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19/09/17

Students have been signing up to become Prefects and Leaders in many different areas of the school today. https://t.co/DvBF9KFBOb

19/09/17

Well done Thibau 12V who spent 4 days in the Alps researching the effects of altitude on the human body as part of his EPQ project! https://t.co/zAztzgPByA

19/09/17

On, 2 September, Lucinda, 8C, held her 9th Coffee Morning! This year she has raised an incredible £454.49 for the charity! https://t.co/8ZHURocUqS

19/09/17

Isabelle, 9N, Rosie, 12V and Jessica, 7V, have all been selected to perform at the Hazlitt in the Pantomime ‘Cinderella’.

18/09/17

The Theme of the Week: Be open-minded about Politics and Economics. Assemblies and tutor time will be based on the theme.

18/09/17

Retweeted From Bryn Price

Hope some of the P E students will be taking up the option of doing kayak as an option. Maidstone Canoe Club is a great venue

18/09/17

We hope the event goes well! https://t.co/nu81z1mW2l

14/09/17

Invicta's 16+ Open Evening is on Monday 6 November 2017. We look forward to welcoming existing and external students to our school. https://t.co/x3gEANbPTf

14/09/17

Invicta's 11+ Open Evening is on Thursday 5 October. We look forward to welcoming you! https://t.co/hiuiMT7LL3

13/09/17

7I and 7S have enjoyed meeting the Leadership Team and Senior Prefects at lunchtime this week. https://t.co/kKduUBVQkC

13/09/17

Congratulations to former student, Laura Furner, who has received a First Class degree in English, from the University of Leeds.

13/09/17

Congratulations to former student Hannah Wells who has graduated from Homerton College, Cambridge University, with an Upper 2nd Class degree

13/09/17

Invicta is hosting a Welcome and Celebration Event for VITSA 14 Sept. https://t.co/bb157jcsOJ

13/09/17

Invicta's English department have come prepared for Roald Dahl Day! The English lessons are going to be even more exciting today. https://t.co/PcvN6kgMKM

13/09/17

Our students are looking forward to the event. https://t.co/A04rWgLd3g

13/09/17

Thank you! https://t.co/VBNFQue44o

12/09/17

Lots of students joining clubs to learn new skills today, at the Clubs and Societies Fair. How exciting! https://t.co/OWclMSwzXJ

12/09/17

Excitement is rising as the students look forward to the Clubs and Societies Fair at lunchtime today! https://t.co/6Lzb4Oy7tK

11/09/17

A reminder that there will be a Year 10 Information Evening today, 11 September, starting at 7.00pm and last for approximately an hour.

11/09/17

A lovely relaxing lunchtime in the school grounds with friends! https://t.co/A8up2kNFkk

11/09/17

Congratulations Amber 8V who completed a 35km walk to raise money for the Porchlight charity. It took 7hrs and 45 minutes and raised £435.

11/09/17

Retweeted From Queens' Admissions

and building Lego clocks and watching Lego tv. Not a bad first day back on the road.

11/09/17

Congratulations to Phoebe in 8V for being selected for the Kent Schools Under 14 Cricket squad for season 2017-2018.

11/09/17

Well done Zara 10N for being selected for the England Under 15 squad having been talent spotted at National Youth Day.

11/09/17

The Theme of the Week: Be Principled about Sport, Health and the Environment. Assemblies and Tutor Time will be based around the theme. https://t.co/ziODjCta2R

11/09/17

Retweeted From The Lenham School

We are excited to announce our school production of Little Shop of Horrors, coming this December! https://t.co/3pbfjK21GF

07/09/17

We wish students taking the 11+ Kent Test good luck today! https://t.co/VI6d6XCFuG

07/09/17

Invicta hosted a mathematics 11+ preparation workshop for pupils from local primary schools earlier this week. https://t.co/UoXnRnh20I

07/09/17

Pupils from local primary schools attended an 11+ English preparation workshop this week. https://t.co/2ar9f5OVWx

06/09/17

There will be a Year 12 Information Evening at the school today for parents and carers at 6.30pm.

