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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

30/06/17

Year 7 students are getting excited as it is their annual visit to St Omer. Have fun girls!

29/06/17

FIGS 2017 Golf Society were blessed with a beautiful summers day at the Kent, sponsored by , trophies by Year 12 DT. https://t.co/rJl8eWIU8c

STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths


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The ‘National STEM Agenda’ ensures that students are not only excited by Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths but also that they are encouraged and well equipped to pursue a career in STEM areas, should this be of interest to them.   At Invicta Grammar School,  Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths are at the heart of the curriculum and a huge range of STEM opportunities are actively supported and promoted - both in and out of lessons.

As a result of creative teaching and exciting super-curricular activities, we have ever improving results in the STEM fields at GCSE and A Level.  We are also proud that many students are nominated for and have won awards in STEM fields.  These include a Year 12 student winning the Sapphire Award for Problem Solving in the Advanced Physics Olympiad;  Year 8 students winning the Regional Salter’s Chemistry festival ahead of many other grammar schools; Year 13 students reaching the County Finals in the Kent Messenger Bright Sparks Festival and Kent University School Physicists awards for Year 11 and Year 12 students.

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STEM opportunities are not confined to lessons and an extensive extra-curricular programme allows students to achieve Bronze and Silver CREST awards; become STEM leaders (as part of a national qualification) and take part in exciting competitions such as  the robotics group who competed in the regional final of the national LEGO competition.

Big band show 4  Stem discovery park 22  Stem discovery park 12

Students’ curiosity of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths is supported through trips to STEM facilities and activity days which are too numerous and frequent to list.   However, the highlights from this year include:

-          The national Big Bang festival at Birmingham NEC.
-          The local Big Bang festival at Discovery Park, Sandwich
-          Chemistry at Work trip, also to Discovery Park, Sandwich.

As a result of the enthusiasm and engagement of our students, we also have a plethora of guest speakers who are keen to share their STEM experiences.  This has allowed for a STEM day for Year 7 and extended learning lectures for students who may in fact be considering higher education or a career in these fields.

Invicta Grammar School also supports the national drive for STEM throughout the year and ran fantastically exciting events for national Science Week and STEM month. These included:

-          Pig Head Dissection.
-          Rat Dissection.
-          Fruity Batteries – light up a bulb with an orange!
-          Create your own lava lamps.
-          Dangerous Demonstrations lunchtime session.
-          Produce a lustrous non-Newtonian fluid – “Make Glitter Slime.”
-          Squishy Circuits – investigating resistance using ‘play-do’ of different  conductivities.

Salters festival 10  Salters festival 14  Stem discovery park 18

During National STEM month, the spirit of competition was in the air with students competing to gain House Points in an effort to win the overall House Cup.  The challenges included:

-          The Straw Boat Challenge – to see which boat could hold the most mass without sinking.
-          The Waste Catapult Challenge – who can use the recycling from the school to fire a drinks can the
           furthest?
-          The Parachute Challenge can you land an egg safely on the floor from two stories up?
-          The Beeswax Cosmetic Challenge – linking to Business and Enterprise, can you follow a method to
           produce cosmetics from the beeswax made from the beehive at school?
-          Family Crane Challenge – which family would build the best crane from Connex in one hour?

To summarise, STEM is not something else that we do at Invicta, it is in all aspects of school life which gives our students a brighter start to their careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. It is for this reason, that we have a significant number of students progress to study these areas at a much higher level at University.