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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.

Y13 Examination Results - August 22

Posted on: 18/08/2022

Press Release - Y13 Examination Results - August 2022

As a school we have been celebrating the achievements of our Year 13 students who have collected their examination results today.  

There has been a lot of media attention on the fact that Year 13 results are being ‘brought down’ after two years without external examinations, but our Year 13 results at Barton Court this year are excellent which is testimony to the hard work of students and staff as well as the support of our parent body.

Today our students have received their A Level results and deserve tremendous credit for the success they have achieved. Year 13 students receiving exam results this summer experienced significant disruption to their learning whilst they were in Year 12 due to national lockdowns because of Covid-19. The success our students have achieved is, in no small part, due to the determination and resilience they have shown as they have worked to overcome the challenges presented by the pandemic.

Headteacher Jonathan Hopkins commented:

“We are delighted that so many of our students have achieved grades that are enabling them to progress to university or secure high quality employment opportunities. As a cohort our Year 13 students were both talented and hard-working. We are delighted that just over 75% of the grades for this cohort were at A*-B and there is a 100% pass rate at A*-E grades – an outstanding achievement.

Credit must also be given to staff who worked tirelessly during the pandemic to deliver lessons online and in the classroom to enable students to address gaps in their learning so they were supported and able to achieve. In addition, the School benefited from an army of volunteers and helpers who implemented asymptomatic Covid-19 testing to help Barton Court always open up early after ‘lockdowns’ to minimise the disruption to students to get them back into classrooms as quickly as possible. All this support from our wider community helped Year 13 to achieve so well.

Particular recognition should be given to 34 students, out of our cohort of 116, who have been awarded three or more A*/Distinction* grades in their subjects. This is a tremendous achievement and these students rightly deserve additional recognition.



18 August 2022

Written by Barton Court

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