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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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Join us on 3 Feb 5pm-7pm for another chance to see our school & talk about the post-16 courses being offered in Sept


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


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Heading to an open day? Check out our top tips before you go!


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


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


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


We raised over £1k, TWICE last year’s total, with Rag Week activities & proceeds to BCGS charities - great fun!


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


Well done to Liberty in Y11 whose design has been chosen for our Christmas Card this year #design#artwork


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

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

Physical Education is taught via A Level, the new 2016 specification has seen a shift towards the theoretical aspects of physical education, with an increasingly scientific content. This will provide an improved transition from study at KS5 to sport science at undergraduate level.

A Level

Course content:

Component one: Scientific Principles of Physical Education

Topic 1: Applied anatomy and physiology

Topic 2: Exercise physiology and applied movement analysis


Assessment - 2 hour 30 minutes examination, 140 marks, 40% of qualification


Component two: Psychological and Social Principles of Physical Education

Topic 1: Skill acquisition

Topic 4: Sport psychology

Topic 5: Sport and society


Assessment – 2 hour examination, 100 marks, 30% of qualification


Component three: Practical Performance

Assessment in one sport as a player/ coach – 40 marks, 15% of qualification

Assessment – internally assessed coursework, externally moderated


Component four: Performance Analysis and Performance Development Programme

Carrying out a detailed performance analysis and planning and performing a subsequent development plan.


Assessment – 40 marks, 15% of qualification

Assessment – internally assessed coursework, externally moderated

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.