06/09/17

Invicta is very proud of their charity fundraising. The following our the chosen RAG Charities for the new school year. https://t.co/5MaqYrzXYx

05/09/17

Make a date for your diary for our 11+ Open Events. We look forward to seeing you! https://t.co/jIoeuJsWBJ

04/09/17

The Theme of the Week: Broaden Your Mind. Assemblies and tutor time will be based on the theme. https://t.co/MFK5Xd7r9g

04/09/17

Year 7 are settling in really well and finding their way around the school and learning the names of the other girls in their form. https://t.co/JXtCheaYk6

04/09/17

Retweeted From Laurie Boeshart

Chance to see latest portrait of the 100 award-holders including girls https://t.co/qnkwXGYhc9

04/09/17

Retweeted From Laurie Boeshart

Looking forward seeing the finished portrait today. Silver awards https://t.co/COFNCpJxVy

04/09/17

Retweeted From Kent Young Chef

Inspire budding chefs open until 16th Oct. Charlotte Fife of made last yrs final - Are you this yrs winner?

04/09/17

We look forward to welcoming all our students, old and new, to school today for the first day of the new term. https://t.co/eH1yxsaEra

31/08/17

We hope that you have had a lovely summer and look forward to seeing all of our students on Monday 4 September. https://t.co/JCNjgxPoSj

24/08/17

Students at Invicta achieved a superb set of GCSE results with 63% A*/A grades, totalling over 700 A*/A grades. A superb achievement! https://t.co/DfjzIdI4ez

EXCEL

Invicta's   Excel logo artwork    Programme

The DfE and Ofsted define “the most able” in terms of those whose progress significantly exceeds age related expectations.  At Invicta Grammar School, we believe that all our students should therefore be considered as “most able”.  

We may also use the term “highly able” to define those who have the capacity to work and perform at the very highest levels.

Our EXCEL programme is designed to:

  • promote the traits that our most able students need to develop to achieve their potential
  • motivate students to embrace curricular and super-curricular opportunities to develop intellectually and academically
  • evaluate and improve super-curricular opportunities outside lessons to help students develop themselves into well rounded young people, ready for further study
  • introduce challenge through breadth (enriching learning through additional material beyond the core curriculum), depth (extending learning by studying and researching at a deeper level into a specific topic) and pace
  • enhance the high ability of all students

An Invicta student EXCEL profile

The EXCEL programme is underpinned by three elements: Love for Learning; Excellence in Literacy and Oracy; and Super-Curricular Opportunities, which we believe are the three areas students should develop in order to become well-rounded and successful individuals.

An EXCEL student will present most or all the following traits, mind-set, skills, knowledge, work ethic and qualities as detailed below.

Love for learning

  • asks questions to deepen their understanding, demonstrating an inquiring mind
  • questions assumptions
  • takes a creative approach to problem solving
  • is keen to attempt ‘challenges’
  • enjoys tackling open-ended tasks
  • demonstrates strong resilience in the face of challenge
  • pursues mastery
  • forms strong opinions and adapts their thinking in response to new information
  • makes links between different topics and subjects
  • possesses a dynamic and organized set of traits as per the Character Compass
  • research and investigate a specific topic for personal interest
  • takes a critical view of ideas and arguments encountered at school or in the media  

Excellence in literacy and oracy

  • reads a range of challenging texts for pleasure 
  • reads beyond the curriculum in each subject 
  • can verbalise and share their learning with others
  • expresses complex ideas and arguments convincingly in speech (including debating, public speaking, LAMDA)

Super-curricular opportunities

A super-curricular activity is one that contributes to the development of any of our desired EXCEL traits outside or beyond what occurs in the classroom.

  • attends Broadening Horizon trips.
  • takes part in subject Masterclasses.
  • takes part in Broadening Horizon lectures.
  • takes part in internal and external competitions, e.g debating, public speaking
  • conducts further research to deepen or widen their understanding
  • completes the project, e.g level 1, 2 or 3.
  • takes part in a super-curricular club or POP.
  • pursues a super-curricular accreditation from a POP or club, e.g achieve the Bronze Arts Award.

We know that it is important to encompass a wide range of methods to identify our highly able students which looks beyond tests results and teachers’ assessment.  Our process is ongoing and our students are at the heart of it by collecting EXCEL rewards which are awarded for:

  • Steps toward Mastery
  • Intellectual Curiosity
  • Problem Solving
  • Academic Rigour and Depth
  • Independent Learning
  • Resilience, Responsibility and Virtuosity

At Invicta, we strive to challenge all our students to achieve high academic standards and develop their skills, knowledge, mind-set and cultural experience.  Each year group has been set a range of challenge which supports their PiXl Edge profile.

 

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EXCEL Reading for Pleasure.pdf 08th Feb 2017 Download
EXCEL Reading list per subject 002.pdf 08th Feb 2017 Download

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