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17/11/18

Retweeted From VIPS@Kingshill

We are delighted that Tia from Year 4 has starred in the new Action for Children advert! In the advert Tia showcases her fantastic reading skills - we are so proud! https://t.co/l6LijZmEqH https://t.co/kDzdjikI8t

16/11/18

Year 8 students have been battling it out in RS this afternoon with ingenious raps created around the theme of the 5 Pillars of Islam. https://t.co/vs8mvSFsRb

16/11/18

Thank you to everyone that has supported 'Children in Need' today. https://t.co/Yx2iA24V16

16/11/18

Retweeted From Uni. of Lincoln UK

Congratulations to all our amazing winners from , , , , , , St George's Academy and St Gregory's Catholic College, Bath.

16/11/18

Looks like you’re having a great time!

15/11/18

A Level Computer Scientists getting an even better understanding of the AQA Skelton Program. A great way to round off a Thursday https://t.co/JXLaYD4TxI

15/11/18

Year 13 have been lucky enough to dissect an eye, which David Charman from West Malling Butchers has kindly donated. The students have been able to learn about the eye in a practical and hands on way! https://t.co/AwP3EPJmHC

15/11/18

Last night we welcomed internal and external Year 11 students to our annual 16+ Open Evening. We hope you all had a great evening, if you have anymore questions please don't hesitate to ring us! https://t.co/mzemQQ1q4b

15/11/18

What a great job they did! https://t.co/CEbzdcOyso

15/11/18

We have collected 180 boxes in total for the Operation Christmas Child Shoe Box Appeal! Thank you to all our students and teachers who donated, we are very grateful that we can make such a different. https://t.co/YlgcJqReYE

15/11/18

Very nice. Beautiful pictures of our younger students working hard and having lots of fun!

15/11/18

Year 7 and 8 students have received their books kindly funded by FIGS, 'Friends of Invicta Grammar School.' https://t.co/sqzYlE3SuH

14/11/18

Year 8 have been continuing their work on their iPad stands in DT, putting their skills to the test. We can't wait to see the final products! https://t.co/rYX5FlORAI

14/11/18

The arrival of boxes for the Operation Christmas Child Shoe Box Appeal. These have been created in form groups, with friends, family and individually. There is still time to bring yours tomorrow, let's beat last years record of 225! https://t.co/S3yedBZ8hd

14/11/18

Year 9 have been busy in English analysing the Dreams and Reality shown in 'Of Mice and Men' along with the American Dream and its bitter realities. What does this picture tell you about America? https://t.co/KVkWX2wtZV

13/11/18

Everyone has it in them to be creative! Jo Loves candle workshop. https://t.co/rVTPHHYyuV

13/11/18

Well done to our Senior Maths Team for competing in the UKMT Senior Maths Challenge Regional Finals today at Holcombe Grammar! https://t.co/9okLwcPwHx

13/11/18

Looking forward to welcoming you all to our event https://t.co/KYIRa6DS8A

12/11/18

Retweeted From VIPS@Holboroughlakes

We held a wonderful Remembrance service today, led by Father Matthew Buchan who was in Afghanistan during the Iraq war. After the service, all the children, along with some parents, created remembrance artwork in their classrooms. https://t.co/J6D2DmPSFT

12/11/18

Year 13 have been learning about the importance of resilience and positivity in business from the UK's leading entrepreneur Jo Malone. https://t.co/i8ZZEVR1pM

12/11/18

Friends of Invicta Grammar School (FIGS), AGM 15 November 7.30pm at Invicta Grammar School. All parents welcome. Please follow the signs from reception.

12/11/18

Don’t forget we have the bookstall with a selection of quality fiction at our Year 8 consultation event tonight. All books sold raise funds for the library! Cash or cheques only

12/11/18

Year 10 have been testing out the different types of production; batch, flow and job by making paper cars! https://t.co/GCfJIpeBn5

09/11/18

Year 11 completing their compulsory practical session for the identification of ions! https://t.co/cNS6n4ZY7X

09/11/18

7T dissecting chicken wings to identify the bicep, tricep, radius, ulna, humerus and the tendons that hold the muscles to the bones! Why not get your daughter to show you at home! https://t.co/yocD1qtyee

09/11/18

Remembering those who gave their lives in 'The Line of Duty' with Poppy Cards, 2 minutes silence, a cake sale and an Armed Forces Non Uniform Day. https://t.co/DTLDFnfirl

09/11/18

Year 10 have been testing Newton's third law of motion today! The balloon exerts a force on the air and the air exerts an equal but opposite force on the balloon! The balloon then accelerates! https://t.co/aHzwkLYcJB

09/11/18

Great to see our Year 2’s working hard as usual! https://t.co/YOjOAHDauc

09/11/18

Big thank you to Lizzie from Maidstone Hockey Club for teaching us all something new at hockey club last night, everyone enjoyed it very much. We can't wait for next week! https://t.co/BKRoFQDyzH

08/11/18

Don't forget non-uniform day tomorrow - Friday, 9 November. We are looking forward to seeing your armed forces themed wear! £1 on the door for our RAG charities https://t.co/2YPTd33xHz

08/11/18

The World Challenge girls had a good POP session yesterday, doing some fitness to get them expedition ready! https://t.co/7rJRmAuMCE

08/11/18

Well done Jessika. Keep it up!

07/11/18

We have our first cross-stitch masterpiece completed in POP this afternoon! The rest of the group are working hard to complete their own masterpieces. https://t.co/0v8qnt9cEm

07/11/18

We received a phone call from a passenger travelling on the No 6 bus. She wanted to praise our students for ‘their exemplary behaviour, the bus was very busy and many students stood up to offer the elderly their seats'. Well done to any girls that travel on the No 6 bus!

07/11/18

7G have been using microscopes in science this morning to look at onion cells and cheek cells. They loved it! https://t.co/tdVJ1WRqEH

07/11/18

Year 7 have been conducting their very own science experiment in food technology this morning to see the science behind cupcake making! They worked in groups of four and missed out an ingredient each and then recored their results. https://t.co/2CdqtYrqzM

06/11/18

Year 10 are making chocolate orange mousse this afternoon in their GCSE food technology lesson. https://t.co/5Sb44YrxGN

05/11/18

Year 12 are studying Carol Ann Duffy's latest poem 'The Wound in Time' in their English lesson this afternoon as part of the WW1 centenary. https://t.co/UHl3NMozud

05/11/18

35 of our students have been shortlisted, from 550 entries, in the Armistice 100 Schools Poetry Prize competition. These students poems will be in a book published by Carol Ann Duffy and will attend an awards ceremony later this month. Well done girls, we are very proud!

02/11/18

The preparations for the World War 1 centenary are well underway - with our POPpies display nearly finished. And the crocheted POPpies handmade by students also now on sale! https://t.co/4FQNZmFPSi

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.