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18/03/19

On Saturday we welcomed Year 5's for an 'Introduction to Filmmaking'. Where they planned, directed and then filmed their own mini movies.📽️ We loved seeing you all and cannot wait to see you again! https://t.co/JwD8DeozKm

15/03/19

Thank you to everyone for attending our Young Chamber business lunch, with special thanks to the events sponsor and our guest speaker . Also a very big well done to the Young Chamber team for all their hard work in preparation for this event! https://t.co/WTximOsWnM

15/03/19

The girls have got their accessories on and have donated to this morning! Don't they look fabulous? https://t.co/MMzT6Av7Dp

14/03/19

Today we welcomed Year 5 students for our annual 'Primary STEM Challenge'. Well done to you all for your hard work! https://t.co/EHVRMz8vU2

14/03/19

A Level Art and Photograph have been getting creative by responding to the artist Yves Klien as part of their A Level exam unit. https://t.co/d4hxSY9AEG

13/03/19

Our favourite part of the stand was the Brain puzzle along with the awesome periodic table pens! https://t.co/lAuCSVkE5n

13/03/19

The fun and engineering challenges continues https://t.co/waAyfXg4jm

13/03/19

Here and already enjoying our day of exploration ! https://t.co/WSrIU5L3KJ

13/03/19

We are on our way https://t.co/n0V0bnwxNv

12/03/19

Congratulations to the winners of our Teacher’s Favourite Book Competition, organised by Lucy in Year 9. Students had to match first sentence to a title to identify the favourite books of 17 members of staff. https://t.co/kzCSj9nF8k

12/03/19

Yesterday's activity, as part of our STEAM Week, was a Food Science Experiment! https://t.co/DuUGnFF9KQ

12/03/19

Year 7 have been reading the book 'Noughts and Crosses' by in English and today have created their own poems using a page of the book and then drawn a picture to showcase them. https://t.co/tykIdU9wiz

11/03/19

Congratulations to who came first in our Secondary Maths Challenge Final this afternoon, along with our Invicta team who were Runners Up! Thank you also to and for coming. https://t.co/QQ9OkQK4PZ

11/03/19

Well done to Kiu Yan Shuen in Year 10 for creating this masterpiece all about the Globe Theatre for History. Keep up the outstanding work! https://t.co/UWtYLIMu4J

11/03/19

Year 8 have been getting creative in Geography this morning, producing their very own shanty towns! https://t.co/2SthNYT1bz

08/03/19

We've had a busy day of fundraising today for with non-uniform and a bake sale. Along with an eating competition in which teachers went head to head to eat various different foods ranging from dog food, crickets, doughnuts off a string and a surprise 'man vs dog'. https://t.co/nroYrZNvxW

08/03/19

Happy International Women's Day! Although it is just one day, here at Invicta we like to celebrate our young women every day of the year. https://t.co/eBEQgv6sr6

08/03/19

Lovely to see so many students browsing and talking about books at the book fair hosted by the library, yesterday lunchtime. Along with lots of other book related activities run by our library prefects. https://t.co/LNdPNLmlyX

08/03/19

Blue and Yellow Non Uniform Day to Support the Guide Dogs Association. We are looking forward to the biscuit sale and break time and lots of fundraising activities at lunch! https://t.co/6YzKPEBor5

07/03/19

Today's activity, as part of our STEAM Week, was the Mummification of an orange! The girls had to remove the inside, dry it, then wrap it up. We will check back in a few weeks to see the completed mummification. https://t.co/0IrbtANMZu

07/03/19

Yesterday afternoon we welcomed 11 Primary Schools for our annual Year 5 Football Tournament. Well done to all the teams that competed and well done to who came first! 🏆⚽️ https://t.co/Mx5aOpvsBW

07/03/19

In celebration of our Staff and Lower School Students have dressed up as their favourite book characters! What a great effort made by you all. https://t.co/a1XskS6rAo

06/03/19

To celebrate World Book Day all students will receive a token which they can use to gain a £1 discount on a book at the Book Fair in the library tomorrow lunchtime. https://t.co/bL4JL4K3xz

06/03/19

The Wellbeing Change Team met this week and our student members will be moving forward on developing a student notice board raising awareness of wellbeing support available at Invicta. Coming soon to Main block!

06/03/19

The Sixth Form Prefect Hustings have been underway this week, with our hopeful Year 12 students presenting to all year groups why they should be our new Head Girl or Boy! https://t.co/xHy9TarTeN

05/03/19

Congratulations to all pupils offered a place in Year 7 at Invicta for September 2019. A welcome pack will be posted to you today, please complete and return by Friday, 15 March. We look forward to you joining us in September! https://t.co/Jmuu38GE0i

04/03/19

Year 7 have been conducting their very own science experiment in food technology today, to see the science behind baking cupcakes! They worked in groups of four and missed out an ingredient each and then recorded their results. https://t.co/tCf5q8UWkB

04/03/19

The FIGS Pamper Night on Saturday was a great success! Our girls loved being treated and filling up on popcorn and sweets whilst watching . Thank you to the FIGS Team for organising an amazing evening - we cannot wait for next year! https://t.co/eIMOfofTwA

01/03/19

Good luck to all the Year 6's receiving their school offers today! We look forward to welcoming our new students to Invicta very soon.

01/03/19

Yesterday our Year 10 Mathematicians competed in Maths Feast hosted by . They had a great day and managed to win round 2, well done girls! https://t.co/JFEX4R0UHe

01/03/19

The Year 9 GCSE Spanish girls are kicking their morning off with a debate about School Uniforms, all spoken in Spanish. Some very good points made along with some great pronunciation! https://t.co/QrYocvpTZ3

28/02/19

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As part of our staff development day we spent time publishing, we love these displays of the children's amazing work! https://t.co/abe3wylorU

28/02/19

There are still some tickets left for Saturday! https://t.co/ZS5qdHIkEo

27/02/19

Congratulations to Year 12 for their outstanding engagement in the National Citizen Service Summer Programme. Over 60 students took part and as a result we have been named a 'Champion School' and awarded the gold award! https://t.co/fNOExDY3Am

27/02/19

Aleksandra in Year 7 has painted this wonderful piece of artwork over the half term, what an amazing creation! https://t.co/NjWcvEZGCC

26/02/19

This week's Invicta Blog has been posted! Click the link to find out what we've got in store for the term ahead... https://t.co/AyZQI18hMK

25/02/19

This morning we greeted 25 Year 4 students for our all day 'Mini Beasts' (Art/DT) Workshop. We hope you enjoyed it and have learnt something new. We cannot wait to see you again soon! https://t.co/845rLNVydJ

25/02/19

Today we welcome back all our fantastic students and staff. Here is to another great term of improvement and achievement! https://t.co/caJpnxLnoq

19/02/19

We are excited to share that Ore in Year 7 has been secretly working on a book and has had it published! This is her first book and hopes to inspire other young writers out there by sharing her love for reading and writing. Well done Ore we are so proud of you! https://t.co/slCNLNZp4K

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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