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24/01/20

The future is in safe hands. Invicta students propose solutions to global issues on poverty and climate change. https://t.co/cZ0g7msxmJ

23/01/20

1,500 students 'Join the Conversation' to help solve the global issues facing our world. https://t.co/CUkL0QVDIq

23/01/20

Congratulations to the U14/U15 for their 14-3 win against Highworth Grammar School on Wednesday, 22 January. The team were impressive to watch and controlled the game from start to finish. Further congratulations to Gabby who was awarded player of the match! https://t.co/pcSL8WfcWg

23/01/20

Retweeted From Valley Park School

Four Year 10 students competed in the Invicta Maths Challenge alongside ten other schools... https://t.co/56BH6fPJoB https://t.co/GleSn7olEP

22/01/20

Congratulations to Emily in Year 12 who has been awarded first prize in the Genocide Memorial Day Poetry Competition run by the Islamic Human Rights Commission!

22/01/20

Retweeted From VIPS@Holboroughlakes

Can you guess what it is yet? https://t.co/ccUVzs01Ce

22/01/20

In celebration of Year 11 (now Year 12) receiving their GCSE certificates, yesterday they planted some beautiful daffodils! https://t.co/tcadDATseh

21/01/20

Yesterday we welcomed 40 eager Year 5's to an All Day Science Workshop 'The Mad Professor'. The girls enjoyed a day full of science experiments and even made their very own slime! https://t.co/t9opWOqoFg

20/01/20

Retweeted From Sevenoaks SciTech

Looking forward to Dr Giles Yeo talking on Thursday 23 January at Sevenoaks school. Please join us! https://t.co/1k4aIw4XXK boxoffice.org https://t.co/pRjx7qKTXJ

20/01/20

Well done to Tonbridge Grammar School who were crowned winners of our Secondary Maths Challenge Heat 1, on Friday . Thank you to all other 8 schools who attended! https://t.co/Pk4uFmrOee

17/01/20

On Friday 17 January, Year 8 students were all in school, achieving 100% attendance for their year group for the second time this week. Well done Year 8, keep up the good work! https://t.co/7M8SlOPnV6

17/01/20

Wednesday, 15 January saw our annual Year 11 Prize Giving to celebrate their GCSE results, along with the multitude of other successes during their time here. With guest speaker , inspiring us all, it was a night not to be missed! https://t.co/TTjpg4kVv6

17/01/20

The Year 9 GCSE students have being working hard in Food Technology today on their Tunnock's Teacake Challenge entries! https://t.co/f0Svb8f0tG

16/01/20

Tuesday saw the launch of our new Thinking Out Loud events, hosted by Mr Waters and Mr Taylor. Exploring how our Universe came to be before unlocking the secret to successful relationships. We look forward to exploring both the biggest and smallest of ideas at our next event. https://t.co/zLeTxcBAkS

16/01/20

Well done to Anusha Year 11 and Megan Year 12 upon receiving their Silver Pupil Librarian Achievement Award. They work tirelessly to promote the library and read - congratulations! https://t.co/wsuVX2YfJ2

15/01/20

On Wednesday, 15 January, Year 8 students were all in school, achieving 100% attendance for their year group. Well done Year 8, keep up the good work!

15/01/20

Congratulations to all our Year 7 and 8 students who have read at least a million words since the start of the academic year and are now Word Millionaires. Well done to you all! https://t.co/dlD97YIJtG

14/01/20

Have you got your Burns Night ticket yet? https://t.co/ovU2PrPiZV

14/01/20

Retweeted From Valley Park School

Only four weeks to go before our next production... https://t.co/zpnfD1jsz7

13/01/20

And that's a wrap - 3 days, 700+ young people, 50+ schools, 23 countries, 8 committees and 2 youth assemblies! https://t.co/MTbaBLdzJ5

13/01/20

Congratulations to Katie, Hazel, Lyanna, Nicole, Maya, Abbie, Amy, Anezka, Hannah, Harriet and Olivia for representing Invicta at the Championships on Saturday. It was a day full of competitive races, but you were excellent ambassadors and swam brilliantly! https://t.co/pSdPCxzLnE

09/01/20

Sixth Form students are currently enjoying the Model UN in Geneva, taking part in the Futurecasters 75th Anniversary Celebrations!

08/01/20

On Wednesday 8 January, Year 10 students were all in school, achieving 100% attendance for their year group. Well done Year 10, keep up the good work!

08/01/20

Retweeted From Covéa Insurance Careers

Our West Malling office (Kings Hill Avenue, ME19 4JX) is holding an opening evening on Weds 8th Jan from 4pm-8pm. So whether you're mad about anything pet related or simply want to start something new, we could have the job for you! Vacancies list here: https://t.co/yDxrHnLzlW https://t.co/2vOQkbOUTC

07/01/20

The first blog of the year is now online and available to read! https://t.co/cDRm66xvAZ

06/01/20

Today we welcome back all students for what we hope will be another great year of achievement and success!🎊#backtoschool https://t.co/iH9dqlKAqM

25/12/19

The elves have left us one final message, before they return to the North Pole! Can you decode it? 🎅🏻 https://t.co/gEOoKSASns

24/12/19

The elves have cut down the Invicta Christmas Tree! https://t.co/naq6RuiyKI

23/12/19

We think the naughty elves might be a little bit excited for Christmas! https://t.co/tYqYM9KMvo

20/12/19

The elves have decided to explore the sound room and are now playing Christmas music very loudly! https://t.co/MH5vW5utt1

19/12/19

The elves have raided Mrs Derrick’s stationery draw and used her phone to help Santa with his naughty or nice list! https://t.co/2nyWyxFGyq

19/12/19

The naughty elves have been playing with our clocks today, in the hope to get us to Christmas faster! https://t.co/6hsRIcwfjq

17/12/19

The elves have been practicing their Christmas Carols today! https://t.co/Wv3qFjKUKF

16/12/19

Whilst the students are away, the elves will play! https://t.co/Q8YoeTr8UF

13/12/19

Congratulations to Amber in 8C who won the fantastic FIGS Giant Sloth Raffle. Thank you to everyone who bought tickets, together we have raised £103.50 for FIGS! https://t.co/HAjYtVkJqJ

13/12/19

Christmas antics on the last day of term! Hope you all have a lovely and enjoyable break.🎅🏻 https://t.co/lsJR7YepNe

12/12/19

Retweeted From Valley Park School

The votes are now being counted in the and mock election today. What will our young people decide?

12/12/19

The naughty elves have been in Maths today! https://t.co/7MoqMvmTAZ

12/12/19

Dino voted for the in our mock election for students this morning, during form time. Results will be revealed tomorrow! https://t.co/Eb3pQxPCsm

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.