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17/05/22

We're looking for a Learning Mentor/Cover Supervisor in our amazing school. Click here if you or anyone you know is interested. https://t.co/2gKaFX9w7o

16/05/22

The Kent & Medway Immunisation Team is coming to BCGS to give Td/IPV & MenACWY vaccinations for Y9 & any Y10 who missed it due to lockdown. Don’t forget to consent or decline using https://t.co/tv9a9ccUFI or call 0300 123 5205, text 07401320923 or use their web chat for more info

13/05/22

We're still looking for an amazing Sixth Form Pastoral Manager if you or anyone you know is interested and wants to make a difference to our amazing Sixth Form students. https://t.co/ozoyxUI1mU

13/05/22

In not much over an hour we raised £237 for last Friday in our cake sale. All money raised went to for their fundraising efforts. https://t.co/uP8bnFRs9A

11/05/22

We have been handed the keys to our brand new free school, Barton Manor. State-of-the-art facilities for the new Y7 arriving in September. Staff and governors were very excited to see it yesterday! https://t.co/LRO6uTekFd

05/05/22

Summer's coming! https://t.co/4zhbrxVL5Q

05/05/22

fundraising with a Cake Sale tomorrow! https://t.co/Ucoi3caI7A

27/04/22

We're looking to recruit a Sixth Form Pastoral Manager to work with our Y12/Y13 students. If you or someone you know is interested please click the link below for more information. https://t.co/ozoyxUqqvm

25/04/22

We raised £1,486 for Ukraine last week on our additional non school uniform day. This is going to the Red Cross to support their fundraising efforts. https://t.co/AmW6cBtLDv

25/04/22

If you, or someone you know, might be interested in joining the BCGS Local Governing Body, please click the link below. We currently have two roles available. https://t.co/ouSiqhBGJ4

06/04/22

BCGS welcomed over 20 employers to the Careers Fayre last week when students were given the opportunity to speak with businesses & universities from across Kent & London to find out about what is involved in a variety of careers. A big thank you to all who attended. https://t.co/YuJIK7mA4n

04/04/22

BCGS is part of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Associate Schools Prog & this year students from Y9, 12 & 13 took part in a 2 hour workshop along with 21 other schools across Kent to bring the tale of Much Ado About Nothing to life. An amazing experience! https://t.co/8PiOsOLxXd

29/03/22

We're looking for two new Governors to join our Local Governing Board for Barton Court Grammar School. If you are interested or know someone who might be please click on the link below for more details. https://t.co/ouSiqhBGJ4

28/03/22

Retweeted From Barton Manor School

Barton Manor school build was completed last week! The School will legally be transferred to BCAT on 1 May 2022 so we have plenty of time to move in ready to welcome our new Y7 students and their parents/carers to the transition along with welcome events planned for Term 6. https://t.co/p84CtqDzeC

28/03/22

We're holding an extra non uniform day on Friday this week to raise funds to support the people of https://t.co/67hBvfq3q4

07/03/22

We're getting involved in this week with information and support for students thinking about what they do next. We're also hosting a Careers Fayre for Yrs 7-13 on Wednesday 30 March which will feature a range of local businesses & post-16 & post-18 providers https://t.co/kgacr0GsQx

04/03/22

We're proud of Niamh in Y13 who has set up https://t.co/HmSlzLTCkP as featured on Made in Kent Radio. A forum & blog for girls in Kent to share experiences & warn of suspicious sights in the area, it also provides female advice & info on various support groups https://t.co/Xvmqn2HDAS

03/03/22

A group of Y9 performed 3 devised pieces at The Arden Theatre in Faversham last week & after rehearsing in their own time they put together inspirational performances without help from staff, which were effective, emotional & informative. How proud are they of their plaque award https://t.co/xDJ9fc3TDt

03/03/22

Advanced notification for your diaries. Special offer of 10% off school uniform at the Simmonds Selling Event in June this year https://t.co/QvUARHX2hr https://t.co/uzRupWBBVS

