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23/09/20

We are excited to support first-ever podcast!#WeRiseByLiftingOthers https://t.co/tKLn6EtPR4

23/09/20

A virtual experience of lunch at Invicta! https://t.co/skDvcRykEY

23/09/20

As lunchtime begins our students are greeted by Mrs Smith & Mrs Weston our amazing Lunchtime Supervisors into the Hall for our grab & go service. video coming shortly! https://t.co/RWo005zMwE

23/09/20

Student Designer of the Day - Harriet Year 9! with her family dog ‘Honey’ Year 9 have been exploring feelings from lockdown/isolation and what has been important to them. Using line and stitch, onto string drawings.#LondonDesignfestival https://t.co/j1xHyZB4zc

23/09/20

Feedback so far confirms our first ‘Virtual’ Consultation Evening was a success! Thank you to our Year 13 Parents for your comments ‘The evening ran smoothly, on time, can this be a long term thing’ https://t.co/GnIqqTU0dn

22/09/20

Some more of the Year 7 Team Build Day - lots of smiling faces https://t.co/gejNJyC586

22/09/20

After starting with Ecological footprints onto a video to mindmaps, Year 8 are are looking to ‘Design a replacement piece of single use plastic environmentally friendly’. We look forward to seeing the designs. https://t.co/azvZtL6vZb

22/09/20

Our second Student Designer of the Day - Iris Year 10! Greece - Inspired by using Macramé and drapery in her work. https://t.co/KXdSEnSZ2w

22/09/20

Retweeted From Valley Park School

Get your 11+ Open Event Tickets and find out more information here: https://t.co/ZyEPOjrcX3

22/09/20

Some of our Year 8 Geography students watching ‘Drowning in Plastic’ before creating mind maps from the film. https://t.co/duZ7fLBKBH

22/09/20

Today our Year 8 Geography students have been learning about plastic pollution. https://t.co/f9vuy5eb0k

22/09/20

Year 7 enjoying their Team Building Day! Lots of fun in the sun ☀️ https://t.co/3hrwU8q033

22/09/20

Student Designer of the Day - Thea Year 10! Japan - Abstract Fashion Designers and Artists, Thea is busy working on Abstract silhouettes and subtraction cutting. https://t.co/y7N7EOn1G1

22/09/20

Year 7 are all systems go - for the Team Build Day ahead what beautiful weather they have for a day on the field....photos to follow later. https://t.co/arOWD1nFTs

22/09/20

Retweeted From KSS Design Group

Our brand-new school with recently opened its doors for the first time to the founding cohort of students – Read more about our latest education project in here https://t.co/AFLIHeZVv8 https://t.co/dxfhb6nsGp

21/09/20

Sadly nothing to do with social distancing on our part, but the company for safety reasons. The Year 7 class photos were taken by our own staff member for their first year.

21/09/20

We are looking forward to seeing our Year 13’s and parents tonight on our first ever ‘Virtual Consultation Evening’.

21/09/20

Student Designer of the Day - Charlotte Year 13! A display of amazing work showing how Art Textiles can link into Biology. Charlotte is looking to progress onto a Print Degree at London College of Fashion https://t.co/Ygpd6NRrHb

21/09/20

It is ‘The Great British Beach Clean/Recycle Week & London Fashion Week’ - Watch out for our tweets this week to see what our students have been up to!

21/09/20

What a fantastic extracurricular programme - Thank you and Well Done Charlotte. https://t.co/UvCbzvCMMH

21/09/20

Charlotte's report - 'CyberFirst Defenders was a brilliant course. For two weeks we were taught how to ethically hack into products and crack passwords. We were kept in a safe ‘lab’ environment at all times. The course was very hands-on ' https://t.co/5Hs1uO6p62

21/09/20

We are proud of all our students as they have been superb in the way in which they are using our ‘one way’ system, face coverings, and the new routines associated with school.

18/09/20

We would like to wish all our students off to University this weekend the very best of luck!

