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13/11/18

Everyone has it in them to be creative! Jo Loves candle workshop. https://t.co/rVTPHHYyuV

13/11/18

Well done to our Senior Maths Team for competing in the UKMT Senior Maths Challenge Regional Finals today at Holcombe Grammar! https://t.co/9okLwcPwHx

13/11/18

"No such thing as a free lunch" - Year 12 and 13 students completing hands on programming tasks to earn their lunch great day learning outside the classroom. https://t.co/oBbo2I8lFu

13/11/18

Looking forward to welcoming you all to our event https://t.co/KYIRa6DS8A

12/11/18

Retweeted From VIPS@Holboroughlakes

We held a wonderful Remembrance service today, led by Father Matthew Buchan who was in Afghanistan during the Iraq war. After the service, all the children, along with some parents, created remembrance artwork in their classrooms. https://t.co/J6D2DmPSFT

12/11/18

Year 13 have been learning about the importance of resilience and positivity in business from the UK's leading entrepreneur Jo Malone. https://t.co/i8ZZEVR1pM

12/11/18

Friends of Invicta Grammar School (FIGS), AGM 15 November 7.30pm at Invicta Grammar School. All parents welcome. Please follow the signs from reception.

12/11/18

Don’t forget we have the bookstall with a selection of quality fiction at our Year 8 consultation event tonight. All books sold raise funds for the library! Cash or cheques only

12/11/18

Year 10 have been testing out the different types of production; batch, flow and job by making paper cars! https://t.co/GCfJIpeBn5

12/11/18

Orbis provided A Level computer science students with a wonderful day including hands-on programming, consideration of Cloud services and a brief introduction to the world of Economics! Thanks to and https://t.co/u7SatOTt3X

09/11/18

Year 11 completing their compulsory practical session for the identification of ions! https://t.co/cNS6n4ZY7X

09/11/18

7T dissecting chicken wings to identify the bicep, tricep, radius, ulna, humerus and the tendons that hold the muscles to the bones! Why not get your daughter to show you at home! https://t.co/yocD1qtyee

09/11/18

Remembering those who gave their lives in 'The Line of Duty' with Poppy Cards, 2 minutes silence, a cake sale and an Armed Forces Non Uniform Day. https://t.co/DTLDFnfirl

09/11/18

Year 10 have been testing Newton's third law of motion today! The balloon exerts a force on the air and the air exerts an equal but opposite force on the balloon! The balloon then accelerates! https://t.co/aHzwkLYcJB

09/11/18

Great to see our Year 2’s working hard as usual! https://t.co/YOjOAHDauc

09/11/18

Big thank you to Lizzie from Maidstone Hockey Club for teaching us all something new at hockey club last night, everyone enjoyed it very much. We can't wait for next week! https://t.co/BKRoFQDyzH

08/11/18

Don't forget non-uniform day tomorrow - Friday, 9 November. We are looking forward to seeing your armed forces themed wear! £1 on the door for our RAG charities https://t.co/2YPTd33xHz

08/11/18

The World Challenge girls had a good POP session yesterday, doing some fitness to get them expedition ready! https://t.co/7rJRmAuMCE

08/11/18

Well done Jessika. Keep it up!

07/11/18

We have our first cross-stitch masterpiece completed in POP this afternoon! The rest of the group are working hard to complete their own masterpieces. https://t.co/0v8qnt9cEm

07/11/18

We received a phone call from a passenger travelling on the No 6 bus. She wanted to praise our students for ‘their exemplary behaviour, the bus was very busy and many students stood up to offer the elderly their seats'. Well done to any girls that travel on the No 6 bus!

07/11/18

7G have been using microscopes in science this morning to look at onion cells and cheek cells. They loved it! https://t.co/tdVJ1WRqEH

07/11/18

Year 7 have been conducting their very own science experiment in food technology this morning to see the science behind cupcake making! They worked in groups of four and missed out an ingredient each and then recored their results. https://t.co/2CdqtYrqzM

06/11/18

Year 10 are making chocolate orange mousse this afternoon in their GCSE food technology lesson. https://t.co/5Sb44YrxGN

05/11/18

Year 12 are studying Carol Ann Duffy's latest poem 'The Wound in Time' in their English lesson this afternoon as part of the WW1 centenary. https://t.co/UHl3NMozud

05/11/18

35 of our students have been shortlisted, from 550 entries, in the Armistice 100 Schools Poetry Prize competition. These students poems will be in a book published by Carol Ann Duffy and will attend an awards ceremony later this month. Well done girls, we are very proud!

02/11/18

The preparations for the World War 1 centenary are well underway - with our POPpies display nearly finished. And the crocheted POPpies handmade by students also now on sale! https://t.co/4FQNZmFPSi

02/11/18

Please contact the school office to speak to Mrs Finlay or Mrs Rush if you would like to join us. https://t.co/aQ48mWG1Aw

01/11/18

Thank you Miss Parry for our books, it was nice to see you and great fun giving you a tour of our new school! - Evie and Harriet https://t.co/NMzRDJVCTP

01/11/18

Year 8 are hard at work making iPhone and iPad stands in their DT lesson. https://t.co/VjR0LDVj43

01/11/18

Yesterday afternoon the gymnastics POP group had a great session at Pegasus Gym Club testing out their skills on the bars, beam and rings. https://t.co/RWhX6Uo4FA

31/10/18

The CSI Invicta Team have been extracting DNA from strawberries this afternoon. https://t.co/R8mLF7PupP

31/10/18

Young Chamber's Spooktacular Bake Sale with toffee apples, halloween cookies and cakes has sold out! What a scary break time treat.👻 https://t.co/AY9ZQQMWsr

31/10/18

A huge congratulations to Eleanor in 9T, who performed at the Mercure Hotel for The Young Lives Foundation in October. We have received a letter commending her exceptional harp playing. Well done, we are very proud.

30/10/18

Year 7 have been busy in History preparing for their mock election, deciding who should be King in 1066. Today they presented their campaigns with flyers, posters, badges and flags. The deciding vote was for Harald Hadrada to be crowned! https://t.co/yfgOG6Risj

30/10/18

In Year 13's Chemistry lesson this morning the students have been making buffer solution and testing their PH using probes. https://t.co/sjWZd9oSe0

29/10/18

Wishing every success and Good Luck to all our Year 11 students sitting their GCSE Mocks this week.

29/10/18

How much do you know about Shakespeare? This morning, our Year 7's have been challenged to a Shakespeare Quiz in their English lesson! https://t.co/W46N4MFyHq

26/10/18

Don't forget dance auditions for the school production on Tuesday 30 October, shortly followed by the cast list. Good luck everyone! https://t.co/HyzuBMIYDb

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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