Twitter Wall

Twitter Wall

Close

01/12/20

Calling all Computer Science Aspire students! Google have opened their doors at their London HQ Office. Click the link to see a virtual tour. Would you like to work at Google one day? https://t.co/wpSirjw38y

01/12/20

Today see's the start of the 12 days to Christmas menu https://t.co/yp8rIuwosu

01/12/20

Are you ready for this weeks PE challenge? Well done to Laila in 7I https://t.co/3rlPVpu92s

01/12/20

So how did everyone get on with the Plank challenge last week? Here is the PE departments efforts 🤣 https://t.co/tUFaNewVSC

01/12/20

Students in 7V are using the visualiser to look inside a computer. Ella is pointing out where the motherboard is! Brilliant! https://t.co/uNiXDL8FFS

30/11/20

It's official our 16+ Open Event is live on our website. Please use the link below to gather information about possible A Level subjects and learn a little about life in our Sixth Form. https://t.co/ydh95MqwW5

30/11/20

Please use the link below to read our latest Invicta News including this weeks teacher profile Mrs Harrington. https://t.co/RhHecXL4YV https://t.co/VALkQDrDET

30/11/20

Don't forget to sign up for our Xmas Quiz this Friday at 6.45pm. We will be sure to finish in time for I'm a Celeb final! 🤣 https://t.co/veg8M5dmG8

30/11/20

With thanks to https://t.co/yiXlX2jrNu

27/11/20

In place of our usual Book Fair we have organised an online Book Club with Scholastic most at discounted prices. So, if you are someone who loves to buy books for the younger members of your family please do take a look.  https://t.co/Nk5BU6LJSg https://t.co/x0ibYVNovj

27/11/20

So isolating doesn’t stop us! One of Year 9 Drama groups rehearsing for a GCSE assessment with one via https://t.co/uMooM6jhSO

27/11/20

A showcase of work from students in Year 8 photography POP. https://t.co/pNONHhci1n

27/11/20

For all those who like a challenge have you tried this weeks Maths ‘Truth or Lies’? https://t.co/Tnpks5nvDl

27/11/20

More from the Year 9 photography students inspired by https://t.co/PjqYJmLWpc

26/11/20

7I have been taking images in their art lessons looking at the famous photographer: Edward Weston experimenting with light and composition. They will be drawing from these images in their next art lesson.#art https://t.co/IKXUNk1IGa

26/11/20

Amazing food this lunchtime https://t.co/NVKPkm5YsA

26/11/20

Showcasing some of our Year 9 photography students work inspired by https://t.co/xZR8bEitNS

26/11/20

Thinking of all those Year 6 students awaiting your 11+ results today https://t.co/qYhNpjYXws

26/11/20

Today’s ‘World street food’ for students to enjoy https://t.co/3arv1WC9zt

26/11/20

Year 11 students standing up for human rights violations around the world with and 2020 write for rights campaign in POP https://t.co/eaC84xvGTu

25/11/20

Students can taste the delights of ‘World Street Food’ tomorrow https://t.co/4SDdgffY5F

25/11/20

And here it is...Look at the size of those Yorkshire’s! https://t.co/ORl9qSBQIX https://t.co/gjAgH32Mlc

25/11/20

Photography students in 9Q are creating small scenes/ scenarios inspired by their most recent artist research, , with the focus on how to compose an image. https://t.co/ikLv50HC3G

24/11/20

The first of our weekly PE Dept challenges - can you complete the perfect plank? Send in your photos to the Keepingbusy email https://t.co/vGlvRUor2i

24/11/20

Retweeted From National Online Safety

Calling all parents & educators... ONE DAY TO GO📢‼️ Introducing our FREE mobile app, giving you a world of at your fingertips. Be https://t.co/KVdd0yU6Hx

24/11/20

Have you read the latest Invicta News? This weeks teacher profile is Mr Ehren. https://t.co/aMnEXHfslr https://t.co/dybhmpTy1Z

