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19/01/19

Good luck to our girls running for the Maidstone District team in Dover. We look forward to hearing how you get on! 🏃🏻‍♀️

19/01/19

You played very well boys, well done! https://t.co/d2CjjUmAx3

18/01/19

For anyone who still wants to attend our Burns Night Celebrations, you have until Monday to buy tickets and place your menu choices! https://t.co/h039KL0YlF

18/01/19

Calling all confident parents! https://t.co/mCcQVKbKdv

18/01/19

Great work Anastasia, keep it up!

17/01/19

The Year 9 GCSE Food Technology girls have been learning how to section a whole chicken this morning! https://t.co/OKlPt6u9Pp

17/01/19

Day 1 in Geneva at the FerMUM Conference. The girls are getting into the swing of things and looking forward to a day of debating! https://t.co/iMRidjZD8a

16/01/19

Retweeted From VIAT

We have a wide range of high quality, modern facilities across our schools which we offer for hire for either one-off events, or on a regular basis. Please click on the link to see and book the facilities we have to offer - https://t.co/2Tv4upQo8g

16/01/19

So much history what an incredible place! https://t.co/2EXnaUmIwQ

16/01/19

This is a great opportunity, and we encourage our students to apply! https://t.co/S04YufnGlu

15/01/19

It's not too late for you to sign up if you are interested in a career in teaching!👩‍🏫 https://t.co/O4RlXZeFDj

15/01/19

Do you think one of our hard working teams of staff, support staff or volunteers deserve to be recognised? Why not follow the link and submit your nominations! https://t.co/LpKtGnaPcL

14/01/19

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you once again for your generosity for the Salvation Army Parcel Project in December. The images below show the beginning of the journey for each and every item donated – can you spot yours?! https://t.co/uMrzy23IgO

14/01/19

Well done to all our hard working Year 9, 10 and 12's for all your hard work in last weeks exams! Also, a huge good luck to Years 7 and 8 for this weeks exams. We are so proud of all your hard work, keep it up!

11/01/19

Have you read Mrs Derrick's recent blog yet? Follow the link to catch up: https://t.co/Nr1Ncp7IzZ

11/01/19

Great work from our younger students, what amazing creations! https://t.co/oFuHpFodfG

10/01/19

Throwback Thursday to RAG Week! Who's missing the excitement of it as much as we are? https://t.co/vzfwPjdQsA

10/01/19

Last night we welcomed last years Year 13 for their Prize Giving Afternoon. Whilst it was lovely for them to have a nice catchup with old teachers and friends, it was great for us to hear about what they have been up to since leaving! https://t.co/MgC7rYkeQZ

09/01/19

A huge congratulations to Megan in Year 11 who has been nominated for Pupil Library Assistant of the Year Award and Evia in Year 7 who has placed 2nd in the Austin Macauley Publishers Christmas Writing Competition! Well done girls keep up your great work! https://t.co/F5Jwwy2EYW

09/01/19

Yesterday we welcomed our future Year 7's, for another Year 6 Transition Workshop. We hope you enjoyed dancing your hearts out as much as we did! https://t.co/4KqfWbhY0x

07/01/19

There's still time to buy your tickets! https://t.co/h039KL0YlF

07/01/19

We'd like to welcome back all our amazing staff and students today, hope you are all ready for this term and all the great opportunities it will bring us!👩‍🏫

03/01/19

Don’t forget Year 9,10 and 12 exam week when we return. Little and often revision is key and will really help you get the grades you want! https://t.co/KZYb2v3Gvf

02/01/19

Retweeted From JO LOVES

Happy New Year! Bring on the next chapter of the Jo Loves story, we hope you will all be a part of it! ♥️ ✨ #2019 https://t.co/pON0MNrdk9

02/01/19

Wishing everyone a healthy and Happy New Year! Here's to another fantastic year of outstanding achievement, enjoyment and excellence. 🥳 https://t.co/0LKLohdcaL

24/12/18

Retweeted From Hever Castle

'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there; https://t.co/AOXXTyKh0Q

24/12/18

One more sleep to go! 🎅🏻🎄

20/12/18

We hope everyone is having a lovely break and is excited for Christmas like we are! https://t.co/LdkBpfodcW

20/12/18

What a fantastic end to the term! https://t.co/Q6QVzKMjXi

19/12/18

Have you got your tickets yet? Promised to be a night of great food and lots of fun, all in the name of charity. You don't want to miss it! 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 https://t.co/1Us25VbptR

18/12/18

Retweeted From HeartofKentHospice

Last minute stocking fillers or a place name with a difference for over 16's? Pop to the Hospice or into one of our 14 shops to buy your scratchcards this week. Just £1 each, the receiver gets the chance to win £1,000! Keep you eyes peeled for the elf when you pop to the shops! https://t.co/7UFAI4r3Xk

18/12/18

Have you been reading our weekly school blogs? Why not have a read and catch up on all the latest and greatest things that have been happening at Invicta! https://t.co/SN8TKHbsS6

17/12/18

As we have now finished for Christmas lets take a look back at some of our favourite moments in the last term! https://t.co/A1Sc73vei7

13/12/18

Christmas has come early for the DT Department as they have had a brand new Laser cutter fitted today! https://t.co/d0Ol5bRyaM

13/12/18

Who do you choose? 📽️ #raiseandgive

13/12/18

Today's RAG Dress up theme - Disney vs Dreamworks! https://t.co/XOSfYZqR9M

12/12/18

Calling all charities, we are looking for a new home for our beautiful Christmas tree, as we break up for Christmas on Friday! (Decorations not included) https://t.co/WCUCCrQLTA

12/12/18

This lunchtime the students have enjoyed a yummy Christmas Dinner! https://t.co/i7NANJhV82

12/12/18

Our fabulous lunch supervisors are all dressed and ready for today's delicious Christmas lunch! We cannot wait😋 https://t.co/3NhzbF5DUu

12/12/18

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!🎄🤶 https://t.co/cATMQQENWx

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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