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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

Careers Education

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Preparing students for the future is a key theme which runs throughout the curriculum and complemented by the programme of careers education activities in our PSHEE and Personal Opportunities programme.  We introduce students to the world of work in Year 7 through the Real Game, where students take on a job role for the day and experience what it is like to do the job and earn a salary.  This also has a positive impact of their understanding and appreciation of living on an income! 

In Year 8, the focus of careers education moves to supporting students as they make their GCSE choices.  We support students in this decision making process through PSHEE lessons and the GCSE Taster Day.  At this time, students can also request careers advice through drop in sessions at lunchtime careers clinics.  We endeavour to ensure students are considering the longer term implications of their GCSE choices to enable them to keep their options open longer term. 

As students move on to Years 9 and 10, we are keen to help them to develop an insight into working life and university study.  We do this through a Preparing for Employment visit, when all students visit a local employer for the day to learn more about the varied roles available in the world of work.  Students also participate in a University Trip where they visit a university to experience a ‘taste’ of what it is like to go to university. 

In Year 11, we provide students with the opportunity to follow an enriching ‘option’ through our Personal Opportunities programme.  Many pathways or options are accredited; therefore providing our students with a recognised qualification as well as a range of skills and experiences which will enhance their career development. Options include the LAMDA Public Speaking Award, Arts Award, STEM Certificate, Certificate of Management (Level 3); to name but a few.  We ensure our options cover a broad range of interests and student feedback is always very positive about these experiences. 

Entry into the Sixth Form sees the start of careers education focusing on Options 18+.  An early PSHEE extended afternoon in Year 12 introduces students to all their post-18 options, where they attend workshops delivered by universities, gap year organisations, employment specialists and Alumni students who return to the school to tell current students about their experiences since leaving Invicta.  We deliver a number of workshops on Options 18+ in the Sixth Form.   As the majority of our students choose to move on to higher education we ensure there is a focus on supporting them with their university applications and personal statements.  However, we also ensure they are all fully prepared for job hunting - whether this be for apprenticeships straight after Year 13 or in their longer term future.

What the students say:

“I really enjoyed visiting UCL, I learnt a lot about my future options and what University life is all about.”    (Year 10 Student).

“The Real Game helped me understand what life is like after school. I was a self-employed painter and decorator and had lost all my money by the end of the day!” (Year 7 Student).

“I never realised there were so many different jobs available in the world of work until we did the visit to an employer on the Enrichment Day!"  (Year 9 Student).