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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.

12/01/16

Retweeted From UCAS

Unsure how to write your personal statement? This video has heaps of inspiration... https://t.co/yxvXxUEI1M

05/01/16

Join us on 3 Feb 5pm-7pm for another chance to see our school & talk about the post-16 courses being offered in Sept https://t.co/vRsZy5sDX1

18/12/15

Thank you to all staff, students & parents who have contributed to the Canterbury Food Bank with outstanding generosity

03/12/15

Retweeted From UCAS

Heading to an open day? Check out our top tips before you go! https://t.co/Ia4I5KGA6X https://t.co/AwbSuKbp2F

03/12/15

We raised £122.27 for this year’s Poppy Appeal. Well done staff, students and visitors

27/11/15

We've raised £4757 in just 3 months for our 5 chosen charities + Jeans for Genes Day & the MacMillan Coffee Morning. Amazing work!

27/11/15

Good luck to everyone taking part in the District Cross Country today, especially BCGS students – all 32 of them!

25/11/15

We raised over £1k, TWICE last year’s total, with Rag Week activities & proceeds to BCGS charities - great fun! https://t.co/4HZsS06JaX

The Modern Foreign Languages Department

The Modern Foreign Languages Department offer the following languages. Please follow the links provided for further information on the courses offered.

French

Key Stage 3

All students study French in years 7 and 8, and will study a different topic each term. All schemes of work have been written with the new GCSE specification in mind, and therefore have a focus on the formation of important grammar structures. KS3 Languages at Barton Court Grammar School can be seen as a foundation for KS4 language learning, offering our students a good grounding in key vocabulary and grammar structures, which they can then build upon in KS4.

- The topics covered in year 7 include: myself, family and friends, where I live, free time and hobbies.

- The topics covered in year 8 include: daily routine, past outings, healthy living, school life, technology, and holidays and tourism.

At the end of each module, students are assessed in the four skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Students are also assessed on vocabulary, grammar and translation.

Key Stage 4

GCSE French is a popular option at Key Stage 4 and students start the course in Year 9. We run a 3-year course. The examination board is AQA.

The themes taught are:

  • Myself, family and friends
  • Technology in everyday life
  • Free-time activities
  • Customs and festivals
  • Home, town, neighbourhood & region
  • Social issues
  • Global issues
  • Travel and tourism
  • My studies, life at school & education post 16
  • Jobs, career choices and ambitions

     During the course, students will be assessed on the four skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing, but also in vocabulary, grammar and translation.

    Key Stage 5

    We use the AQA Examination board and we study the following topics:

    1.   Social issues and trends

  • The changing nature of family
  • The ‘cyber-society’
  • The place of voluntary work
  • Positive features of a diverse society
  • Life for the marginalised
  • How criminals are treated

    2.   Political and artistic culture

    • A culture proud of its heritage
    • Contemporary francophone music
    • Cinema: the 7th art
    • Teenagers, the right to vote and political commitment
    • Demonstrations, strikes – who holds the power?
  • Politics and immigration

    3.   Grammar and translation

    4.   Works:

    Literary text: Candide, Voltaire

    Film: L'auberge espagnole

    5.   Individual research project

    Beyond the curriculum

The MFL department offers the Language Leadership Award and the project Lost in Translation:

  • The Language Leadership Award will be providing our students in years 7,8,9,10,11,12 the opportunity to develop leadership skills through languages and language teaching. The programme will enable students to learn and practise the skills involved with leading learning in a classroom, and our Language Leaders will plan and deliver language lessons to local primary and KS3 classes.  Why become a Language Leader? Becoming a Language Leader will reward your language learning, and provide you with the opportunity to use your language skills practically. You will be able to develop a better understanding of how people learn effectively. Becoming a Language Leader will also improve your communication, evaluative and analytical skills, as well as your confidence.

 

  • Lost in translation is a creative project engaging our A level students creatively in the complexities of translation. In preparation for creating a video-based project student explore common elements of language that can be lost when translating from language to another, and how elements are added for clarity. In addition to being an excellent preparation for the translation elements of the A Level examinations, this project offers the students the chance to use the target language in a creative way

 

Facilities

  • All language lessons are taught in the Modern Foreign Languages Block. Every classroom has an interactive whiteboard and audio equipment. The department uses a range of interactive language software including Task Magic, Boardworks and Active Teach. The computer rooms are also available to book where students can work independently using the various language website the department subscribes to.

