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19/01/19

Good luck to our girls running for the Maidstone District team in Dover. We look forward to hearing how you get on! 🏃🏻‍♀️

19/01/19

You played very well boys, well done! https://t.co/d2CjjUmAx3

18/01/19

For anyone who still wants to attend our Burns Night Celebrations, you have until Monday to buy tickets and place your menu choices! https://t.co/h039KL0YlF

18/01/19

Calling all confident parents! https://t.co/mCcQVKbKdv

18/01/19

Great work Anastasia, keep it up!

17/01/19

The Year 9 GCSE Food Technology girls have been learning how to section a whole chicken this morning! https://t.co/OKlPt6u9Pp

17/01/19

Day 1 in Geneva at the FerMUM Conference. The girls are getting into the swing of things and looking forward to a day of debating! https://t.co/iMRidjZD8a

16/01/19

Retweeted From VIAT

We have a wide range of high quality, modern facilities across our schools which we offer for hire for either one-off events, or on a regular basis. Please click on the link to see and book the facilities we have to offer - https://t.co/2Tv4upQo8g

16/01/19

So much history what an incredible place! https://t.co/2EXnaUmIwQ

16/01/19

This is a great opportunity, and we encourage our students to apply! https://t.co/S04YufnGlu

15/01/19

It's not too late for you to sign up if you are interested in a career in teaching!👩‍🏫 https://t.co/O4RlXZeFDj

15/01/19

Do you think one of our hard working teams of staff, support staff or volunteers deserve to be recognised? Why not follow the link and submit your nominations! https://t.co/LpKtGnaPcL

14/01/19

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you once again for your generosity for the Salvation Army Parcel Project in December. The images below show the beginning of the journey for each and every item donated – can you spot yours?! https://t.co/uMrzy23IgO

14/01/19

Well done to all our hard working Year 9, 10 and 12's for all your hard work in last weeks exams! Also, a huge good luck to Years 7 and 8 for this weeks exams. We are so proud of all your hard work, keep it up!

11/01/19

Have you read Mrs Derrick's recent blog yet? Follow the link to catch up: https://t.co/Nr1Ncp7IzZ

11/01/19

Great work from our younger students, what amazing creations! https://t.co/oFuHpFodfG

10/01/19

Throwback Thursday to RAG Week! Who's missing the excitement of it as much as we are? https://t.co/vzfwPjdQsA

10/01/19

Last night we welcomed last years Year 13 for their Prize Giving Afternoon. Whilst it was lovely for them to have a nice catchup with old teachers and friends, it was great for us to hear about what they have been up to since leaving! https://t.co/MgC7rYkeQZ

09/01/19

A huge congratulations to Megan in Year 11 who has been nominated for Pupil Library Assistant of the Year Award and Evia in Year 7 who has placed 2nd in the Austin Macauley Publishers Christmas Writing Competition! Well done girls keep up your great work! https://t.co/F5Jwwy2EYW

09/01/19

Yesterday we welcomed our future Year 7's, for another Year 6 Transition Workshop. We hope you enjoyed dancing your hearts out as much as we did! https://t.co/4KqfWbhY0x

07/01/19

There's still time to buy your tickets! https://t.co/h039KL0YlF

07/01/19

We'd like to welcome back all our amazing staff and students today, hope you are all ready for this term and all the great opportunities it will bring us!👩‍🏫

03/01/19

Don’t forget Year 9,10 and 12 exam week when we return. Little and often revision is key and will really help you get the grades you want! https://t.co/KZYb2v3Gvf

02/01/19

Retweeted From JO LOVES

Happy New Year! Bring on the next chapter of the Jo Loves story, we hope you will all be a part of it! ♥️ ✨ #2019 https://t.co/pON0MNrdk9

02/01/19

Wishing everyone a healthy and Happy New Year! Here's to another fantastic year of outstanding achievement, enjoyment and excellence. 🥳 https://t.co/0LKLohdcaL

24/12/18

Retweeted From Hever Castle

'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there; https://t.co/AOXXTyKh0Q

24/12/18

One more sleep to go! 🎅🏻🎄

20/12/18

We hope everyone is having a lovely break and is excited for Christmas like we are! https://t.co/LdkBpfodcW