18/09/20

Fantastic to see some of our Year 9 Food students making Ratatouille! https://t.co/NyE4mbFNBu

18/09/20

We are very proud of the fundraising we do at Invicta, supporting many charities https://t.co/aI64ipXsLy

18/09/20

Super proud of one of our VIAT siblings! https://t.co/mVftisH8FN

17/09/20

Retweeted From The Female Lead

We're so excited to announce the arrival of The Female Lead's first-ever podcast! The Making Of... is an 8-part series launching next Wednesday. Subscribe today to be the first to listen: https://t.co/69QXykCSfQ https://t.co/N6c40CtG5m

17/09/20

Retweeted From UK Safer Internet Centre

We are delighted to announce the UK theme for Safer Internet Day 2021! This year the theme is: An internet we trust: exploring reliability in the online world https://t.co/P600VPi98H https://t.co/CHaQvSViNk

17/09/20

CyberCenturion is the perfect way to develop your technical skills and build strong foundations for a rewarding career in the cyber security industry. Miss Fenson will be inviting our students to enter a team https://t.co/BkuQJnXYUs

17/09/20

We are excited to announce that over the summer Invicta was accepted on to the Microsoft Showcase School Incubator Program. This acceptance shows Invicta’s continued commitment and drive to implementing innovative technology in our classrooms and community. https://t.co/a9K35PUbnk

16/09/20

In POP Core this afternoon, Lower School created class collages using individually designed hands with inclusivity and equality messages, as part of our diversity program under the heading 'we are all unique and beautiful, but together with are a masterpiece'.#Diversity https://t.co/Jxc5mHifk5

16/09/20

The Geography Department encourage you to watch this hard hitting documentary, to further develop your geography knowledge! https://t.co/2lZzxqifPu

15/09/20

A question from our Geography Department: How can Geography help meet the sustainable development goals? https://t.co/bIJQceAXG8

15/09/20

Year 11 Food Preparation and Nutrition students enjoyed their first Choux Pastry practical. The girls made Profiteroles and Éclairs whilst learning about food science and developing their high skills. https://t.co/2ta27HHvNq

15/09/20

We are excited to announce our 11+ Open Events for 2020. Use the link below to book your tickets! https://t.co/0P43MLFL8P https://t.co/d7fyi2wU9P

14/09/20

It is Sourdough September, if you didn't make sourdough in lockdown why not have a go now! Make a start by mixing strong flour and water and 'feeding it for a week'. Have a go and send us your pictures.

14/09/20

We have the school photographers in today, with individual staff and student photos in full swing! https://t.co/Lh1gGS2euu

14/09/20

Well done to Bethany-Kirstyn in 8V who has been awarded her Keeping Busy Participation Certificate! https://t.co/torqt5ZBjX

11/09/20

Year 12 have had a fun filled day of Team Building at the field today. Well done to the Senior Prefect Team for organising such a great day! https://t.co/WfH3qrT4GD

11/09/20

Time to meet the next 4 forms, 7T, 7V, 7G and 7S! https://t.co/p5BNXfXRwX

Extended Learning

The Extended Learning programme at Invicta consists of a wide number of different opportunities for students as part of Extended Schools which will enable students to extend both their extra-curricular and super-curricular engagement. The extensive provision available for the whole school community has been accredited with the highest level of Advanced Status and is deemed to be an outstanding provision.

Opportunities include:

Take a New Challenge
Under the heading ‘Take on a new Challenge’ we offer an outstanding programme of Clubs and Societies that take place during the lunchtime, after school or at the weekend.  They cover an extensive range of topics and activities which meets the needs of most of our students.  The choice is considerable and range from Bee Keeping to Astronomy.  The Clubs and Societies Programme offers in excess of 60 Clubs and Societies that students can participate.  We are always keen to support new ideas for additional clubs and societies if they are requested.  

