Centres of Excellence@SLGGS
Centres of excellence
Many students enrol in to one of our ‘’Centres of excellence’’.
Our ground breaking centre for psychological research and enquiry opened in 2019 and is the first school based centre of its kind in the country.
Students work alongside Mrs Homerston, Director of the Mind Lab, and academics from the University of Kent to carry out cutting edge research, psychological experiments and inform whole school policy on mobile phone use or how students experience positive emotions or what affects peer relations.
Langton Language Centre (LLC)@SLGGS
A hub of excellence for languages, students can learn to Teach English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) and a plethora of ‘’unusual’’ languages like Korean, Arabic, Italian, Russian, Japanese, Mandarin or Polish.
Ab Initio courses in Spanish, an increasing portfolio of lectures on topics such as Austrian literary culture, the Cuban Revolution or on ‘’Why French is like Cockney’’ sit side by side conferences, trips and the work our students do with academics from the University of Kent and Canterbury Christ Church.
The ‘’Active Minds’’ Project, in conjunction with completing a language leaders course explores the effect of learning a language on the mind and dementia. An exploration of the linguistic heritage of the British Isles gives students the opportunity to find out about why Latin, French and German phrases exist in our society today. Research into the use of standardised English and ‘’Alyesham-onics’’ – an exploration of the language history of Aylesham and their particular ‘dialect’ – are other areas that our Sixth Formers have investigated.
Sport England Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS)
Run by university sport scientists, strength and conditioning coaches, nutritionists, psychologists, lifestyle practitioners and UK Anti-Doping Educators, SLGGS is one of only a tiny handful of institutions in England which gives our elite athletes access to this programme.
The TASS scheme helps athletes in education – aged 16-plus – to get the very best from their sporting and academic careers without having to choose between the two with sports including Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Football, Netball, Rugby, Shooting, Swimming, Tennis and Triathlon.
Langton Music School
Students who have an interest in singing, playing, conducting or events planning have been involved in music tours from France to Austria, Belgium to the ‘’Five Cathedrals in a Day’’ tour in England.
There is an abundance of ensembles, choirs a full orchestra and a Sixth Form Barbershop which means that even those who do not study Music at A Level can continue to pursue their love of music outside the curriculum.