German

Key Stage 4

GCSE German is offered as an option at KS4 and students start the course in Year 9. It is an intensive course that is becoming increasingly popular at Barton Court Grammar School. All schemes of work have been written with the new GCSE specification in mind, and therefore have a focus on the formation of important grammar structures. Year 9 can be seen as a foundation that offers our students a strong grounding in key vocabulary and grammar structures, which they can then build upon in years 10 and 11. 

The themes taught are:

  • Myself, family and friends
  • Technology in everyday life
  • Free-time activities
  • Customs and festivals
  • Home, town, neighbourhood & region
  • Social issues
  • Global issues
  • Travel and tourism
  • My studies, life at school & education post 16
  • Jobs, career choices and ambitions

     During the course, students will be assessed on the four skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing, but also in vocabulary, grammar and translation.

    Beyond the curriculum

    The German team run an annual residential trip to Berlin during enrichment week in July. We have recently started an exchange with a German school and we keep expanding the department. For the first time this year, we are running a weekend trip to Cologne to visit the Christmas markets.

    Facilities

    A range of standard office software and specialist software to support lesson delivery is used, for example Activeteach. All classrooms have interactive whiteboards.  We have a computer suite available for booking.

Spanish

Key Stage 3

All students study Spanish in years 7 and 8, and will study a different topic each term. All schemes of work have been written with the new GCSE specification in mind, and therefore have a focus on the formation of important grammar structures. KS3 Languages at Barton Court Grammar School can be seen as a foundation for KS4 language learning, offering our students a good grounding in key vocabulary and grammar structures, which they can then build upon in KS4.

- The topics covered in year 7 include: myself, family and friends, where I live, free time and hobbies.

- The topics covered in year 8 include: daily routine, past holidays, shopping, health, school life and technology.

At the end of each module, students are assessed in the four skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Students are also assessed on vocabulary, grammar and translation.

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Key Stage 4

GCSE Spanish is a popular option at Key Stage 4 and students start the course in Year 9. We run a 3 year course. The examination board is AQA.

The themes taught are:

  • Myself, family and friends
  • Technology in everyday life
  • Free-time activities
  • Customs and festivals
  • Home, town, neighbourhood & region
  • Social issues
  • Global issues
  • Travel and tourism
  • My studies, life at school & education post 16
  • Jobs, career choices and ambitions

     During the course, students will be assessed on the four skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing, but also in vocabulary, grammar and translation.

    Key Stage 5

    We use the AQA Examination board and we study the following topics:

    1.   Social issues and trends

  • Modern and traditional values
  • Cyberspace
  • Equal rights
  • Immigration
  • Racism
  • Integration

    2.   Political and artistic culture

  • Modern day idols
  • Spanish regional identity
  • Cultural heritage
  • Today's youth, tomorrow's citizens
  • Monarchies and dictatorships
  • Popular movements

    3.   Grammar

    4.   Works:

  • Literary text: La casa de Bernarda Alba
  • Film: Volver

    5.   Individual research project

    Beyond the curriculum

    The MFL department offers the Language Leadership Award and the project Lost in Translation:

  • The Language Leadership Award will be providing our students in years 7,8,9,10,11,12 the opportunity to develop leadership skills through languages and language teaching. The programme will enable students to learn and practise the skills involved with leading learning in a classroom, and our Language Leaders will plan and deliver language lessons to local primary and KS3 classes.  Why become a Language Leader? Becoming a Language Leader will reward your language learning, and provide you with the opportunity to use your language skills practically. You will be able to develop a better understanding of how people learn effectively. Becoming a Language Leader will also improve your communication, evaluative and analytical skills, as well as your confidence.

 

  • Lost in translation is a creative project engaging our A level students creatively in the complexities of translation. In preparation for creating a video-based project student explore common elements of language that can be lost when translating from language to another, and how elements are added for clarity. In addition to being an excellent preparation for the translation elements of the A Level examinations, this project offers the students the chance to use the target language in a creative way

 

Facilities

  • All language lessons are taught in the Modern Foreign Languages Block. Every classroom has an interactive whiteboard and audio equipment. The department uses a range of interactive language software including Task Magic, Boardworks and Active Teach. The computer rooms are also available to book where students can work independently using the various language website the department subscribes to.