20/12/18

What a fantastic end to the term! https://t.co/Q6QVzKMjXi

19/12/18

Have you got your tickets yet? Promised to be a night of great food and lots of fun, all in the name of charity. You don't want to miss it! 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 https://t.co/1Us25VbptR

18/12/18

Retweeted From HeartofKentHospice

Last minute stocking fillers or a place name with a difference for over 16's? Pop to the Hospice or into one of our 14 shops to buy your scratchcards this week. Just £1 each, the receiver gets the chance to win £1,000! Keep you eyes peeled for the elf when you pop to the shops! https://t.co/7UFAI4r3Xk

18/12/18

Have you been reading our weekly school blogs? Why not have a read and catch up on all the latest and greatest things that have been happening at Invicta! https://t.co/SN8TKHbsS6

17/12/18

As we have now finished for Christmas lets take a look back at some of our favourite moments in the last term! https://t.co/A1Sc73vei7

13/12/18

Christmas has come early for the DT Department as they have had a brand new Laser cutter fitted today! https://t.co/d0Ol5bRyaM

13/12/18

Who do you choose? 📽️ #raiseandgive

13/12/18

Today's RAG Dress up theme - Disney vs Dreamworks! https://t.co/XOSfYZqR9M

12/12/18

Calling all charities, we are looking for a new home for our beautiful Christmas tree, as we break up for Christmas on Friday! (Decorations not included) https://t.co/WCUCCrQLTA

12/12/18

This lunchtime the students have enjoyed a yummy Christmas Dinner! https://t.co/i7NANJhV82

12/12/18

Our fabulous lunch supervisors are all dressed and ready for today's delicious Christmas lunch! We cannot wait😋 https://t.co/3NhzbF5DUu

12/12/18

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!🎄🤶 https://t.co/cATMQQENWx

STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths


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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,  Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths are at the heart of the curriculum and a huge range of STEM opportunities are actively supported and promoted - both in and out of lessons.

As a result of creative teaching and exciting super-curricular activities, we have ever improving results in the STEM fields at GCSE and A Level.  We are also proud that many students are nominated for and have won awards in STEM fields.  These include a Year 12 student winning the Sapphire Award for Problem Solving in the Advanced Physics Olympiad;  Year 8 students winning the Regional Salter’s Chemistry festival ahead of many other grammar schools; Year 13 students reaching the County Finals in the Kent Messenger Bright Sparks Festival and Kent University School Physicists awards for Year 11 and Year 12 students.

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STEM opportunities are not confined to lessons and an extensive extra-curricular programme allows students to achieve Bronze and Silver CREST awards; become STEM leaders (as part of a national qualification) and take part in exciting competitions such as  the robotics group who competed in the regional final of the national LEGO competition.

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

-          The national Big Bang festival at Birmingham NEC.
-          The local Big Bang festival at Discovery Park, Sandwich
-          Chemistry at Work trip, also to Discovery Park, Sandwich.

As a result of the enthusiasm and engagement of our students, we also have a plethora of guest speakers who are keen to share their STEM experiences.  This has allowed for a STEM day for Year 7 and extended learning lectures for students who may in fact be considering higher education or a career in these fields.

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

-          Pig Head Dissection.
-          Rat Dissection.
-          Fruity Batteries – light up a bulb with an orange!
-          Create your own lava lamps.
-          Dangerous Demonstrations lunchtime session.
-          Produce a lustrous non-Newtonian fluid – “Make Glitter Slime.”
-          Squishy Circuits – investigating resistance using ‘play-do’ of different  conductivities.

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During National STEM month, the spirit of competition was in the air with students competing to gain House Points in an effort to win the overall House Cup.  The challenges included:

-          The Straw Boat Challenge – to see which boat could hold the most mass without sinking.
-          The Waste Catapult Challenge – who can use the recycling from the school to fire a drinks can the
           furthest?
-          The Parachute Challenge can you land an egg safely on the floor from two stories up?
-          The Beeswax Cosmetic Challenge – linking to Business and Enterprise, can you follow a method to
           produce cosmetics from the beeswax made from the beehive at school?
-          Family Crane Challenge – which family would build the best crane from Connex in one hour?

To summarise, STEM 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 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.