02/03/22

Our incredibly talented pianists Yamato & Rio were taught last week by the great Freddy Kempf in his masterclass at the Kent International Piano Course. Rio was crowned overall advanced course prize runner up. They performed Debussy & Liszt in the concerts. https://t.co/my03BakREf

02/03/22

Retweeted From Barton Manor School

We are looking for an Assistant Site Manager to start at the School on 1 May. If you or someone you know is interested please click here for more details: https://t.co/99T87arMJH https://t.co/Aju3sX2ls8

01/03/22

A great achievement for Ben who defeated the No1 seed (ranked 327) winning the J5 ITF Liverpool tournament. Ben ranked 560, now moves up to 458. The ITF Junior Circuit is the premier level for worldwide competition among under the 18's so Ben's success is just fantastic! https://t.co/ecZm2pnZMB

01/03/22

Y10 languages students were treated to an Inspire Lecture from one of the Linguistics Professors at the University of Kent who taught them about the effects some languages have on others & the differences compared to English & how important language is at degree &A Level. https://t.co/LXV8c1Y4zB

01/03/22

Unfortunately we've had to cancel our Open Morning event on Thursday, but Friday's event is still going ahead, so please come along between 9am-11am. We look forward to meeting you.

11/02/22

Students raised £360 for our chosen charities today by distributing Valentine Cupcakes to those who had been sent one secretly. Lots of smiling faces when they received their gift! https://t.co/QE2kM9yzY3

11/02/22

Happy Valentines! All our brilliant staff enjoyed a Valentines doughnut this morning with their coffee. Well deserved and a good start to the half term break. https://t.co/yH8PSvx0IQ

10/02/22

We are looking for a Learning Mentor/Cover Supervisor to start as soon as possible. Please click the link below if you are interested or you know someone who might want to work at our amazing school. https://t.co/ZEmCr0Bgo0 https://t.co/XXjLFCTzrE

10/02/22

How proud are we to have achieved this! https://t.co/4odszuDPfw

08/02/22

70 of our students in Year 9 & 10 took part in the Intermediate Maths Challenge last week. The IMC is a national comp run by the UK Mathematics Trust, which gives opportunities for the more advanced mathematicians to solve interesting & unusual problems. Students loved it! https://t.co/xqWNIft3ex

07/02/22

We're sharing resources in class this week for National Apprenticeship Week. Why not try the Apprenticeship Quiz https://t.co/qaqMuBdXS3 https://t.co/hJr0GXdHib

03/02/22

Year 8 students have recently been enjoying some extra-curricular computing workshops. Making games with Kodu and programming Micro:bits! https://t.co/STNddR5Jpy

03/02/22

Fabulous sunset last night over the Pond. Taken by our resident photographer, Paul, from our Site Team. https://t.co/a2AaqlNROB

02/02/22

"Our MFL conference refuelled my drive to learn about languages and culture and a reoccurring theme was how learning languages equips you for basically any path you take in life. It reminded me of the abundance of transferable skills one gains when learning a language!" https://t.co/nhOikH1qmX

02/02/22

We're looking for a Learning Mentor/Cover Supervisor to start as soon as possible. If this interests you or you know someone who might be suitable, click the link below for more details or give us a call for an informal chat. https://t.co/ZEmCr0jFws https://t.co/JsStQOXwFV

02/02/22

The Funding Agreement for Barton Manor School has been signed meaning it's now legally within Barton Court Academy Trust and we can start offering student places on 1 March and recruiting staff. Exciting stuff! See our full press release: https://t.co/RfZ82sM0gL https://t.co/6bTfqVoKN3

27/01/22

Retweeted From The Charles Dickens School

Welcome to your weekly Wellbeing message Over the next two weeks we will be looking at Body positivity - attached are 5 ways to remind ourselves that bodies are gifts, not curses. Wishing everyone a positive week 😊 https://t.co/9VbQwXVZ7N

