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26/06/19

Thank you for coming in this morning to talk to our Business Studies students. They all thoroughly enjoyed your talk and the yummy shakes! https://t.co/K85yineiLW

26/06/19

Don’t forget our final non-uniform day this Friday! https://t.co/t1fDO7kmJo

24/06/19

On Saturday we welcomed Year 5 for our annual Year 5 Experience Morning. It was so nice to see all your smiling faces and we look forward to seeing you all again very soon! https://t.co/FqBfD5q4nC

23/06/19

Year 7 enjoyed their day on Thursday exploring our local nature reserves. 10km walked - well done girls! https://t.co/6DPcF0t4xX

21/06/19

This afternoon 7C have been busy preparing for the Business and Enterprise Summer Fair on Monday, 24 June. https://t.co/H8rrilsCmK

20/06/19

Yesterday Year 9 celebrated their hard work this year with a reward trip to Thorpe Park! 🎢 https://t.co/xDd9piEQ1N

20/06/19

We are delighted that Invicta has been chosen to host a judging panel for The Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize. A group of students from Year 7 and 8 will be reading the books and deciding which the best science book is for children this year. https://t.co/7RIIkPt4yR

16/06/19

New Entrants’ meeting are Monday 17 and Wednesday 26 June. You would have been sent your individual meeting time!

16/06/19

Well Done Poppy! https://t.co/NaDcztjaj3

12/06/19

We are looking forward to welcoming all our new Year 7’s to the New Entrants’ Evening this evening!

12/06/19

Retweeted From VIPS@Holboroughlakes

This is a map of our Playground Challenge Obstacle Course that the children will be participating in on Friday! We are looking forward to raising money for UNICEF and £375 could build a community playground in Zambia so that 100 children can play! https://t.co/n7ZrYS6l7w

11/06/19

On Tuesday 11 June, Year 7, 8 and 9 students were all in school, achieving 100% attendance for their year group. Well done Year 7, 8 and 9, keep up the great work!

11/06/19

Well done to our Year 7 and 8 rounders teams who both came first in the their first Maidstone Schools rounders tournament! A great way to start the summer!

10/06/19

On 10 June, Year 7 students were all in school, achieving 100% attendance for their year group. Well done Year 7, keep up the good work! https://t.co/SpqWFza05S

10/06/19

Congratulations to our Year 7 and 8 Athletics teams who both came first in the first Maidstone schools athletics meet! We can't wait for the next few competitions.

08/06/19

It was truly an amazing trip! https://t.co/GpJxgtb81r

05/06/19

Are you up to date with our latest Invicta News? Check it out: https://t.co/XPVeBJWD7i

04/06/19

All parents/carers of students at Invicta Grammar School have been invited to vote for a new school governor – have you made your choice yet? Don’t miss the chance to have your say. Voting closes on 7 June! https://t.co/wmiPjkwRjU

01/06/19

Tuesday, 4 June

31/05/19

We love hearing about the progress of our puppies - we are so proud of them! 🐶 https://t.co/2EcTzXpFNu

30/05/19

The countdown is on for Beauty and the Beast tickets... https://t.co/Xmnhdb671T

23/05/19

Year 8G had a fantastic afternoon for their 'Preparation for Employment Afternoon' thank you very much to ! https://t.co/FD5cRxpIGy

23/05/19

We asked students to suggest names, they were drawn from a hat and Bubbles was the winner!

22/05/19

We are delighted to welcome Bubbles into the world! A great opportunity for us to sponsor another Guide Dog and what a cute puppy she is! Welcome to our family Bubbles. https://t.co/3fa1a6wo8o

21/05/19

It was lovely to see so many girls and their parents at our Year 5 Open Evening last night. We hope everyone enjoyed their lessons and we look forward to welcoming you all to Invicta again, very soon! https://t.co/bMgteXSeCS

20/05/19

Tonight we welcome prospective parents and their daughter to our annual Year 5 Open Evening. We look forward to meeting you all soon!

20/05/19

Well done to all the Bronze D of E groups who carried out their practice expedition - you all worked very hard! https://t.co/28m3ZPQAQr

17/05/19

It is Flower Day! Today we welcomed summer and got our floral on - all in aid of our RAG charities! https://t.co/Tn1rDlX1ra

17/05/19

On Wednesday our Year 8 girls enjoyed a day in the sun in Ypres learning about WW1 and the trenches! https://t.co/zHXDHlAsUi

16/05/19

Yesterday Mrs Bolton attended with a small group of school librarians and Book Trust staff to select books for the Secondary Library Pack next year. She can't tell us what was chosen but promises we will be receiving some fantastic titles! " https://t.co/v8CX5tIBlS

16/05/19

Are you a former student of Invicta? Why not join our Facebook Alumni Group ... https://t.co/UQb5o3Lfky

15/05/19

Yesterday lunchtime Invicta teaching staff and Year 13 boys played a rounders match against Year 13 girls. With the staff showing the students how its done! A great afternoon had by all! https://t.co/CZj8fYQ0Jd

15/05/19

What a great afternoon of Beauty and the Beast themed biscuit icing, ahead of the production in July! https://t.co/iSccrbmUGq

14/05/19

Retweeted From VIAT

Don't miss Invicta Grammar School’s Year 5 open event on Monday 20 May, 6pm to 8pm. There will be a talk from Headteacher, Mrs Derrick, and lots of other helpful information, including a parent and child taster lesson! Book here: https://t.co/P9nchZ7EyM https://t.co/XjCQPZY09h

10/05/19

Win £5000 for our school library and £100 of book tokens for you too! https://t.co/YQGgARTrks

09/05/19

Invicta is excited to welcome the Wolfe/Zerpa Falcon duo (Violin and Piano) to the auditorium on Wednesday 15 May at 6pm for a recital of Beethoven and Mozart. Tickets are £5 adults and £3 for students, and all are welcome!

09/05/19

32 Year 9 students had the opportunity to attend the launch event of the new Adventure Zone in Mote Park last week. They loved it! https://t.co/jjllYK5412

08/05/19

Well done to Mrs Billingham and our Year 9 Students for the fantastic cakes they made for the Heart of Kent Hospice Bluebell Walk Cake Table on Sunday! £1,100 was raised for the from this cake table. 🍰 https://t.co/DcJVq59Ph0

08/05/19

Retweeted From Urban Blue

Thanks to for allowing us to come along this morning to talk to your students about "Safe socialising". You have the honour of being our first school talk 😀

03/05/19

With exam season starting, we feel this is great advice for all students who are feeling slightly anxious and overwhelmed - definitely worth the read! https://t.co/8GxyMhqbVL

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.