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19/01/21

There has never before been a better time to nominate staff for the Kent Teacher of the Year? There are categories for every role from teachers to technicians. Anyone can make a nomination. https://t.co/2roFThmGOT https://t.co/4Vpzgg4yCh

19/01/21

Retweeted From VIPS@Leybournechase

We are currently looking for a Parent Governor - do you have a passion for education and would you like to help make a difference? Find more details here: https://t.co/pDYmWrR4fE

19/01/21

7A Geographers enjoying their discussion on TNCs such as and why they alter their products for the markets in different countries. https://t.co/07Ufg3TQ2L

19/01/21

7A presenting their upcycled fish drawings to Miss Brown & Mr Mena which they will now make over the next few lessons, hopefully we will be able to share with you some shots of the final products later on! https://t.co/r3w1zWwa8T

18/01/21

Jan-u-Fit Update: Staff have travelled an amazing 1800km in 15days, however our students are in the lead with a staggering 3318km a superb effort! Don’t forget to donate to via our just giving page. https://t.co/diuo1bAzE0

18/01/21

Don’t forget the other important religious and cultural events happening this month! 23rd Jan is Chinese New Year this one is the year 4710 – The Year of the Dragon! 31st Jan is the birthday of Guru Har Rai the seventh prophet/teacher of Sikhism. https://t.co/1ny8iSyvrx

18/01/21

Our Year 12 Geography students are studying Maidstone and a contrasting area -Middlesbrough as part of Regenerating Places. Here is a selection of their academic posters displaying the initial data researched. https://t.co/uMiFGV2rXX

18/01/21

Mrs Bolton was out and about early this morning delivering to our KS4 Book Group - we are looking forward to exploring this title https://t.co/e2xD1omGbO

18/01/21

With thanks again to another great week ahead with https://t.co/0hdg7dJaYe

18/01/21

Retweeted From Mid Kent Mind

Today is day - so we wanted to share one of our favourite graphics we have seen with Pooh and Piglet. This graphic emphasises how invaluable friends can be - supporting us when we may not feel like ourselves, until we feel a little bit better. 💙 https://t.co/MUKLaFeCND

15/01/21

In Psychology today we explored why we forget and will cover ‘interference’, i.e. forgetting because one memory blocks another. https://t.co/S5oECOOeLC

15/01/21

Part 1 of 2: Our WDYW campaign has really shown our students creativity this week! https://t.co/viBLAD9tP9

15/01/21

Well done Emma these look amazing. https://t.co/OAjPcaA1y5

15/01/21

8A had a “bring your pet to form time” day today! The girls loved showing the class their pets and telling funny stories about them. https://t.co/2tK3evpnx8

15/01/21

Well done to all Year 11 students who completed their English GCSE Speaking and Listening exams this week. Such a wide range of topics, from fashion to discrimination – the English team certainly learnt a lot! https://t.co/vAFUmXDnts

15/01/21

Willow Update: She is making lovely progress with her training on lead. Off the lead, Willow’s recall to voice and whistle is very good, although whenever it’s windy it takes her longer to return as she loves to chase the leaves blowing in the wind! https://t.co/eN9v9NJpKy

14/01/21

Happy Pongal! Pongal is a Hindu harvest festival celebrated particularly among the South Indian and Tamil communities. Learn more from our Year 9 expert Chandana! https://t.co/igc6aYbWoy

14/01/21

Glad to hear our Year 8 'Virtual' Parent Consultations were a success. https://t.co/dFt4fLcRVb

14/01/21

Students in Year 7 RS are studying Hinduism this term. Today, they grapple with the way Hindus view God, or rather Brahman – the supreme spirit. These analogies bring us closer to wisdom. https://t.co/3i5nJUE9me

14/01/21

Thank you to Daniel for making these delicious treats for all 9 VIAT schools. So glad to hear you all enjoyed them. https://t.co/R1TzHXZgHu

14/01/21

Year 9 photography taking their cars off on an adventure in the style of https://t.co/PI42wqubu3

14/01/21

We are excited for our second virtual workshop taking place this afternoon – Year 5 Computer Science! https://t.co/Yn18SgoLFi

13/01/21

We love connecting with our transition students! Yesterday saw our first virtual workshop – Year 6 Dance!’ Jaunita and Katy performing the dance they created during the Workshop https://t.co/v8mUynzuEr

13/01/21

Exploring ethical debates with Year 8 in RS this week, “Do we ever face a conflict of morals?” https://t.co/G4WVjscgrc

13/01/21

In Psychology today: Next in our exploration of models of memory comes ‘Types of long-term memory’. Here’s a podcast about ‘the man who couldn’t remember’. https://t.co/1YSZoZaQgl

13/01/21

What will you all be doing for 'Why don't you Wednesday' Don't forget to send your photos into Keepingbusy. https://t.co/RZlAiEClYr

12/01/21

Today in Psychology we looked at the first of three models of memory, the so-called ‘multi-store model’. Here’s an explanation we viewed. https://t.co/LoVMe2ZnvL

12/01/21

Our teachers are looking forward to meeting our Year 8 parents this evening and again tomorrow for 'Virtual Consultation Evening' https://t.co/VerOQDaHbA

12/01/21

Celebrating religion and culture at Invicta. January will also host the 3rd World Religion Day, this year on the 19 Jan. A day to foster interfaith understanding and harmony by emphasising what religions share in their values and teachings. https://t.co/nyWjOvKgtS

12/01/21

Brilliant resources for those on a budget or Thanks to https://t.co/RVwBSYzHDM

11/01/21

Our RS department recommends The Dalai Lama in conversation with Greta Thunberg and leading scientists about The Crisis of Climate. https://t.co/y0COkZ9VUD

11/01/21

Teaching our students about other cultures and religions, look out for the Mahayana Buddhist New Year. This year it’s the 28th Jan. Mahayana Buddhists light candles to bring happiness and good luck. https://t.co/YQq3C44956

11/01/21

Murran in Year 8 has been very busy over the weekend cooking a delicious meal. This looks really tasty! https://t.co/mf0Rzj0uIf

11/01/21

Today in Psychology classes we start our study of ‘Memory’ by exploring coding, capacity and duration of memory. Here’s a great demonstration of a good memory. https://t.co/7Dc27Cp4pv

11/01/21

This weeks Geogglebox watching! With thanks to https://t.co/RmaMVUq55m

08/01/21

Miss Baudean is loving 10R French Students for taking ownership of their learning and letting her know what they think would be more beneficial for them. 🤣👍 https://t.co/U1W5KRUr1d

08/01/21

Wow what a success 'Why don't you..Wednesday' was. We loved seeing all your photos sent in. We look forward to seeing your activities next week! https://t.co/h7D4jgDQ1g

08/01/21

For all students 16+ will continue online. Delivered by world-class experts and include lecturers like Professor Chris Whitty , Edith Hall (Classics), QC (Law) and (Cultural History) https://t.co/GxXU0y3dgM

08/01/21

Retweeted From Leeds Castle, Kent

Back to home learning? The resources are once again here to help! 👩‍🏫 Visit the Home Education section on our website to download useful learning activities and test your knowledge with online quizzes: https://t.co/1EobOU7X5h https://t.co/o0qEp1y5Cr

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.