Certificate Presentation 2015
We were delighted to welcome our 2014-2015 A Level and GCSE students and their families to our annual Prize Giving Ceremony on Monday, 14 December 2015. The evening was Invicta's chance to celebrate our students' fantastic achievements. Last year’s Year 11 students gained 100% 5 A*-C and 62% A*/A grades in their GCSE studies and our Year 13 achieved 70% A*/B grades at A Level. These were yet again the best A Level results in Maidstone.
We were also delighted to welcome Sadie Morgan and Victoria Wallace as our guest speakers.
Sadie is a co-founding director at the award-winning practice, dRMM Architects, renowned for creating innovative, high quality and socially useful architecture. Sadie presented GCSE certificates and prizes and had the following inspirational advice for our students: Cherish friendships; Believe in what you do; Its ok to have crazy ideas; Don’t be afraid to experiment; Enjoy yourself; Inspire your team; Push yourself; Be open to mad opportunities; Don’t take yourself too seriously; Share your success with those who helped you achieve it; Keep your examination certificates!. She urged the students to “Go forward and make your own history”.
Victoria Wallace is currently Director General of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, an international body which look after the graves and memorials of the 1.7 million people who lost their lives during the two World Wars. After a career in the diplomatic service, she was the Chief Executive of Leeds Castle for ten years. Victoria spoke on the theme of “Courage and Kindness”. She said that she had been fortunate in her career path but had been helped by two very inspirational senior women. Back in 1987 it would have been unusual to have women in such senior roles. Victoria said that having life plan was fantastic but she had always taken chances. She told the students: “You are in the driving seat, live for now and not just where you are heading too. Be brave. Trust your instinct. You are better than you think you are. Choose your own destiny. If the door is locked then climb out the window!” Victoria presented certificates and prizes to our A level students.
It was a wonderful evening of celebration of the fantastic achievements of our students and the support of their parents. Families were invited to drinks and canapés after the main presentations, giving them the chance to catch up with friends and staff.
We would like to thank Mrs Lloyd who was the Master of Ceremonies, Mr Riley and the Invicta House Band featuring Lucy Christmas on vocals, Mrs Stafford for her impeccable organisation and the rest of the Invicta team involved in making the evening such a success.