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03/12/21

Retweeted From Canterbury FoodBank

We are nearly out of large size nappies! These are a huge regular cost for people with young children and we hate to see anyone go without! If you can spare £3-4 this weekend could you get us a pack of size 4, 5, or 6? (We are fine for newborn sizes thank you) https://t.co/yZwwqCWCTD

03/12/21

We're delighted to tell you that we have students in all year groups 9-12 who have either gained a Merit or Distinction in their Flute or Clarinet exams. https://t.co/uBjgKkixJn

02/12/21

We're taking bookings for our Sixth Form Open Evening on Wednesday 26 January - click here to book a place https://t.co/FWE8qrcKke https://t.co/eU0V6tQAeP

02/12/21

Retweeted From The Charles Dickens School

This Wellbeing Wednesday, we are looking at how music can improve our wellbeing - Research suggests that music can stimulate the body's natural feel good chemicals. It can energise our mood and help us to take control of our feelings. https://t.co/yMvHrIfqEw

26/11/21

Looking forward to Rag Week next week, raising lots of money for our chosen charities https://t.co/32HGluWj1Z

25/11/21

The last one of our students' artwork shortlisted for the John Downton Awards 2021. Our students are incredibily talented! https://t.co/oqNU11hr7R

25/11/21

And even more shortlisted artwork for the John Downton Awards 2021 https://t.co/Tjo76d8OOZ

25/11/21

More shortlisted artwork for the John Downton Awards 2021 https://t.co/9nGLWBvVMP

25/11/21

Artwork shortlisted for the John Downton Awards 2021 https://t.co/PcXlSETzLg

25/11/21

Barton Manor School - exciting times! https://t.co/9Em8VSpI76

25/11/21

Barton Manor School is coming along nicely! https://t.co/jBsOTj6F2n

12/11/21

In June students were given the chance to audition for the Canterbury Festival’s ‘Beautiful Noise’ event held all over the city. Melina, a singer-songwriter & pianist, has written 38 songs & performed in the Whitefriars Centre on Saturday 23 October - the start of a great career! https://t.co/Xido7NNYSx

08/11/21

Microbiology Club investigating the bacterial content of different milk. Learning aseptic technique, making our own agar plates and streak & pour plates - safely! https://t.co/qEsvdMbZRc

05/11/21

The Kent & Medway Immunisation Team is coming to school next week, don’t forget to do the online consent form if you haven’t already. Visit https://t.co/tv9a9ccUFI for info or phone the team 0300 123 5205, text 07401320923 or use their web chat if you have any questions/concerns https://t.co/cAEWhYXxa3

04/11/21

Stunning Y11 Artwork. https://t.co/wOmJC5XPRz

04/11/21

The new free school build, Barton Manor, is progressing well and may even be completed 3 weeks early! https://t.co/Pt5tuJLXwZ

02/11/21

Thank you Joe Brown & Arthur O’Hara (Deal Music & Arts) who ran a 3rd Jazz Journey Workshop for our students. This project initially ran in 2020 so we are delighted it's up & running again. It all ended with a performance of ‘Caravan’, a challenging piece! https://t.co/LZGjdbtH7V

02/11/21

Y12 A Level music students attended a Welcome Concert for the new Music intake at CCCU gaining fab insight into the initial stages of a music degree course. 3 of our students were invited to play with a university & alumni band. Thank you Chris Price & Steve Waterman https://t.co/MUVms5bG9K

22/10/21

We're happy to be starting our Y5 Enrichment Programme again, kicking off with DT who taught primary students how to create a balloon powered car. Much cheering and delight along the corridors when the race started! https://t.co/5aLavA08yJ

20/10/21

Y12 & Y13 Sport students have had a great time at the new Christchurch University Sports Labs. Sessions focused on fitness testing where students participated in a range of field & lab based tests, including the VO2 max test, wingate test & the bod pod! Thank you https://t.co/hQwQySwtkI

19/10/21

It's been fantastic to see the return of extra-curricular netball in term 1, with excellent attendance at training and games. The end of season tournaments saw great performances, with Y9 finishing 2nd, Y10 3rd and Y7/8 4th. A huge thank you to our Sixth Form Coaches too. https://t.co/d2usNQg22u