Alongside this Extra Curricular provision we now have an established range of Academic HUBS, a number of student led academic discussion groups providing Super Curricular Opportunities.  The programme for this is also promoted within the Clubs and Societies Fair at the start of the new school year.   Students wanting to join a HUB contact the relevant student scholar.  We now have an established programme of HUB conferences that are held three times a year where students present 10 minutes lectures on an academic topic of their choice followed by a Q&A.

The STEM programme for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths subjects offers a fantastic range of activities and competitions.  STEM is also referred to as STEAM (with the addition of the Arts) ensuring that creativity is at the heart of problem solving and new ideas.  Competitions are encouraged across the school and are at a school, local, national and international level.  Competitions are an excellent way for students to extend interests and to continue to engage with subjects that they are no longer studying in a formal way.   

Lectures
This includes an established lecture programme which is primarily for Upper School students but there are a number of lectures that are open to all years and some also occasional lectures for students from Years 7 to 9.  Speakers are primarily from universities, commerce and industry. The lectures are designed to give students an experience of university style lectures and to inspire wider learning. Lectures this year have included:  'Ypres: turning a Belgian city into an outpost of the British Empire, 1919-1939’, "800 Hundred Years of Allington Castle on the Medway River (on the Site of an Anglo-Saxon Encampment 1200 years ago)”, Managing an NHS Trust, ‘Sylphs in eighteenth-century French Literature’ and Women in Greek Drama’.

Masterclasses
There are also a number of Masterclasses focused around subject clusters or related to sectors of employment. This year they have included Career opportunities in the STEM sector, 'The Surreal Mind', where creative students will take inspiration from the lives of Surrealist artists Lee Miller and Roland Penrose, as told by their granddaughter and also the ’period of the Enlightenment and its influence on Fashion.’ 

Cutural Programme
There is a cultural programme which includes trips to West End theatres and other arts organisations. Performances this year have included Saturday Night Fever, Mary Poppins and Hamilton.  Iconic films are screened regularly and there are many school focused performances across the creative sector.  Many of the public and corridor areas of the school are used as exhibition and gallery spaces.

Public Speaking and Debating:
Invicta hosts annually the Kent Schools Public Speaking competition and two cross county Kent Schools Debating competitions.  Many schools across Kent are regular participants and it has enabled us to develop partnerships with these schools to encourage and develop these vital communication skills.  We have an established Primary Speaks competition programme which encourages Year 5 pupils from a wide range of Primary Schools to compete in Public Speaking and for Invicta students to take on the roles of mentor and coach.  There are regular Invicta school Debate and Public Speaking competitions and there are many opportunities for students to compete at a national level and also to present and to develop communication skills within the wider school calendar.

University Preparation
There are opportunities for students to prepare effectively for applications to the top universities though an established Oxbridge programme of workshops, interview preparation and discussion groups and visits to Oxford and Cambridge.  There are growing links with Harvard and Yale universities in the USA.  Invicta has hosted information evenings on behalf of both universities which have been open to students across the region.

For younger students there is the Inspire programme which involves discussion and debate on super curricular topics and academic focused visits to encourage students to begin preparation for aiming high and to broaden horizons.  The Academic Subject Hub discussion groups led by students are popular with Inspire and Oxbridge students.  All of these programmes are open to all students.

EPQ and the Project Qualifications
There is also a wide range of extended qualifications that the students can take including The Project qualification at levels 1 & 2 and also the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) taken in the Sixth Form.  Invicta is a certified centre for the Art Award Qualification through the Arts Council and students are encouraged to take on these national recognized qualifications at Bronze, Silver or Gold Levels. 

Invicta is also a registered centre for the Arkwright Scholarships in Engineering, one of the most prestigious scholarships open to students in Year 11.  

Another National qualification available is the ‘Duke of Edinburgh Award’.  This is extremely popular at all three levels of Bronze, Silver and Gold.  (Please see section on the website)

Invicta is also a centre for the LAMDA qualification in Public speaking.