 3

In years 7 and 8, students are set according to their form group. Each term the students work on a set project focused on a particular area of computing, at the end of each second term, the students are given a summative assessment in the form of a multiple choice test, in years 7 and 8 pupils will be taught the skills required to prepare them for Computing at GCSE level.

Key Stage 4

Students have the choice to choose GCSE Computing as an option, in this GCSE pupils will be taught how to program, including simple games programming, as well as JAVA programming. The examination board is OCR.  Pupils will also learn the theory of computing, which includes computer hardware and software, number systems in computing, advanced database management systems and programming theory.

Key Stage 5

Students entering the Sixth Form can choose to study for A level Computing, this course naturally follows on from the GCSE and builds on the knowledge gained to extend pupils knowledge further. The examination board is OCR.  This course will prepare students for Computer Science at degree level. 


The department is well resourced. The department has three well equipped computer rooms with brand new computers running Windows 7. All computers have Scratch, Java and python programming environments with other software to support the computing courses. The department also makes use of programmable robots, and programmable electrical circuits to build pupils programming skills whilst offering the satisfaction of seeing programs in operation. The department is always looking at new technological advances and bringing in these where they extend students learning experience.

Beyond The Curriculum

The department offers a range of extracurricular activities, including Lego MindStorms club, which involves pupils programming Lego robots to complete set missions, this extends pupils knowledge of programming techniques and requires them to think creatively and logically to solve problems. The department also offers programming clubs in which pupils can take on challenging Java projects to extend their knowledge beyond the curriculum.