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20/09/17

Retweeted From Loose Primary School

Quartz observing chemical changes in Science by creating their own Goblet of Fire!! https://t.co/XEfQXW42go

20/09/17

Retweeted From The Lenham School

A huge thank you to Nathan, Chloe and Taryn at the who gave us an entertaining and educational show all about flight! https://t.co/YNpx5i0XSp

20/09/17

Students currently have a PSHEE lesson with external speakers covering a wide range of issues as part of the programme for this school year.

20/09/17

There will be a Year 9 Information Evening for parents and carers today. We hope you can make it to see what is planned for the year group.

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

Extended Learning

The Extended Learning programme at Invicta consists of a number of different opportunities for students as part of Extended Schools.  The extensive provision available for the whole school community has been accredited with the highest level of Advanced Status and is deemed to be outstanding and was re validated at the start of this academic year.

Lectures
This includes an established lecture programme which is primarily for upper school students but there are also occasional lectures for students from years 7 to 9. Speakers are primarily from universities, commerce and industry. The lectures are designed to give students an experience of university style lectures and to inspire wider learning. Lectures this year have included Dying to be Beautiful, Young Vets and The Current State of British Politics.

We have also introduced this year an ‘occasional evening guest lecture’ programme which is open to parents.  This year we were very pleased to invite Donald Stevens who was the lead engineer of the Bluebird land speed world record winning car and boat project.  The parents and students who attended thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

Masterclasses
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There are also a number of Masterclasses focused around subject clusters or related to sectors of employment. This year they have included 'The Surreal Mind', where creative students were inspired by the lives of Surrealist artists Lee Miller and Roland Penrose, as told by their granddaughter. 

Cutural Programme
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There is a cultural programme which includes trips to West End theatres and other arts organisations. Performances this year have included Mamma Mia, Wicked and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night time.  Iconic films are screened regularly and there are many school focused performances across the creative sector.  Many of the public and corridor areas of the school are used as exhibition spaces.

Kent Schools Public Speaking Competition
Invicta hosts annually the Kent Schools Public Speaking competition and a cross county Kent Schools Debating competition.  Many schools across Kent are regular participants and it has enabled us to develop partnerships with this schools to encourage and develop these vital communication skills.  We have an established Primary Speaks competition programme which encourages year 5 pupils from a wide range of Primary Schools to compete in public speaking.  There are regular Invicta school debate and public speaking competitions and there are many opportunities for students to present and to develop communication skills.

Take a New Challenge
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Under the heading ‘Take on a new Challenge’ we offer an outstanding programme of clubs and societies that take place during the lunchtime, after school or at the weekend.  They cover an extensive range of topics and activities which meets the needs of most of our students.  The choice is considerable and range from Bee Keeping to Astronomy.  We are always keen to support new ideas for additional clubs and societies if they are requested.  The STEM programme for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths subjects offers a fantastic range of activities and competitions.  Competitions are encouraged across the school and are at a school, local, national and international level.  Competitions are an excellent way for students to extend interests and to continue to engage with subjects that they are no longer studying in a formal way.   

University Preparation
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There are opportunities for students to prepare effectively for applications to the top universities though an established Oxbridge programme of workshops, interview preparation and discussion groups and visits to Oxford and Cambridge.  There are growing links with Harvard and Yale universities in the USA.  Invicta has hosted an information evening on behalf of both universities and we are very pleased to be welcoming both universities back to Invicta this September.  For younger students there is the Aspire programme which involves discussion groups and visits to encourage students to begin preparation for aiming high and to broaden horizons.  The Academic Subject Hub discussion groups led by students have been introduced this year to enable students with similar interests to discuss academic material beyond lessons.

EPQ - Extended Project Qualification
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There is also a wide range of extended qualifications that the students can take including The Project qualification at levels 1 & 2 and also the Extended Project Qualification taken in the sixth form.  Invicta is also a centre for the AQA BACC which recognizes and credits student’s wider participation in community, work related learning and personal development.  Invicta is also a centre for the Arkwright Scholarships in Engineering.  Students can also take the Arts Award, Crest Awards and Duke of Edinburgh Award at Bronze, Silver and Gold levels and also the LAMDA qualification in public speaking.