27/01/22

Looking forward to promoting the upcoming Safer Internet Day again this year on 8 February 2022. https://t.co/gbPX703gPG

25/01/22

Our Sixth Form Open Evening is tomorrow, Wed 26 Jan, please come along and chat to staff and existing sixth form students about life in the SF at BCGS. Click here for more details https://t.co/AMeTlyU3F0 https://t.co/DqEVhLOvLu

18/01/22

Congratulations to Ed, who this weekend became the 100m Junior Breaststroke Champion, representing BCGS, at the Kent Secondary Schools Swimming Gala He also picked up a bronze in the 200m individual medley along the way too! https://t.co/tk5OjNsIYR

13/01/22

Just 4 weeks to go until our amazing new free school is finished https://t.co/MOc4s4FoMj

Art

Curriculum Intentions

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The department provides a learning environment which takes into consideration each student’s needs and abilities, while having high expectations of all. The curriculum is designed to offer challenge, progression, relevance and articulation. Our specific aims are:

  • To develop in our students a confidence in their creative ability.
  • To develop our students independent thinking skills.
  • To promote the acquisition of skills in problem-solving, presentation, organisation, self-discipline, critical analysis, communication and technology.
  • To improve students’ visual awareness by developing their observational skills, expressive and investigative drawing abilities.
  • To develop our students’ manual dexterity through structured experimentation with a variety of materials and equipment with due regard for health and safety.
  • To develop in our students an awareness of their cultural heritage and an understanding of the importance of the visual arts and design in todays’ society.
  • To prepare our students for examinations, and advise on subject choice and career paths.
  • To promote and encourage cross-curricular links where possible.
  • To develop a well-trained and motivated staff who pride themselves in delivering an interesting, relevant and cohesive curriculum in an atmosphere of mutual respect for pupils and colleagues.
  • To promote a variety of effective learning and teaching strategies.
  • To monitor students’ progress regularly and accurately to ensure that every pupil is directed to achieve their full potential.

 

Beyond The Curriculum

The Art Department is committed to offering a variety of extra-curricular art and craft activities to students of all ages and abilities. These lunchtime or after school classes allow our students the opportunity to undertake work that is not normally encountered within normal timetabled lessons.  We currently offer photography tutorials, Photoshop tutorials, and filmmaking using PremierPro software in a learning environment where students are encouraged to be independent, free thinking and take creative risks with their ideas. We encourage students to enter competitions in art, design and photography and recognise that these have a positive effect on interest and motivation.  Our involvement with enrichment days and enrichment week, which takes place during the last week of the summer term, is wholehearted.  It gives the art department the opportunity to offer exciting workshops to smaller groups of students and to take art students on gallery visits.

All students who study art and design at KS4 and in the sixth form are offered the opportunity to visit major museums and collections of art during their period of study. These visits have proved a valuable starting point for observation and contextual studies.

Facilities and Resources

Lessons are taught in two specialist art rooms, each have a range of equipment including computers with Adobe Creative Suite, several digital projectors, 12 Canon SLR digital cameras, studio lighting, Wacom drawing tablets, scanners, sewing machines, batik pots, screen print equipment, a printing press and easels.

The sixth form study area is located between rooms 21 and 22 and is equally accessible from both.  It houses departmental books and visual resources which are well used by all year groups. In addition, prospectuses for art colleges and universities are displayed here.

There are many areas throughout the school where current artwork can be displayed successfully and these are well used.  These include the gallery located outside the Head teacher’s office, the 6th form suite and the Library. There are also display cases in corridors throughout the school. These areas are an invaluable addition to the art department, encouraging student achievement and stimulating best practise.

We store a collection of objects in the department and it is our intention to add to these with relevant items.  We have a collection of African, Islamic and Egyptian artefacts to aid our teaching of non-western art, in line with our art department development plan. We also have a skeleton, shells and a wide variety of natural forms.

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