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26/07/17

Retweeted From ApprenticeKent

As an apprentice he is keen to promote the benefits of apprenticeships to potential apprentices and employers! Go to https://t.co/KAG1YyoxuY https://t.co/ccJIl5vZgM

26/07/17

Retweeted From Childnet

How can you help you children to stay safe online in the summer holidays? Our blog has some https://t.co/uI9c7rBvKo

19/07/17

Retweeted From @invictatrips

Team 2 had great fun with our project school yesterday. https://t.co/8MjiUf2ZJd

17/07/17

Invicta student Evie meeting up with World School 2016 delegates at St Paul's in Australia. https://t.co/RNuz6arXAf

17/07/17

Retweeted From Louise Farrow

1st fundraising event for A's 2018 World Challenge done! https://t.co/RDX24BEMYa

17/07/17

Invicta is extremely proud to announce that they have raised an amazing £50421 for RAG and other charities during the school year, thank you https://t.co/rzTzAJLD34

14/07/17

We would like to wish students, staff and parents a very happy summer holiday! We will see our students again on Monday 4 September 2017.

14/07/17

Invicta's final assembly has now finished and the charities have received their cheques from the Senior Prefect Team. https://t.co/cAiZSgIaG6

14/07/17

Sefany, Millie and Jess in 8C organised a demonstration on how search engine web crawlers work with wool. Something they all will remember! https://t.co/cccwfgpu60

13/07/17

Retweeted From Valley Invicta TSA

Lovely day meeting our School Direct trainees who look forward to starting teaching careers in September. Want to join us? Get in touch 😀

13/07/17

Well done to Isabelle 7I, Emily 7N and Sophie 11T dancing for Maidstone Roller Dance Club took part in the National Roller Dancing comp. https://t.co/97tU3kpxco

13/07/17

Invicta has been proactive in seeking enhanced bus services. We are very grateful that will be running an extra bus from 4 Sept.

12/07/17

Invicta's Gold Duke of Edinburgh students are safely through Symonds Yat on the final day of their expedition. https://t.co/HD72fJAbQI

12/07/17

Congratulations to Bo Erin Year 8 and Belle in Year 12 for completing the Cancer Research mud run raising over £350! https://t.co/SdW5mNLFfF

11/07/17

Emily, 11C attended an Inspire course at Southampton University to find out about the Science and Engineering courses and careers available. https://t.co/PiJyxOQBXM

11/07/17

Year 9 students Charlotte, Coralie, Becky and Olivia Wentzell received their Baden Powell Awards - the highest award a Guide can achieve! https://t.co/MbkqYg8d0P

11/07/17

Invicta Over 60s Club members arrived at Invicta for the annual Ascot inspired Race Day yesterday, with prosecco and afternoon tea! https://t.co/62JYpy5te6

10/07/17

Retweeted From Valley Invicta TSA

Looking forward to welcoming our 2017-18 trainees at our VITSA Induction Day on Wednesday

10/07/17

Mia and Jasmine, finalists of the KMBright Sparks Awards, presented their Silver Crest Award project "Is there life out there?". https://t.co/U1dDaTEqFy

10/07/17

Well done Amelia and Maya, 8T, who completed the Race For Life Pretty Muddy 5K run at Mote Park raising over £200 for Cancer Research https://t.co/tZc5ditlGw

10/07/17

Congratulations to Lara who won the Bewl Water Aquathlon, 400m swim and 3km run. https://t.co/cProVCjGKX

10/07/17

Well done to Megan who competed at Supertri Triathlon in Eton, Dorney, being placed 11th in the race. She is now ranked 3rd in South East. https://t.co/bpc4TCEnv4

10/07/17

Congratulations Charlotte for gaining her NICAS Level 2 Award making her a Foundation Climber at Lower Grange Farm Climbing Centre. https://t.co/jTTaWvxEH9

10/07/17

The Theme of the Week: Stretch Yourself: thrive on challenge and embrace change. Assemblies and tutor time will be based on the theme.

06/07/17

We look forward to welcoming our new Year 7 to school today for their Year 7 Taster Day! https://t.co/Rv97Pj75XH

05/07/17

PE students from Invicta will be supporting Leybourne Chase School with their Sports Day today! https://t.co/I0zmEOwnb0

05/07/17

Thank you very much, our students and staff thoroughly enjoyed the workshops.

05/07/17

Retweeted From SciArt Exchange

A tremendous honor to work with such talented students https://t.co/8MpHwPaJWA

04/07/17

Retweeted From Loose Primary School

Crystal class butterfies have finally emerged. https://t.co/vUukd9c91R

04/07/17

Thank you to everyone who attended the Invicta Awards Evening, it was a special time celebrating student's achievements. https://t.co/kn9rywG4SU

04/07/17

The Music Auditorium was the setting for a delightful 30 minute recital by Year 7 piano students of Mrs G Haynes. https://t.co/Y1GUUVZgG7

04/07/17

Congratulations to Gabriella, 12C, who has successfully auditioned for the part of Dull Gret in a play called Top Girls in Tower Theatre.

03/07/17

Asha, 11C has been selected to represent the Kent School’s Athletic Association in the English School’ Athletics Championship in Birmingham. https://t.co/6hUaOfy4Ys

03/07/17

Congratulations to Lara who finished 2nd (in her age group) in the Aquathlon for the 3rd year running (350m swim and 3km run) https://t.co/Ulp7NeYqIB

03/07/17

Invicta musicians Hannah, Annabelle and Ruth gave a lunchtime recital at the United Reformed Church. https://t.co/0TKy0f1DAs

03/07/17

Ayishah, 11T, and the England team recently won a bronze medal at the Under 17 World Cup in The Netherland by 19-18 on a golden goal. https://t.co/y6jDcC0sRs

03/07/17

The Theme of the Week: Be True to Yourself: be honest and treat others how you wish to be treated. Assemblies will be based on the theme.

03/07/17

Retweeted From Get Into Teaching

Matt explains how he found the financial rewards of teaching surprisingly good. https://t.co/d9QLT25Jai

30/06/17

Year 7 students enjoyed their charity walk in Mote Park yesterday. https://t.co/Bbpp8BGsDI

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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