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26/06/19

Thank you for coming in this morning to talk to our Business Studies students. They all thoroughly enjoyed your talk and the yummy shakes! https://t.co/K85yineiLW

26/06/19

Don’t forget our final non-uniform day this Friday! https://t.co/t1fDO7kmJo

24/06/19

On Saturday we welcomed Year 5 for our annual Year 5 Experience Morning. It was so nice to see all your smiling faces and we look forward to seeing you all again very soon! https://t.co/FqBfD5q4nC

23/06/19

Year 7 enjoyed their day on Thursday exploring our local nature reserves. 10km walked - well done girls! https://t.co/6DPcF0t4xX

21/06/19

This afternoon 7C have been busy preparing for the Business and Enterprise Summer Fair on Monday, 24 June. https://t.co/H8rrilsCmK

20/06/19

Yesterday Year 9 celebrated their hard work this year with a reward trip to Thorpe Park! 🎢 https://t.co/xDd9piEQ1N

20/06/19

We are delighted that Invicta has been chosen to host a judging panel for The Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize. A group of students from Year 7 and 8 will be reading the books and deciding which the best science book is for children this year. https://t.co/7RIIkPt4yR

16/06/19

New Entrants’ meeting are Monday 17 and Wednesday 26 June. You would have been sent your individual meeting time!

16/06/19

Well Done Poppy! https://t.co/NaDcztjaj3

12/06/19

We are looking forward to welcoming all our new Year 7’s to the New Entrants’ Evening this evening!

12/06/19

Retweeted From VIPS@Holboroughlakes

This is a map of our Playground Challenge Obstacle Course that the children will be participating in on Friday! We are looking forward to raising money for UNICEF and £375 could build a community playground in Zambia so that 100 children can play! https://t.co/n7ZrYS6l7w

11/06/19

On Tuesday 11 June, Year 7, 8 and 9 students were all in school, achieving 100% attendance for their year group. Well done Year 7, 8 and 9, keep up the great work!

11/06/19

Well done to our Year 7 and 8 rounders teams who both came first in the their first Maidstone Schools rounders tournament! A great way to start the summer!

10/06/19

On 10 June, Year 7 students were all in school, achieving 100% attendance for their year group. Well done Year 7, keep up the good work! https://t.co/SpqWFza05S

10/06/19

Congratulations to our Year 7 and 8 Athletics teams who both came first in the first Maidstone schools athletics meet! We can't wait for the next few competitions.

08/06/19

It was truly an amazing trip! https://t.co/GpJxgtb81r

05/06/19

Are you up to date with our latest Invicta News? Check it out: https://t.co/XPVeBJWD7i

04/06/19

All parents/carers of students at Invicta Grammar School have been invited to vote for a new school governor – have you made your choice yet? Don’t miss the chance to have your say. Voting closes on 7 June! https://t.co/wmiPjkwRjU

01/06/19

Tuesday, 4 June

31/05/19

We love hearing about the progress of our puppies - we are so proud of them! 🐶 https://t.co/2EcTzXpFNu

30/05/19

The countdown is on for Beauty and the Beast tickets... https://t.co/Xmnhdb671T

23/05/19

Year 8G had a fantastic afternoon for their 'Preparation for Employment Afternoon' thank you very much to ! https://t.co/FD5cRxpIGy

23/05/19

We asked students to suggest names, they were drawn from a hat and Bubbles was the winner!

22/05/19

We are delighted to welcome Bubbles into the world! A great opportunity for us to sponsor another Guide Dog and what a cute puppy she is! Welcome to our family Bubbles. https://t.co/3fa1a6wo8o

21/05/19

It was lovely to see so many girls and their parents at our Year 5 Open Evening last night. We hope everyone enjoyed their lessons and we look forward to welcoming you all to Invicta again, very soon! https://t.co/bMgteXSeCS

20/05/19

Tonight we welcome prospective parents and their daughter to our annual Year 5 Open Evening. We look forward to meeting you all soon!

