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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 Online

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 Online

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

25/11/15

Our Carol Service at Canterbury Cathedral on 8 Dec will feature the appropriately named Joseph in Y7 singing Once in Royal David’s City

20/11/15

Well done to Liberty in Y11 whose design has been chosen for our Christmas Card this year #design#artwork https://t.co/ar3syc7PaV

19/11/15

Great work – students raised £132.48 for Great Ormond Street Bake it Better Campaign and we all enjoyed cakes!

19/11/15

Rag Week continues with tons of fundraising, soak the teacher, karaoke, bake sales, fancy dress & Stars In Their Eyes.

17/11/15

Great Eco Schools assembly from Y7 students today – remember to switch off lights & computers when not in use to save energy

11/11/15

Don’t forget our Sixth Form Open Evening tonight 7pm-9pm. Come along and see what we can offer in Post-16 courses.

19/10/15

Y5 students enjoyed our first fantastic Gifted & Talented Session with the English Department and came out buzzing! http://t.co/ev0QUT5LAb

19/10/15

We welcomed almost 100 families to our Open Morning today. Please join us at the next one tomorrow & again on Thursday 23 October, 9am-11am.

15/10/15

We're looking forward to some fantastic and innovative ideas of making money with our first ever Dragon's Den Young Enterprise Challenge.

15/10/15

If you missed our last 11+ Open Evening, the next one is Wed 21 October, essential to book for the Headteacher presentation 6.10pm or 7.10pm

14/10/15

Don’t forget Open Mornings are next Monday 19th, Tuesday 20 and Thursday 22nd, 9am-11am.

13/10/15

Retweeted From Kent Young Chef

10 days to go! Are you our next top chef? Enter Kent Young Chef Award 2015 http://t.co/4rHqd4TL4U http://t.co/RNKx8sbYuy

13/10/15

Success for DofE students this weekend both groups passed their Bronze Award Expedition well done all! http://t.co/1TC3dj3lLl

07/10/15

Don't miss our second 11+ Open Evening on Wednesday 21 October, pre-book for the Headteacher’s presentation at either 6.10pm or 7.10pm

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 their first two years:

- The topics covered in year 7 include: myself, family and friends, where I live, routine, town and school.

- The topics covered in year 8 include: hobbies, free time, outings, food and drinks 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

  • Current GCSE (Year 11)

For GCSE French the examination board is AQA. Students complete two controlled assessments in speaking and two in writing during the course, worth 60% of the GCSE. Additionally, students undertake reading and listening exams during the course and complete the final exam in May, which is worth 40% of the GCSE.

  • New GCSE (Years 9 & 10)

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

Current A Level (Year 13)

The grammar covered at AS Level is reinforced to improve accuracy and fluency. Topics include:

  • Environment – pollution, energy and protecting the planet
  • Multi-cultural society – immigration, racism and integration
  • Contemporary social issues – wealth and poverty, law and order, scientific and technological advance.

Additionally, students study a cultural topic chosen by the teacher. This could include a:

  • Region/community
  • Period of 20th century history
  • Novelist/dramatist/poet
  • Director/architect/musician/painter

 

New A Level (Year 12)

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

4.   Works:

Literary text: Candide, Voltaire

Film: L'auberge espagnole

5.   Individual research project

Beyond the curriculum

The department organises regular trips to France. Previous visits have included day trips to Le Touquet and Lille and residential trips to Le Château de Warzy. We are currently investigating the possibility of a future exchange programme where students will have the opportunity to experience French culture first hand and enhance their language skills. We also receive regular visitors from France who participate in our lessons when possible.

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 a 3 year course.  Students sit the exam at the end of Year 11. 

  • Current GCSE (Year 11)

The examination board is AQA and the course consists of 4 units – listening, speaking, reading and writing.  Listening and reading count for 40% of the final grade and are assessed at the end of Year 11.  Speaking and writing are assessed by controlled assessments completed in school over Y10 and Y11 and these count for 60% of the final grade.  The tasks are set by the teacher.

  • New GCSE (Years 9 & 10)

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.

Facilities

A range of standard office software and specialist software to support lesson delivery is used, for example TaskMagic and Activeteach.  We also subscribe to various specialist websites such as Klar.  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:

- The topics covered in year 7 include: myself, family and friends, school, hobbies, home.

- The topics covered in year 8 include: TV and cinema, holidays, food and drinks, clothing and shopping and health.

 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

  • Current GCSE (Year 11)

For GCSE Spanish the examination board is AQA. Students complete two controlled assessments in speaking and two in writing during the course, worth 60% of the GCSE. Additionally, students undertake reading and listening exams during the course and complete the final exam in May, which is worth 40% of the GCSE.

  • New GCSE (Years 9 & 10)

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

Current A Level (Year 13)

The grammar covered at AS Level is reinforced to improve accuracy and fluency. Topics include:

  • Environment – pollution, energy and protecting the planet
  • Multi-cultural society – immigration, racism and integration
  • Contemporary social issues – wealth and poverty, law and order, scientific and technological advance.

Additionally, students study a cultural topic chosen by the teacher. This could include a:

  • Region/community
  • Period of 20th century history
  • Novelist/dramatist/poet
  • Director/architect/musician/painter

 

New A Level (Year 12)

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: Maria llena eres de gracia

5.   Individual research project

Beyond the curriculum

We have a very successful Spanish trip to Santander that has run for several years now during the Enrichment Week in July. We have also been offering for the last 3 years an exchange trip to Madrid. Students stay with families for 6 days. Spanish students arrive in March and we go in the autumn term.

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.