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15/06/18

Thank you to everyone that attended our Alumni event this afternoon. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. Until next time... https://t.co/bRy4JuGYKM

15/06/18

Good luck to all of the Bronze participants completing their Assessed Expedition this weekend.

15/06/18

Congratulations to Keira in 8S who attended the British Baton Twirling Association Nationals in Southampton. She gained a 2nd and 3rd in her solo events, and won 3 1sts in her team events! Well done Keira. https://t.co/teJP3IX3ug

14/06/18

On 14 June, Year 7 students were all in school, achieving 100% attendance for their year group. Well done to Year 7, keep up the good work! https://t.co/zofTMROLcj

12/06/18

On 12 June, Year 7 and Year 8 students were all in school, achieving 100% attendance for their year group. Well done to Year 7 and Year 8, keep up the good work! https://t.co/4y5ZBYJ2sq

12/06/18

Year 7 took part in a Geography field trip to Spot Lane Nature Area. It was a lovely sunny day for the 5.5 km walk through Bearsted, on to Spot Lane Nature Area and finally through Mote Park back to school. https://t.co/Gl8oWoumVp

12/06/18

Year 7 girls took part in the STEM Tetrahedron Finals at BAE Systems, having won the first round earlier in the year. Firstly they had to make a sphere out of straws and split pins, then they had to build a bridge with k’nex without support in the middle. They were joint winners. https://t.co/FnXkNdblUC

12/06/18

Well done to Izzy in 9V who was selected as part of an invitation U15/U17 Kent Girls’ cricket team to play against the FairBreak Global Women’s team, comprising international women cricketers from around the world. https://t.co/BbFWzi1YBE

12/06/18

Well done to Emily and Sasha in 10N who have both secured a one week work experience opportunity with BAE Systems . This is a unique opportunity and one that will give both Emily and Sasha a true and further understanding of a possible future career.

12/06/18

Congratulations to Lara in 10I who won the Sussex Aquathlon; a 400m swim in the lake and a 3km run around the lake at Ashburnham Place near Battle on Sunday, 3 June for the second year running! This year she won the Girls Youth (age 15-16 category). https://t.co/pzVdABOjZS

11/06/18

POP group CSI undertaking their final challenge - investigating a murder! Jennifer, 7C Digital Leader https://t.co/I7rjFRbqra

11/06/18

On Tuesday 26 June have a group of world class speakers to talk to year 12 students at a Science Symposium event, covering a range of cutting edge topics, from forensic science to Neurodegenerative diseases. Invicta Students are invited. https://t.co/Dfz1fFTseB

11/06/18

Retweeted From Invictagrammar

Well done to Sharna in 7N who has been selected as one of five finalists in the Young Pea Chef Competition. The final stage of the competition requires your support and the finalist with the highest Facebook votes by Friday, June 15 will win! Sharna needs your vote! https://t.co/vAbdNj3obu

11/06/18

The Theme of the Week: Be Inquiring about Politics and Science. Assemblies and tutor time will be based on the theme.

08/06/18

We look forward to welcoming the new Year 7's to the New Entrants Welcome Evening on Wednesday, 13 June 2018. 7-8pm.

08/06/18

Congratulations to Lara in 10I who won the Sussex Aquathlon; a 400m swim in the lake and a 3km run around the lake at Ashburnham Place near Battle on Sunday, 3 June for the second year running! This year she won the Girls Youth (age 15-16 category). Well done Lara! https://t.co/PJ23ZRdfvC

06/06/18

Today Wednesday 6 June, Year 8 students were all in school, achieving 100% attendance for their year group. Well done Year 8, keep up the good work!

