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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.


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.

The Physical Education Department

Key Stage 3

At key stage 3 students experience a wide range of sports and activities, learning key skills in individual and team sports.  All boys and girls study Gym and Dance and learn how to put together a creative sequence in a disciplined manner.  They study team games and learn how to encourage each other to produce effective performances and they also start to analyse their partner’s performance.  Students are encouraged to develop their talents further via extra-curricular teams who play in both the local leagues and Kent Cup competitions.

Students are assessed across a range of core concepts including their technical ability, knowledge, leadership, fitness, decision making, sporting mind set and character.


Key Stage 4

The Department teaches GCSE Physical Education via the Edexcel Board.

The GCSE in Physical Education combines theoretical and practical aspects of the subject to provide students with an engaging and challenging curriculum. Students will typically complete 2 lessons a fortnight as practical and two as theory lessons. Practical activities vary depending on the strengths of each cohort, but include indoor climbing and athletics for all students.

The 2016 specification has shown a shift towards theoretical aspects, hence our rebranding as Sport Science for all exam groups taking PE. Students are assessed on their theory knowledge on two examinations (60%) and their practical performance (40%).

The course is assessed across four components. Components 1 and 2 are theoretical (60%) and components 3 and 4 are practically based (40%).

Component 1 – Fitness and Body Systems – 1 hour and 45 minutes (36% of qualification)

Component 2 – Health and Performance – 1 hour and 15 minutes (24% of qualification.

Component 3 – Practical Performance – 3 sports marked out of 35 (30% of qualification)

Component 4 – Personal Exercise Plan – 8 week exercise plan (10% of qualification)


Key Stage 5

BTEC Sport Extended Certificate

Introduction to the main areas of study

As part of the course the pupils will study FOUR different sports related units:

Unit 1: Anatomy & Physiology

Unit 2: Fitness Training

Unit 3: Professional Development in the Sports Industry

Unit 5: Application of Fitness Testing

Students will be expected to show a strong interest in sport and the sports industries. Students need to be well organized and have the ability to work independently.

Aims of the course

This course perfectly suits students that have an interest in the sports industry and/or sports science, as well as a motivation to improve their own level of fitness.

As it is worth 1 A-level equivalent, it would be an ideal course for a student who wishes to study Sport Science at university or go on to work in the sport industry.

Examination / Assessment structure 

Unit 1 is worth 1/3 of the course and is assessed in the form of a 1 hour 30 minute external written examination. Unit 2 is also worth 1/3 of the course and is an externally set 2.5 hour task in relation to a pre-released scenario. Unit 3 is worth 1/6 of the course and is comprised of four internally assessed written assignments. Unit 5 is also worth 1/6 of the course and is comprised of three internally assessed written assignments.

BTEC Sport gives you the opportunity to gain a nationally recognised qualification to enter employment in the sports sector or to progress into higher education.

  • Sixth Form
  • College
  • Fitness Instructor
  • Leisure and Sports Manager
  • FE Teaching Professional
  • Secondary Education Teaching Professionals 
  • Physiotherapist
  • Youth and Community Worker
  • Sports Player
  • Sports Coaches, Instructors and Officials
  • Vocational and Industrial Trainers and Instructors
  • Sports and Leisure Assistant


Port Extended Certificate

Beyond the Curriculum

The Department runs many extra-curricular clubs for older and younger students, together with support sessions for all key stages at various times during the year.  The Department runs Inter-House competitions in both the Winter and Summer.  Sports day is a whole school event with Years 7-12 taking part.  Individual students are encouraged to take part in District and County Trials and to represent the District and County in a wide range of sporting activities if their talent demands this.