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Late in March, students enjoyed our latest careers fair. Thank you to the local businesses and course providers for coming along to inspire our students. Read about the event at:



Thank you to Abbie from , one of our school charities, for coming in last week to talk to our students about the work they do.We are looking forward to continuing to raise lots of money to support their cause.


We're extremely proud of Toral in Y12 who was selected to play for the first ever U18 female Barbarians squad this weekend. The team was selected to play against Rugby School to celebrate 200 years of rugby union. An amazing experience and an excellent achievement.


There's a real & growing concern re how many young people share inappropriate images online, leading to potential exploitation, blackmail & harm from a young age & leaving a lasting digital footprint. If you share it, you're involved. Speak to the DSL team if you've concerns.


We were delighted to welcome the BBC Bitesize Careers Roadshow last week. Students learnt about a wide variety of career pathways in fashion, TV production & academia which many found very helpful and interesting


Y12 Health & Social Care students enjoyed a visit to Medicine, Health & Social Care Dept's Simulation Suite. With dummies that can be programmed to simulate different disorders students practiced their CPR skills & saw who was the most accurate with compressions!


We are looking for three new Exam Invigilators so if you, or anyone you know, is interested please click the link below:


We were delighted to open the Schools’ Lunchtime Concerts at this year's Canterbury Festival. Y7-Y13 students presented a variety of styles & the Barton Manor Djembe Drummers, who were the opening act joined us. The organizers described it as “a hard act to follow".


Y11 enjoyed a great trip to The Globe last term to see a production of Macbeth. They really enjoyed the immersive experience of being a "groundling" with some having lines delivered directly to them!


🚨 it’s coming 🚨 We know it’s a ‘bit’ early but we have to get ready. Team up with family/friends/colleagues this November to help us help those who need it


🚨 it’s coming 🚨 We know it’s a ‘bit’ early but we have to get ready. Team up with family/friends/colleagues this November to help us help those who need it


We are seeking an Attendance & Cover Officer to work term time only. Should you, or someone you know, be interested, please click the link below.


Amazing self portrait from a student in Y8 in the style of Kehinde Wiley who the year group have been studying.#art


Y5 students from local primary schools discovered last week what it's like to learn languages at BCGS. They did a language session on pets & a cultural one on the Festival of Lights! Workshops are held regularly for primary school students to discover what life is like at BCGS.


We're very proud of this group of students who won the KSSA Annual Regatta School Trophy at Whitstable for BCGS! All the hard work and dedication paid off.


The ever-popular Spanish Exchange took 30 students ranging from Y9 to Y13 to Madrid last week to learn all about Spanish lifestyle & culture. While immersed in the language they enjoyed an amazing week full of activities with great weather & fantastic traditional Spanish cuisine


Congratulations to two of our Y13 students who were short-listed for the Canterbury Festival Poetry Comp 2023. Gideon was awarded 1st place & Alicia 2nd place in the 16-18 category from a field of over 400 poems submitted from a host of other Kent schools.


We are looking for an Attendance & Cover Officer to start at BCGS as soon as possible. If you, or someone you know, is interested please click the link below for more information.


Yesterday's guide summarized what trusted adults need to know about the potential dangers of vaping for young people.


The BCGS community raised a massive £18,789 for our chosen charities last year & This exceeded our target of £15k and as a result we are aiming to raise £20k this academic year for the charities students choose in the coming weeks


Our talented Asst Site Manager has been at it again taking fantastic pictures of the Canterbury skyline from our roof!


We're delighted to be awarded status which recognises the value we place on music both within the curriculum & through extra curricular activities & events. Thank you for recommending us. We'll use this to develop links with partners & expand our provision


Students had a brilliant time visiting .Yet another great activity filled day in our Enrichment Week at the end of last term.


We were delighted to welcome students from Zhangjiagang Liangfeng International School in China at the end of term. They shadowed their BCGS buddy & participated in enrichment activities, such as Sports Day, calligraphy, cooking, the cinema, orienteering & a tour of Canterbury.

Updates and Events

Updates and Events

Careers @ BCGS Events and Updates 2022

Work experience 2022

Work experience is taking place in the last week of this academic year for all students in year 10 and 12. This is an exciting opportunity for students to build their employability skills and learn about the world of work!

Careers Fair 2022 @ BCGS

The careers fair was a resounding success, welcoming twenty five different employers. All students were given a time slot to speak with employers from a variety of industries and local universities. We will be hoping to


Barton Court Grammar school has invested in Unifrog, an exciting online platform. All students now have a profile and log their enrichment, careers and extracurricular activities. Students also log their skills and college / university / apprenticeship applications.


What is it?

Unifrog is an online platform for students, teachers and parents. It is predominantly a careers and university preparation website which enables easy logging, monitoring and tracking of students’ employability skills, extracurricular interests, as well as their choices for post 16 and post 18 destinations. It is used to draft and provide feedback on UCAS statements and write teacher / tutor references. Students can also research apprenticeships, MOOCs and other extra and super curricular opportunities.


Basic Principles:

  • All activities can be recorded and can be explicitly linked to Gatsby Benchmarks.
  • The platform will fit in very well with tutor time, enrichment days and PSHE.
  • Everything goes in one place (UCAS, university searches, destination searches, skills/competency uploads, enrichment/extra-curricular activities), reducing teacher workload.
  • Easy tracking system for staff to track student interests and choices. Teachers can also provide comment-based feedback on CVs and personal statements.
  • Unifrog is not limited to sixth form only – this could work for the whole school as part of the whole-school careers programme.

Between September and December of 2020, Year 11 to 13 registered on Unifrog, and Year 9 and 10 will register during term 4.



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