05/06/18

Applications are open from Monday, 4 June 2018 to Friday, 13 July 2018 for a Young Persons Travel Pass. It is very important that applications are made during this time to ensure the passes arrive in time for the start of term in September 2018. https://t.co/pWbAompdrH

05/06/18

30 enthusiastic Year 6 students from a variety of primary schools attended a library workshop, a Library Scavenger Hunt, they each decorated a piece of bunting, an activity of not judging a book by its cover and the girls borrowed a book to read and then bring back on Taster Day. https://t.co/dn7gAUq3W3

05/06/18

Well done to Sharna in 7N who has been selected as one of five finalists in the Young Pea Chef Competition. The final stage of the competition requires your support and the finalist with the highest Facebook votes by Friday, June 15 will win! Sharna needs your vote! https://t.co/vAbdNj3obu

04/06/18

Well done to the following staff that were Highly Commended at the same awards: Mrs Robinson German, Miss West History, Mr Salsbury Maths, Mrs Harrington Head of Sixth Form, Miss Gater Business Studies, Mrs Parsons DT, Mrs Rush Receptionist, Mrs Poulter Business Studies/HoY 8. https://t.co/GTRNXKIc8Q

04/06/18

Congratulations to Mark Heaton, Director of Music who received the award of ‘Secondary Teacher of the Year’ and Charlotte Fletcher, Teacher of Music who received the award for ‘NQT of the Year’. https://t.co/jCZyQr131Z

04/06/18

Well done Hermione in 7T who entered an on-line Pangea International Maths Competition. There were 50,000 entrants worldwide and 4,000 from the UK. Hermione came 6th in her age category and qualified for the final. She went to Queen Mary University to complete a final 45min exam. https://t.co/cXvebhbKXW

04/06/18

Congratulations to Jessica in 7A and Scarlett in 7C who took part in the "Can You Dance?" Competition recently in Essex. The girls are part of the junior squad at Maidstone Dance School. https://t.co/Z26cr3jcsy

04/06/18

Well done to Lavinia in 7T who took part in charity, music event organised by the Boughton Monchelsea Community Choir in order to raise funds to build a hydrotherapy pool for Five Acre Wood School. Lavinia played the Clarinet and guitar for the event which raised £1600!

04/06/18

Well done to Maddie in 7A who has been playing football for Charlton Athletic this season. The team has had a successful season playing in the Tandridge boys league. Maddie was awarded Players Player of the season and been offered a place in Charlton’s U14 girls team. https://t.co/e2okaWCFSx

04/06/18

Retweeted From Rayburn Education

Today is the day ! Enjoy your geography trip to Sorrento and Sicily! https://t.co/NpvMSqqAhM

29/05/18

Congratulations to our DofE Gold Award students who went to Buckingham Palace to collect their awards! https://t.co/sGBWNf9bBt

29/05/18

Well done to Isabelle Year 9 who has been accepted for a one-day masterclass in Design for Performance at the Universtity of Creative Art (UCA) Rochester. Isabelle loves art and design, and has been encouraged her to apply for the Summer School Art Bronze awards.

29/05/18

Well done to Mark Heaton, Director of Music who received the award of Secondary Teacher of the Year and Charlotte Fletcher, Teacher of Music who received the award for NQT of the Year. Images from the presentation can be viewed via this link https://t.co/zDHO2eWxFA

24/05/18

Congratulations to Year 7 who came joint 1st at the STEM Engineering Finals at BAE Engineering today! https://t.co/CH6eFmlrGH

24/05/18

Momentum is gathering for the final day of Set Your Hands Free week at Invicta. How will staff manage without their iPads, Macbooks, IWBs, MMP, visualisers, email, the Internet........ https://t.co/f2PkoNr46V

24/05/18

In 7G’s science lesson today they were building their own rollercoasters. They were investigating kinetic and gravitational potential energy. https://t.co/hdziXXbTo9

24/05/18

We are very proud of the students too! https://t.co/4g6etTe20V

23/05/18

Invicta Students have been enjoying their 'Set Your Hands Free' time this week and have been writing their messages on the hand notes in reception. https://t.co/Ve5AP4dICU

23/05/18

Foundation (MMF) held an evening for members from Invicta to show parents and students how Invicta works closely with the museum and the advantages of such a pilot partnership. The tour centred on the Egyptian mummy in the refurbished Ancient Lives Gallery. https://t.co/905YRu7Qao

22/05/18

Year 8’s freeze frames inspired by Wilfred Owens poem ‘Exposure’. Abigail 8V, Digital Leader https://t.co/QaldcZEGNV

22/05/18

7V in their science lesson, experimenting energy and creating their own roller coasters using marbles, clamps and wires. Lily, Digital Leader https://t.co/1GoXu4eJGa

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

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