20/05/19

Well done to all the Bronze D of E groups who carried out their practice expedition - you all worked very hard! https://t.co/28m3ZPQAQr

17/05/19

It is Flower Day! Today we welcomed summer and got our floral on - all in aid of our RAG charities! https://t.co/Tn1rDlX1ra

17/05/19

On Wednesday our Year 8 girls enjoyed a day in the sun in Ypres learning about WW1 and the trenches! https://t.co/zHXDHlAsUi

16/05/19

Yesterday Mrs Bolton attended with a small group of school librarians and Book Trust staff to select books for the Secondary Library Pack next year. She can't tell us what was chosen but promises we will be receiving some fantastic titles! " https://t.co/v8CX5tIBlS

16/05/19

Are you a former student of Invicta? Why not join our Facebook Alumni Group ... https://t.co/UQb5o3Lfky

15/05/19

Yesterday lunchtime Invicta teaching staff and Year 13 boys played a rounders match against Year 13 girls. With the staff showing the students how its done! A great afternoon had by all! https://t.co/CZj8fYQ0Jd

15/05/19

What a great afternoon of Beauty and the Beast themed biscuit icing, ahead of the production in July! https://t.co/iSccrbmUGq

14/05/19

Retweeted From VIAT

Don't miss Invicta Grammar School’s Year 5 open event on Monday 20 May, 6pm to 8pm. There will be a talk from Headteacher, Mrs Derrick, and lots of other helpful information, including a parent and child taster lesson! Book here: https://t.co/P9nchZ7EyM https://t.co/XjCQPZY09h

10/05/19

Win £5000 for our school library and £100 of book tokens for you too! https://t.co/YQGgARTrks

09/05/19

Invicta is excited to welcome the Wolfe/Zerpa Falcon duo (Violin and Piano) to the auditorium on Wednesday 15 May at 6pm for a recital of Beethoven and Mozart. Tickets are £5 adults and £3 for students, and all are welcome!

09/05/19

32 Year 9 students had the opportunity to attend the launch event of the new Adventure Zone in Mote Park last week. They loved it! https://t.co/jjllYK5412

08/05/19

Well done to Mrs Billingham and our Year 9 Students for the fantastic cakes they made for the Heart of Kent Hospice Bluebell Walk Cake Table on Sunday! £1,100 was raised for the from this cake table. 🍰 https://t.co/DcJVq59Ph0

08/05/19

Retweeted From Urban Blue

Thanks to for allowing us to come along this morning to talk to your students about "Safe socialising". You have the honour of being our first school talk 😀

03/05/19

With exam season starting, we feel this is great advice for all students who are feeling slightly anxious and overwhelmed - definitely worth the read! https://t.co/8GxyMhqbVL

Extended Learning

The Extended Learning programme at Invicta consists of a number of different opportunities for students as part of Extended Schools.  The extensive provision available for the whole school community has been accredited with the highest level of Advanced Status and is deemed to be outstanding and was re validated at the start of this academic year.

Lectures
This includes an established lecture programme which is primarily for upper school students but there are 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 Dying to be Beautiful, Young Vets and The Current State of British Politics.

We have also introduced this year an ‘occasional evening guest lecture’ programme which is open to parents.  This year we were very pleased to invite Donald Stevens who was the lead engineer of the Bluebird land speed world record winning car and boat project.  The parents and students who attended thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

Masterclasses
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There are also a number of Masterclasses focused around subject clusters or related to sectors of employment. This year they have included 'The Surreal Mind', where creative students were inspired by the lives of Surrealist artists Lee Miller and Roland Penrose, as told by their granddaughter. 

Cutural Programme
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There is a cultural programme which includes trips to West End theatres and other arts organisations. Performances this year have included Mamma Mia, Wicked and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night time.  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 spaces.

Kent Schools Public Speaking Competition
Invicta hosts annually the Kent Schools Public Speaking competition and a cross county Kent Schools Debating competition.  Many schools across Kent are regular participants and it has enabled us to develop partnerships with this 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.  There are regular Invicta school debate and public speaking competitions and there are many opportunities for students to present and to develop communication skills.

Take a New Challenge
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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.  We are always keen to support new ideas for additional clubs and societies if they are requested.  The STEM programme for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths subjects offers a fantastic range of activities and competitions.  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.   

University Preparation
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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 an information evening on behalf of both universities and we are very pleased to be welcoming both universities back to Invicta this September.  For younger students there is the Aspire programme which involves discussion groups and visits to encourage students to begin preparation for aiming high and to broaden horizons.  The Academic Subject Hub discussion groups led by students have been introduced this year to enable students with similar interests to discuss academic material beyond lessons.

EPQ - Extended Project Qualification
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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 taken in the sixth form.  Invicta is also a centre for the AQA BACC which recognizes and credits student’s wider participation in community, work related learning and personal development.  Invicta is also a centre for the Arkwright Scholarships in Engineering.  Students can also take the Arts Award, Crest Awards and Duke of Edinburgh Award at Bronze, Silver and Gold levels and also the LAMDA qualification in public speaking.