19/10/21

We're looking forward to welcoming parents and students to our second Open Evening tonight, 5pm-8pm and another Open Morning tomorrow, 9am-11am. https://t.co/Gji1Xvy2ka https://t.co/iBdfbDaUlP

12/10/21

Barton Manor School is looking for LGB Govs to join them in Jan 2022. If you or someone you know is interested in joining the Trust to help implement the vision, ethos & direction of this new free school click the link below or retweet to spread the word. https://t.co/P91UPFIycF https://t.co/QPUdXvQyhm

08/10/21

We're looking for a Temporary Teacher of PE to cover a maternity absence. If you're interested then please click the link below - we'd love to hear from you. https://t.co/rhE8aEOleh https://t.co/YDxSCMrRuc

30/09/21

Our new free school, Barton Manor, is progressing. Here are the latest images. https://t.co/UBLZw8ECEj

28/09/21

We've registered with "Good to Grow" scheme. Please register your More card with us when you next shop and we can start earning points for equipment & seeds for the School's Eco School Club. https://t.co/tR4BQFUKmj

27/09/21

When there's a good excuse for eating cake! We raised over £430! https://t.co/leihEE3HN3

22/09/21

We raised £1,067.97 for last Friday. Looking forward to cake this week for https://t.co/8VYDDaS0Y4

20/09/21

We're looking forward to enjoying lots of cake on Friday to support Remember though we are a nut free school! https://t.co/U8byo1DQdP

17/09/21

And we wore Jeans for Genes Day https://t.co/eesdF6PCWh

17/09/21

Some of our Y12 aspiring medical students took part in a virtual outreach event hosted by the BMA today. Presentations by a current medical student & 2 practicing doctors sharing insights & personal experience followed by a panel discussion. Thank you

15/09/21

We're supporting this Friday with a non school uniform day - hoping to raise lots of cash for this amazing charity. https://t.co/ccmYzuuwDh

14/09/21

We're looking for a Temporary Teaching Assistant to start as soon as possible. Click here to find out more if this interests you: https://t.co/S8uKA02T54

14/09/21

Open Morning Tours for the new free School Barton Manor can now be booked. Places are limited. Click here to access the booking form. https://t.co/B10eo1NpX2

08/09/21

Our rising star in tennis, Ben, has had an incredible summer of success in various matches, even playing & winning the Road to Wimbledon 14u Tournament on the practice courts - Singles & Doubles Winner - amazing. Congratulations Ben! https://t.co/w0J7eOcNPX

07/09/21

The new build at Barton Manor School has really progressed over the summer. On schedule for completion next February. https://t.co/tdLw6vBfKk

01/09/21

The applications process for the new free school, Barton Manor School, is open today, 1 Sept. Apply online for a Y7 place only using the link below. Closing date Friday 10 December 2021. https://t.co/Svaz5Vxc89

26/08/21

Congrats to ex-student Harvey Lintott now playing professionally at Gills FC for scoring the winning penalty in a recent match against AFC Wimbledon. Thanks Kent Pro for the images. https://t.co/lD5hzvZoDs

25/08/21

Students and staff raised an incredible total of £7,773.09 for the School's chosen charities last year. Thanks to everyone who contributed.

24/08/21

We're looking for an experienced and qualified BCAT Trust Estates Manager/Site Manager for The Charles Dickens School. Please follow the link below for more information. We'd love to hear from you if this is something you're interested in. https://t.co/9LQFVMuHy2

Subject Curriculum Intentions

Careers Curriculum Intention 2020

“The school provides students with an outstanding curriculum that effectively meets their needs and aspirations”. OFSTED

“Students’ achievement is outstanding”. OFSTED 2014

Our curriculum intention is to prepare students for further education and/or employment with a broadly academic curriculum, which suits the needs of our students. This is done whilst giving the students some autonomy over their studies, allowing them ownership for their learning.