23/11/20

We are all working very hard to look after one another in school and at home. https://t.co/GpsQ9e3vQM

23/11/20

With Thanks to another busy week with https://t.co/ev3NGGUanI

23/11/20

Have you tried this weeks Maths Challenge? https://t.co/c0UMqdIX5F

23/11/20

Introducing our Xmas quiz - Please use the link below to sign up for another fun filled evening https://t.co/b6CjvtzNKF https://t.co/pXiQfjhqQz

20/11/20

Mr Ryder attempting the Challenge for Maybe 32 spins was a little optimistic! https://t.co/HHY0IaX4z7

20/11/20

Eva in Year 6 from Roseacre Junior School is the first to complete this week’s Christmas Bauble Challenge, making an amazing autumn creation from items she found outside! https://t.co/q7YObauhtL

20/11/20

An artist in the making introducing Megan Year 4 from Amazing work from someone so young. https://t.co/12rHytO4b4

20/11/20

With more recounts than Georgia the order has been tallied and order sent off to . Mrs Bolton would like to thank FIGS on behalf of Year 7 & 8. https://t.co/jxbf9hKwte

20/11/20

Introducing our newly refurbished MUGA. Together with our brand new sports hall students have started to make good use of all our new sports facilities. https://t.co/EdT8PfEPUu

19/11/20

Putting the spotlight on a great female mathematician today Dame Mary Lucy Cartwright. The first woman to receive the Sylvester Award for research and first female president of the London Mathematical Society’ What an inspiration! https://t.co/DvoX6s6EZV

19/11/20

Great work by Florence CB in Year 10 applying recently gained surd knowledge to problem solving situations. https://t.co/xSF9iHH8MS

19/11/20

Every week is anti-bullying week but during the official we want to raise awareness of this unacceptable behaviour. https://t.co/G037awozKr

19/11/20

Great work by Ana G in Year 10 applying her knowledge of similar shapes to find volumes of Frustums. https://t.co/2Md8iwyVbj

STEAM - Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths


STEM Science Workshop (88)  IMG 9049 STEM Rat Dissection (3) 

The ‘National STEM Agenda’ ensures that students are not only excited by Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths but also that they are encouraged and well equipped to pursue a career in STEM areas, should this be of interest to them.   At Invicta Grammar School, STEM has been extended to STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths, as the design stage is vitally important to any engineering problem. These subjects are at the heart of the curriculum and a huge range of STEAM opportunities are actively supported and promoted - both in and out of lessons.

STEAM opportunities are not confined to lessons and an extensive extra-curricular programme allows students to partake in a wide variety of clubs, including maths club, chess club, robotics club, CanSat, beekeeping and KS3 Science. CanSat is a competition where students design and create a small satellite that fits inside a can, which is then dropped from 500m, taking atmospheric readings as it falls to earth under a parachute. The robotics club enter several competitions, both local and national, throughout the year with their VEX robots and there is the chance to design, build and programme the robots.

Students’ curiosity of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths is supported through trips to STEAM facilities and activity days which are too numerous and frequent to list.   However, the highlights include:

-   The national Big Bang festival at Birmingham NEC.
-   The local Big Bang festival at Discovery Park, Sandwich
-   The South of England Big Bang festival at South of England Showground
-   The National Space Centre, Leicester
-   Disneyland Orlando.

Invicta Grammar School also supports the national drive for STEAM throughout the year and runs fantastically exciting events for national Science Week and STEAM month. These have included:

-          Pig Head Dissection.
-          Rat Dissection.
-          Fruity Batteries – light up a bulb with an orange!
-          Minecraft.
-          Newspaper Towers.
-          Königsberg bridge problem
-          Squishy Circuits – investigating resistance using ‘play-doh’ of different conductivities.

 

To summarise, STEAM is not something else that we do at Invicta, it is in all aspects of school life which gives our students a brighter start to their careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths. It is for this reason, that we have a significant number of students progress to study these areas at a much higher level at University.