Invicta Students Made Exceptional Progress at GCSE
The school performance table published by the Department of Education on 25 January showed that Invicta is among the best schools in Kent in progress made at the end of Year 11. The new accountability measures – Attainment 8 and Progress 8 – indicate the attainment and progress made in eight GCSE subjects including English, mathematics and English Baccalaureate subjects with English and mathematics being double counted.
Invicta’s students achieved a Progress 8 score of +0.73 in 2017. The Progress 8 figures for 2018 will be published in November 2018. This indicates that our students achieved nearly three quarters of a grade higher across the eight GCSE subjects than their peers of the same ability.
The performance table data places Invicta, once again, as the best school in Maidstone and one of the best schools in Kent and England.
Invicta is one of best 25 state schools in the South East
The Sunday Times newspaper published the Schools Guide 2018 which informed parents of the best schools in the country and specific regions or towns.
In the latest publication, Invicta is once again recognised as the best school in Maidstone and also the 23rd best state school in the South East of England. The Sunday Times Parent Power Schools Guide 2018 ranks schools by GCSE and A level examination results. It also gives parents statistics on university destinations of school leavers.
Invicta is one of the few secondary schools in Kent being chosen for the top 100 schools in England and top 25 in the South East. In fact, only 4 non super selective schools in Kent achieved these rankings.
Julie Derrick, head teacher, was thrilled by the recognition. She said: "Invicta staff, students and parents work very hard together and deserve this accolade. At Invicta, we do not sit back on our success, indeed the school has a constant drive to improve ourselves, our students are very well taught and provided with a unique plethora of opportunities to enrich and develop themselves into well rounded citizens of the 21st century. I am proud of our students' achievement and grateful to the hard working staff and supportive parents, who have made Invicta the special school it is today."
Invicta students achieved 73% A*-B grades at A level and 65% A*/A or 9-7 grades at GCSE in 2017. Students also achieved a Progress 8 score of 0.74, meaning that they scored, in every subject, nearly 3/4 of a grade higher than their peers nationally of the same ability.
Invicta students also raised nearly £50,000 for charity in 2016-2017. Besides the outstanding academic achievements, Invicta is also known as a leading school in opportunities for students in music, the arts, sports, close links with universities, businesses, local community and international links with schools from over 20 countries.
A Level Results
Invicta Grammar School’s A Level students achieve an outstanding set of results once again!
Invicta is thrilled for their students’ future once again, as Year 13 students achieved superb results with 73% of all grades being A*, A or B grades this year. These grades reflect the dedication and hard work of our students who have also raised over £50,000 - an exceptional amount of money for both local and national charities in 2017-2018.
Invicta is proud to be voted the best school in Kent by parents in the Real School’s Guide survey earlier this summer. Our examination results are an apt reflection of this parental confidence.
Out of a cohort of 156 Year 13 students, nearly 200 A* and A grades were achieved, with 100% A* - E grades and 10.5% A* grades being obtained.
This year, we are delighted that more than a third (35%) of all our Year 13 students achieved A* to B grade in two or more facilitating subjects. This is a remarkable achievement which has provided life-changing opportunities for more of our students than ever before to access the Russell Group universities.
We are also delighted to report that a significant number of students have successfully secured Cambridge, Medicine, Veterinary Science and Dentistry places:
Victoria Starling – will study Music at Cambridge.
Muskaan Ali – will study Dentistry at King’s College.
Alice Hill – will study Dentistry at Cardiff
Mae Jones – will study Veterinary Science at Surrey.
Hannah Stanley – will study Veterinary Science at Surrey.
Katie Walker – will study Medicine at Nottingham.
Julie Derrick, Headteacher, commented “I am extremely proud and excited about the wonderful futures for our students, given the outstanding examination results that they have achieved this year. More Invicta students than ever before will head off to the best universities; continuing the exciting journey that they started with us seven years ago. I am grateful to the hard work and dedication of all the staff at Invicta and the invaluable support of our parents. I am proud of our partnership which has greatly benefited our hard working students.”
“Our students have yet again risen to the challenge of combining their own academic achievement with charitable work, to not only give themselves the best possible opportunities moving forward, but also to improve the lives of others in their local, national and international community.”
The school is delighted with notable achievements for the following students who obtained the following combination of A* grades:
Bryony Jenner – 3 A* grades
Sophie Scott – 3 A* grades
Hannah Stanley – 3 A* grades
Eleanor Kemp – 2 A* and 2 A grades
Honor Bolton – 2 A* and 1 A grades
Daisy Hillier – 2 A* and 1 A grades
Eden Reynolds – 2 A* and 1 A grades
Alanna Shand – 2 A* and 1 A grades
At Invicta, we value the enrichment and personal development of our students. Our Extended Project Qualification results are testament to the fact that our students thrive on the opportunities they have through our curriculum, to develop their independent study in preparation for university. Twenty one students achieved A*/A grades in the Extended Project Qualification. This is an amazing achievement which aptly endorses Invicta’s commitment to developing well rounded students.
GCSE Level Results are yet again outstanding!
Invicta Grammar School is delighted with another fantastic set of GCSE results!
Students at Invicta Grammar School achieved not only an outstanding set of A Level results but also gained a superb set of GCSE results with 65% of all grades are 7 to 9 or A*/A grades; a superb achievement despite the high volatility of the reformed GCSE this year.
Most GCSE subjects were reformed this year and students are awarded 9 to 1 grades instead of A* to U. In the new grading system, grades 7 or higher are considered grades A or higher in the old system.
Julie Derrick, Headteacher, commented ‘We are exceptionally proud of our students and staff. The examination results are testament to their dedication and commitment in a time when we have a great deal of changes in educational reform, with moving grade boundaries and substantially more rigour in the content of all subjects. It is a real pleasure to see so many happy young women excited at their achievements and to be returning to Invicta for the next stage of their life journey. Putting these results together with our excellent A Level results makes Invicta the number one choice of secondary school in Maidstone.”
Invicta is proud to be voted the best school in Kent by parents in the Real School’s Guide survey earlier this summer. Today’s results are an apt reflection of this parental confidence.
100% of our Year 11 students achieved the benchmark of 5 grades at A*-C and 4 to 9 including English and Mathematics. In addition to this, our trend for both consistency and continual improvement is cemented with the following:
- 67 students achieved 8 or more A*/A or 9 – 7 grades.
- 114 students achieved 5 or more A*/A or 9 – 7 grades.
- 9 students achieved 9 grades 8, 9 or A*
- 27 students achieved 8 grades 8, 9 or A*.
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2017 Progress 8 Score - 0.74.
2017 Attainment 8 Score - 68.44.