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12/10/19

Retweeted From SST Maidstone

Some of our prospective students enjoying a science lesson as part of our open event this morning! https://t.co/1wmSGPbdd4

11/10/19

Invicta Grammar School, Year 11 on Leysdown Beach. https://t.co/QS3Kdfup7G

11/10/19

Today's non-uniform theme... eco-festival, and we have raised a fantastic amount of 1332.20! https://t.co/xgHQb78AEk

10/10/19

To celebrate the library would like to introduce the latest collection of wellbeing books. https://t.co/ZaKbsX2K4t

10/10/19

Well done to our Under 14 football team who won 6-0 against John Wallis in the first round of the Kent Schools Cup! https://t.co/Q273CYKZ75

10/10/19

Year 7 students loved welcoming their former Headteachers on Tuesday for a tour of the school, a look at all the work they have done this term and a catch up! https://t.co/Bl8fp74X5a

10/10/19

Yesterday, 11 students in Years 9-12 visited the University of Kent to complete their own research projects. They will be presenting their findings on Wednesday, 4 December! https://t.co/fx0qULR3St

09/10/19

The 'roots and shoots' POP group have been busy this afternoon painting their bird boxes along with preparing old tires to be reused as plant pots. We are looking forward to seeing the final outcome! https://t.co/C9AAD22oLj

09/10/19

Great work Poppy! https://t.co/Kz9rUtV9Cj

09/10/19

Retweeted From Loose Primary School

Mrs Makey and Miss Burman were lucky enough to visit some of our ex pupils in their new schools. We are so proud of you and it was amazing to see how much you’ve grown up. Thank you for having us https://t.co/yhU4Sr5viK

09/10/19

On Thursday, we welcomed prospective students and their parents to our 11+ Open Evening. They had the opportunity to tour the school and meet students and teachers. It was lovely to meet everyone and we cannot wait to welcome them back to Invicta very soon! https://t.co/TFIND5BIPz

07/10/19

Year 7 have enjoyed an Astronomy Show in a Planetarium today. They have learnt all about navigating the night sky, eclipses, phases of the moon and explanations of planets and how stars are formed from collapsing nebula. https://t.co/H0GPtThxXS

07/10/19

Some great ideas for the brain teasers and logic puzzle from Isla in Year 5, following on from our Maths Workshop on Saturday. Great work Isla! https://t.co/UBMHU4ixyt

04/10/19

Yesterday we welcomed Eastfield Care Home to a poetry workshop ran by Year 12 students. It was a lovely afternoon with cake, laughter and lots of great poetry reading! https://t.co/XrmXmIz0Ob

04/10/19

On Thursday 3 October, Year 7 students were all in school, achieving 100% attendance for their year group for the fourth day in a row – a new school record! Well done Year 7, keep up the good work!

04/10/19

It is great to hear you enjoyed the evening! https://t.co/LWi6vDnXQe

03/10/19

Today Year 7 and 8 students celebrated National Poetry Day by completing a range of creative tasks based on the poetry they have been studying this term. https://t.co/vN9NXcyiCX

03/10/19

We look forward to welcoming all prospective students and parents to our Open Evening tonight. To get the most from the evening we recommend you download a QR Code Scanning App and the Kahoot App.

02/10/19

The display is up! With our first ‘Female Lead of the Month’ being https://t.co/t2slmcMGdw

01/10/19

Year 7 have been tasting roasted crickets in Geography this week to help them decide whether insects are a reliable (and tasty) food source for the future. https://t.co/xMHVPHwgVg

01/10/19

How thoughtful of her, get well soon!

01/10/19

On Tuesday 1 October, Year 7 students were all in school, achieving 100% attendance for their year group for the second day in a row. Well done Year 7, keep up the good work!

01/10/19

400 hand crafted cranes by students - all with unique messages to showcase the importance of being kind. Now on display in reception. https://t.co/1TPZtBdFAi

30/09/19

On Monday 30 September, Year 7 students were all in school, achieving 100% attendance for their year group. Well done Year 7, keep up the good work!

27/09/19

The was a success! Thank you to all staff and students who came along today, and to those who donated such yummy treats!🧁 https://t.co/SQlKptuG6a

27/09/19

We are ready for the cake sale! https://t.co/jkVNsjdXgl

27/09/19

Our Sixth Form Prefects are ready and waiting for the cake donations to flood in this morning for our coffee morning! Which house will raise the most money this year? https://t.co/EaDb4qiGHr

26/09/19

Year 7 explored the school rounds in Physics today, investigating the effect different surfaces had on the gravitational energy store of the first bounce compared to the gravitational energy store the ball had just before it was first dropped! https://t.co/zp0BQtZFbj

26/09/19

Special congratulations to 8V who challenged themselves to have a whole lesson in French where their teacher (Mrs Vincent) only spoke French! Students did a fantastic job of helping each other understand instructions and have already planned their next class challenge!

25/09/19

Year 8 have been investigating the gravitational field strength of different planets and its effect on weight in Physics today. https://t.co/PUemZ8by5S

24/09/19

On Tuesday 24 September, Year 7 students were all in school, achieving 100% attendance for their year group. Well done Year 7, keep up the good work!

23/09/19

On Saturday we also welcomed our Alumni for Afternoon Tea. We had a lovely afternoon hearing stories about their time at Invicta as well as hearing about all the great things they have achieved since leaving us! https://t.co/5fOVf280we

23/09/19

We welcome the outstanding Wolfe Duo for a concert in the auditorium tomorrow at 5.30pm. Joseph (violin) and Anthony (piano) will be playing works including Brahms Sonata in A Major, and entry (on the door) is £5 adults/£3 students, which includes free tea and home made cake!

21/09/19

The Autumn Fair is well underway, with lots of great stalls and talented acts! Why not head over and join the fun? https://t.co/qtmPsjRZHA

20/09/19

We look forward to welcoming you all to Invicta tomorrow, for a day of family fun! https://t.co/bSORoLuG3N

19/09/19

Our Leadership Fair on Tuesday gave students the chance to see what opportunities are available to them, and how to apply! https://t.co/JGf5QVPtm7

16/09/19

Congratulations to all the students who participated in this year’s Summer Reading Challenge. Involving borrowing books from the school library and writing a review for each. Jessie-Mae in 8I was the winner of the prize draw! https://t.co/cYSch98q37

16/09/19

Year 7 had a fun-filled team building day on Friday , a perfect end to their second week at Invicta! https://t.co/PMYC86Fy6q

12/09/19

Our Year 8 buddies have visited the girls at their welcome drinks answering all questions and sharing their top tips for surviving Year 7! https://t.co/CmsrQbdkXw

12/09/19

Starting secondary - BBC Bitesize offers advice and support to help with the move! https://t.co/UOET8h9G5R

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, 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-do’ 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.