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12/07/24

During the last Enrichment Day at Barton Court Grammar School, students took part in an exciting day of employer encounters. Find out more @ https://t.co/SEqkSDDBYG pic.twitter.com/nfyc5d6GTV

12/07/24

Take a look at the fantastic Art work from students at Barton Court Grammar School... https://t.co/JA0WeRy0oK pic.twitter.com/Dl3zhZ9nwP

12/07/24

Y12 students recently visited The Royal Society to explore the very latest advances in Science and accessed over 300 scientists at the forefront of their field. The exhibition offers a unique opportunity to explore the science shaping our future with the people making it happen. pic.twitter.com/np0mkiSV19

11/07/24

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25/06/24

BCGS is proud to be open to pupils from all backgrounds. To support this, we work in partnership with Atom Learning who provides students that are eligible for Pupil Premium with free online learning and 11+ exam preparation. Visit: https://t.co/3T94oJhqB2 pic.twitter.com/3edojrjtYb

25/06/24

On 4 May, Barton Court hosted the largest post-COVID chess tournament, adult or junior, in East Kent... the Kent Megafinal. Read more at: https://t.co/1a0Fk5vSm5 pic.twitter.com/juUO1cfOMd

25/06/24

Year 5 Students enjoyed another Taster Morning at BCGS. Read more about it at: https://t.co/wexSF7E8XL pic.twitter.com/ICotF8UH5I

25/06/24

83 of our Year 10 Biology students took part in this year’s UKBC Biology Challenge and competed against 45,400 students across the country. Find out how the students did at https://t.co/DUdXjN3sxh pic.twitter.com/y93QXuD7A3

09/05/24

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: https://t.co/QGVstdWTw4 pic.twitter.com/4d8FyqTefK

06/03/24

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12/12/23

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. pic.twitter.com/6fWGNjA7FO

12/12/23

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. pic.twitter.com/mMtZfPMjyf

17/11/23

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. pic.twitter.com/LNQ3U09XeH

16/11/23

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 pic.twitter.com/dhjOOePsQ0

09/11/23

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! pic.twitter.com/UCylXt9upM

09/11/23

We are looking for three new Exam Invigilators so if you, or anyone you know, is interested please click the link below:https://t.co/jognYVbWWF

08/11/23

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". pic.twitter.com/RwxQqiyS24

30/10/23

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! pic.twitter.com/3EVO0LLwpB

25/10/23

🚨 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 pic.twitter.com/UxfWbgwEgD

25/10/23

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.https://t.co/ZHSU1P9JfN

24/10/23

Amazing self portrait from a student in Y8 in the style of Kehinde Wiley who the year group have been studying.#art pic.twitter.com/VbI9F0kuyB

23/10/23

🚨 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 pic.twitter.com/UxfWbgwEgD

17/10/23

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. pic.twitter.com/C19F3HmDcu

12/10/23

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. pic.twitter.com/pBdlLrFrk1

12/10/23

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 pic.twitter.com/r3qXMkfw1v

Much Ado About Nothing - March 2022

Posted on: 28/03/2022

This year, pupils from Years 9, 12 and 13 have rehearsed tirelessly after school, battled Covid illness and have overcome year group boundaries to be part of 21 schools across Kent coming together to bring Shakespeare’s iconic tale of Much Ado About Nothing to life. 

Barton Court is part of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Associate Schools Programme, a long-term project where schools work with artists and practitioners from The RSC and The Marlowe.  We were privileged to work with a professional director for a two -hour workshop, meet The Marlowe technical team and be fitted by the team's costume designers ready for our performance of the best scene in the play (the wedding scene).  The cast have been rehearsing weekly after school and have shown real maturity and enthusiasm when tackling the Shakespearian text. All cast members have made their character their own and it has been wonderful watching them get to know each other and start to gel as a cast.

The evening of the performance was both exciting and scary. We had a dress and technical run on the main stage at The Marlowe, before our evening performance. The cast had individual microphones and we were finally able to see the long awaited set design in real life on the main stage.   All the schools were introduced to each other, showing a variety of age groups and abilities all joining together to create a wonderful interpretation of Shakespeare’s play. There was an excited buzz back stage just before we went on to perform, with lots of nerves starting to show.

However, the cast of Barton Court performed their best performance. They rose to the occasion with maturity and professionalism. Despite one of our main characters just returning from 10 days covid isolation, the cast seamlessly and effortlessly produced a performance rivalling any professional company.

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