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20/04/21

Year 9 students considering the ethical implications of Covid https://t.co/1rdc4Sogt7

20/04/21

With lockdowns easing a little we are super excited to bring back some of our Extra-Curricular clubs this term - Introducing PE. https://t.co/QmHg9ypUr8

20/04/21

Wishing Good Luck to Anya in Year 8 for tonights final of Step up to the Plate. https://t.co/FOIuDBjQWn

19/04/21

With non essential stores opening our business/economics department wonder, did you make 'revenge purchases' during the Easter break? https://t.co/4UV8SKvSGL

19/04/21

It’s been great to welcome back into school today serving up these delicious take away delights for our students. https://t.co/0b9vvJhQ4E

15/04/21

With Thanks to for another fantastic guide. This week they look at Snapchat and highlight important tips for parents and carers. https://t.co/ZsRkHZa4QM

15/04/21

Retweeted From 🌈The STEM Hub

Today is Celebrate today by having a go at your very own magnetic painting - a chance to learn about magnetic & non-magnetic materials, whilst being creative! https://t.co/DiHXh0J0VI https://t.co/cYWGy0nlrb

14/04/21

Recently in English, 8S created some blackout poetry based on their studies of Romeo and Juliet.#English https://t.co/5wUe24zsId

12/04/21

During our Year 9 students have been working on a collaborative development series to showcase in a virtual exhibition. Please use the link below to view the amazing work produced. https://t.co/EGOU7t3x32 https://t.co/zbiz3qPsBE

01/04/21

We are looking forward to seeing 70+ families for the virtual 'Easter' Quiz tonight. All proceeds raised go towards https://t.co/iQ8sSDC3aZ

01/04/21

Finally on the last day of term our Sixth Form managed to enjoy a treat from Mrs Derrick! https://t.co/C1Kvd9kSXV

01/04/21

Ever wondered how encryption works? The Computer Science department are pleased to announce they will be hosting a 3-day workshop for Years 7 & 8 taking place next term. This will cover the Caesar, Scytale and Pigpen ciphers. Please sign up if you are interested! https://t.co/qmIERKVEZb

01/04/21

Congratulations to our very own on your first book . We are super proud! https://t.co/csjhgap2B4

01/04/21

Introducing our 'Easter' Photography and Bakes Challenge, please find the details below. We are looking forward to seeing our students entries. https://t.co/eNQKqPM2Fw

31/03/21

Some of our Year 11 students enjoying an Ice cream from Mrs Derrick at lunchtime today . https://t.co/xf3qk62SXh

31/03/21

Retweeted From Valley Park School

Would you like to join our friendly team? We are currently looking for Lead Practitioners in English, Mathematics, Computer Science, Business Studies and French (MFL), to start in September. You can read all the relevant information, and apply, here: https://t.co/P46YUYUIfI https://t.co/Zt1A7MOIOd

31/03/21

'Creating this book with the aim to educate people out of willingness to make a change to the world' Thank you, from Lexie Year 9. , https://t.co/B9xb3SVQCR

31/03/21

Introducing Schools Officers from Kent Police. Dedicated policing resources designed to support schools. https://t.co/eCqEEcdJvf

31/03/21

In Year 12 Computer Science they have been programming their own calculators this week using and It is great being and working on the desktop computers! I think you will agree that their programs look very professional. Well done to the A Level group! https://t.co/k3NtiynasT

30/03/21

Our Year 10 students enjoying their treat today! https://t.co/k3EcLQUP2g

30/03/21

Calling all Computer Science Aspire students! There will be a subject hub session being held on Thursday, 1 April on the topic of ‘Big Numbers vs Small Brains’. Please speak to your Computer Science teacher for more information! https://t.co/DwJdQTj9AN

30/03/21

Year 7 have been how to use to draw shapes and repeated polygons. Learning that precision is very important when using text ! We are looking forward to practising our skills and creating our own images next term. Well done Esmae & Poppy. https://t.co/t1psVUTXPT

30/03/21

Last Saturday our Bronze students took part in a training day, to find out more please use the link below to read Mia in Year 9 article. https://t.co/LEpRsbGovb https://t.co/2DmmMRzK20

29/03/21

Our Year 8 Computer Science students have just finished their KS3 Diploma tasks and we were overwhelmed to see so many excellent images. Here are a few brilliant examples demonstrating how digital are represented in computer systems. https://t.co/bYffkyoC4v

29/03/21

Today our Year 9 students managed to enjoy a treat from Mrs Derrick in the sunshine! https://t.co/B3hHpBuz8n

29/03/21

Thank you Piers Black for your help with Year 10 Drama students playwriting Competition. https://t.co/DkRzx1zUEJ

29/03/21

Update from - Student tickets are for any student (6th form upwards) regardless of age, as long as they hold a valid student ID. This ticket is an alternative to local council passes. https://t.co/wYtcxbD2Gh

26/03/21

Year 8 enjoying their treat from Mrs Derrick today! https://t.co/EEcke00D46

26/03/21

Today's Fun Friday theme was 'World Theatre' . Can you guess the characters? https://t.co/ammreFp5xM

26/03/21

In Year 7 Art lessons this week students have been exploring the lighting techniques of the Dutch Renaissance painters. https://t.co/9weL34wG5t

25/03/21

Today see's the start for our students 'little' treat! Up first are our Year 7 who are busying waiting in line to enjoy an Ice Cream/Lolly from Mrs Derrick. https://t.co/8STU9H5YS0

25/03/21

Our Year 9 Food Tech students have been learning about vitamins and minerals and how they affect the body. https://t.co/WUzMJi1iVE

24/03/21

Just a little reminder for our students to test at home this evening or in the morning - don’t forget to record your results. Thank you for helping to keep our school safe. https://t.co/0gjmO3VQKN

24/03/21

We hope all our students enjoy today's 'WDYW' afternoon, we are looking forward to seeing your photos submitted to our keepingbusy email. https://t.co/hdl4WunMgL

24/03/21

It's our final 'Bubbles' journey update - It's lovely for us to see how much she has grown over the last year. We wish her every success! We will be sharing further updates on our other puppies soon! https://t.co/x7cDlL5DEd

24/03/21

Retweeted From Valley Park School

The Music department has organised a Spring Concert this Thursday at 4pm, live on YouTube: https://t.co/71rIHeTYii https://t.co/XdETI3UwIo

24/03/21

Last Saturday, Invicta students completed a training day during which they completed their First-Aid training for their upcoming expeditions and practiced their camp craft and navigational skills. https://t.co/fYwudm113V

24/03/21

Congratulations to Hannah and Kimaya 👏 selected as finalists in the VIAT 'Fractured Fairy Tales' competition. Winners to be announced after Easter. https://t.co/aPgqf4LCx6

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.