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23/05/19

Year 8G had a fantastic afternoon for their 'Preparation for Employment Afternoon' thank you very much to ! https://t.co/FD5cRxpIGy

23/05/19

We asked students to suggest names, they were drawn from a hat and Bubbles was the winner!

23/05/19

Invicta students enjoying a lovely welcome breakfast from our host school Enrico Tosi here in Lombardy Italy! The students are loving the mini croissants.

22/05/19

We are delighted to welcome Bubbles into the world! A great opportunity for us to sponsor another Guide Dog and what a cute puppy she is! Welcome to our family Bubbles. https://t.co/3fa1a6wo8o

21/05/19

It was lovely to see so many girls and their parents at our Year 5 Open Evening last night. We hope everyone enjoyed their lessons and we look forward to welcoming you all to Invicta again, very soon! https://t.co/bMgteXSeCS

20/05/19

Tonight we welcome prospective parents and their daughter to our annual Year 5 Open Evening. We look forward to meeting you all soon!

20/05/19

Well done to all the Bronze D of E groups who carried out their practice expedition - you all worked very hard! https://t.co/28m3ZPQAQr

17/05/19

It is Flower Day! Today we welcomed summer and got our floral on - all in aid of our RAG charities! https://t.co/Tn1rDlX1ra

17/05/19

On Wednesday our Year 8 girls enjoyed a day in the sun in Ypres learning about WW1 and the trenches! https://t.co/zHXDHlAsUi

16/05/19

Yesterday Mrs Bolton attended with a small group of school librarians and Book Trust staff to select books for the Secondary Library Pack next year. She can't tell us what was chosen but promises we will be receiving some fantastic titles! " https://t.co/v8CX5tIBlS

16/05/19

Are you a former student of Invicta? Why not join our Facebook Alumni Group ... https://t.co/UQb5o3Lfky

15/05/19

Yesterday lunchtime Invicta teaching staff and Year 13 boys played a rounders match against Year 13 girls. With the staff showing the students how its done! A great afternoon had by all! https://t.co/CZj8fYQ0Jd

15/05/19

What a great afternoon of Beauty and the Beast themed biscuit icing, ahead of the production in July! https://t.co/iSccrbmUGq

14/05/19

Retweeted From VIAT

Don't miss Invicta Grammar School’s Year 5 open event on Monday 20 May, 6pm to 8pm. There will be a talk from Headteacher, Mrs Derrick, and lots of other helpful information, including a parent and child taster lesson! Book here: https://t.co/P9nchZ7EyM https://t.co/XjCQPZY09h

10/05/19

Win £5000 for our school library and £100 of book tokens for you too! https://t.co/YQGgARTrks

09/05/19

Invicta is excited to welcome the Wolfe/Zerpa Falcon duo (Violin and Piano) to the auditorium on Wednesday 15 May at 6pm for a recital of Beethoven and Mozart. Tickets are £5 adults and £3 for students, and all are welcome!

09/05/19

32 Year 9 students had the opportunity to attend the launch event of the new Adventure Zone in Mote Park last week. They loved it! https://t.co/jjllYK5412

08/05/19

Well done to Mrs Billingham and our Year 9 Students for the fantastic cakes they made for the Heart of Kent Hospice Bluebell Walk Cake Table on Sunday! £1,100 was raised for the from this cake table. 🍰 https://t.co/DcJVq59Ph0

08/05/19

Retweeted From Urban Blue

Thanks to for allowing us to come along this morning to talk to your students about "Safe socialising". You have the honour of being our first school talk 😀

03/05/19

With exam season starting, we feel this is great advice for all students who are feeling slightly anxious and overwhelmed - definitely worth the read! https://t.co/8GxyMhqbVL

03/05/19

Evia in Year 7 won the alternative book jacket competition at the recent Maidstone Area Book Awards for her beautiful alternative for Stargazing for Beginners https://t.co/iOZHbbg05C

03/05/19

What a fantastic opportunity! https://t.co/zTC9jHIolM

03/05/19

Congratulations to Nicole, the winner of the library Easter Photo competition for a superb photo of her reading whilst capsizing a canoe and to the runner up Charlotte for reading during an eye test. https://t.co/9fYjPnXAVd

02/05/19

Retweeted From VIPS@Kingshill

This week children from years 4, 5 and 6 participated in a samba music workshop run by Miss Fletcher, music teacher at . They learnt and practised a selection of different rhythms through a variety of fun activities, before playing them using some instruments. https://t.co/g6HwLgNxoU

02/05/19

Are you up to date with the latest Invicta News? No... why not catch up! https://t.co/XPVeBJWD7i

02/05/19

On Tuesday, Invicta hosted the Maidstone Area Book Awards , it was lovely to meet the visiting author and having so many local schools attend. https://t.co/3KOEYPAMnH

01/05/19

It was lovely to welcome you all to our school today and we hope you had a great time! https://t.co/WPQXLPfC7r

01/05/19

Retweeted From Maidstone Area Book Awards

Lovely afternoon spent celebrating books and reading. Even better that our guest author turned out to be the winner! https://t.co/K0sqKFt6W8

01/05/19

Retweeted From VIPS@Holboroughlakes

Year 6 were visited by Mr Crouch from Invicta Grammar School , who taught us how to dissect a heart. https://t.co/T8lpOesYug

30/04/19

The bees have arrived. This morning a colony of bees were delivered - ready for beekeeping club!🐝 https://t.co/2cKoI3qz5S

30/04/19

On Saturday we welcomed our new Year 7's to our annual New Entrants' Language Workshop, where they enjoyed learning new languages and making new friends! 🇪🇸🇫🇷🇩🇪 https://t.co/Da6kUMNQRQ

29/04/19

We’ve been lucky enough to have a professional photographer in today! Many thanks to & https://t.co/8mwrICLcdH

29/04/19

Retweeted From Laurie Boeshart

Thank you https://t.co/omCU1wn53w

26/04/19

All silver Duke of Edinburgh groups are off on the first leg of their three day journey, clouds looking rather ominous! https://t.co/u8ygE5QsMx

24/04/19

Today we welcomed Bethany, a former student, who spoke to our Year 13 Psychology students about her time studying the subject and her experiences at Lincoln University! https://t.co/l7h5Kr4g2z

24/04/19

Don't miss Invicta Grammar School’s Year 5 open event on Monday 20 May from 6pm to 8pm. There will be a talk from Headteacher, Mrs Derrick, and lots of other helpful information including a parent and child taster lesson!

24/04/19

Don't miss Invicta Grammar School’s Year 5 open event on Monday 20 May from 6pm to 8pm. There will be a talk from Headteacher, Mrs Derrick, and lots of other helpful information including a parent and child taster lesson!

24/04/19

Don't miss Invicta Grammar School’s Year 5 open event on Monday 20 May from 6pm to 8pm. There will be a talk from Headteacher, Mrs Derrick, and lots of other helpful information including a parent and child taster lesson!

24/04/19

Don't miss Invicta Grammar School’s Year 5 open event on Monday 20 May from 6pm to 8pm. There will be a talk from Headteacher, Mrs Derrick, and lots of other helpful information including a parent and child taster lesson!

24/04/19

Have you got your tickets yet? https://t.co/NvYihVxhKu

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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