We aim to create well rounded individuals who appreciate right from wrong and understand British values and what these mean in modern day Britain. Through our focus on PSHEE they will be happy, healthy and safe, whilst learning how to be considerate of others, enabling them to become good citizens via SMSC.

Students will leave Barton Court with a clear vision of, and prepared for, their chosen future. They will be equipped with the qualifications, knowledge, skills and morals needed to succeed.

Overview

Our innovative and personalised curriculum is designed to meet the needs of every child offering a wide choice of high quality academic courses, opening up a variety of pathways into further education and the world of work.

During all 3 key stages there is a strong focus on PSHEE and SMSC within our curriculum to support students in being safe and healthy in modern day Britain and have an understanding and consideration of others around them, enabling them to become good citizens; this is done through lessons, the tutor programme, PSHEE sessions, enrichment days and enrichment week.

Barton Court’s status as an Advanced Thinking School means the curriculum is designed and implemented through an educational community in which all members share a common commitment to giving regular careful thought to everything that takes place. This involves both students and staff learning how to think reflectively, critically and creatively, and employing these skills and techniques in the construction of a meaningful curriculum and associated activities. These tools encourage resilience and independence, giving students confidence in their learning. Successful outcomes are reflected in students across a wide range of abilities, demonstrating independent and co-operative learning skills, high levels of achievement and both enjoyment and satisfaction in learning. Embedded within this is a commitment to promoting excellence in literacy and numeracy; so that our students leave us as highly thoughtful practitioners with exceptional literacy and numeracy skills which allow them to showcase their knowledge and understanding.

Our Key Stage 3 curriculum offers a broad and balanced curriculum and is studied over two years. Students study the full range of national curriculum subjects such as Mathematics, English, Science, Languages, Humanities, PE, Technology, the Arts, Computing, Religion, Philosophy & Ethics (RPE) and Careers Education. This provides an excellent foundation for both Key Stage 4 and the Sixth Form. English and Mathematics are taught in ability sets, allowing for stretch of the most able and support where and when it is needed. All other subjects are taught in tutor groups, assisting the students to build good relationships with their peers both academically and pastorally.

At GCSE, all students have the opportunity to study the English Baccalaureate (EBACC). This curriculum recognises that our students are able to pursue a broad range of rigorous academic subjects at GCSE and this is an ideal preparation for Post-16 study and provides all students with a broad range of academic subjects upon which to build any future career options. At KS4 we also give students the opportunity to study a Level 2 BTEC giving them access to specialist work-related learning. All EBACC subjects are set on ability, allowing for stretch of the most able and support where and when it is needed. The curriculum content they study may therefore vary slightly between each set – please see subject curriculum plans for further detail. The 3 year KS4 allows teachers to explore content outside of the exam specification in more detail, giving students an improved grounding in each subject they study and creates inquisitive and eager learners. 

At Post-16, students choose from a wide range of Advanced Level and Level 3 BTEC courses, have the opportunity to study the AQA Extended Project Qualification and the AQA Baccalaureate.

At each stage the balance of time given to each subject is planned taking into account the content and level of transferable skills taught within each subject area. Therefore, in general, core subjects have increased curriculum time.

Structure

Year 7/8: Mathematics, English, Science, French, Spanish, Geography, History, PE, Design Technology (including Food) Music, Art, Drama, Computing, RPE and Careers Education.

Year 9: English Language, English Literature, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, French or Spanish, History or Geography, Religion, Philosophy and Ethics, Core PE and two of the following: Art, Computer Science, Design Technology, Drama, Food Preparation and Nutrition, Geography, History, French, Spanish, German, Music, Psychology and Physical Education.

Year 10 and 11: At the start of year 10 students are given the opportunity to study a specialist work-related qualification in place of GCSE RPE. They can choose between BTEC Digital Information Technology or BTEC Health and Social Care.

6th Form: Most students study 3 or 4 subjects from the following: A-Level; Art. Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Drama, English Literature, French, Film Studies, Geography, Government and Politics, History, Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Music, Philosophy, Photography, Physics, Product Design, Psychology, Sociology and Spanish. BTEC; Applied Science, Business, Health and Social Care and Sport. They are also given the opportunity to study the AQA Extended Project Qualification.