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16/04/19

Entries are rolling in for our Easter Reading competition. Send in your photo of you reading a library book in an unusual place to enter. https://t.co/rNQq7WJOk5

15/04/19

Last week we welcomed Year 4 and 5 students to our Musical Theatre Workshops. They learnt different routines from all our favourite musicals! We hope you had as much fun as us, and we can't wait to see you all again. https://t.co/Z23NLCJ5Fv

05/04/19

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We're delighted that Invicta Grammar School has been recognised nationally for its excellent results in 2018 based on data from the Department for Education and Ofsted, analysed by SSAT, the Schools, Students and Teachers network. https://t.co/XpWwnNqa9q

05/04/19

Congratulations to our competition winners from the 2019 Big Bang Fair! https://t.co/GLvuCLaGzR

05/04/19

Well done to our girls involved in the netball match against . With 6 winning results it was an evening to be celebrated! A special mention to our Year 9 and 10 sports leaders who took the lead in umpiring and scoring the matches! https://t.co/DZZjQaABpP

03/04/19

Yesterday we welcomed Year 5 students for our 'Easter Marketing' Business Workshop. The girls looked at the packaging of some of our favourite Easter chocolates, as well as their favourite part, the taste test!! 🍫 https://t.co/WMr064o88n

03/04/19

FIGS QUIZ NIGHT Saturday 11 May 2019, get your tickets now! https://t.co/JsvYMHAtxY

02/04/19

This breaktime Nightingale House held a charity Bake Sale for the whole school to enjoy some yummy Easter Bakes and what a treat it was!🎂 https://t.co/grA2tBTC8L

02/04/19

Well done and thank you to all our students for supporting yesterdays non-uniform day. We are pleased to announce that together we raised an amazing... £1,173.78 This will be added to our ongoing developing RAG fund for our chosen charities this year! https://t.co/U9PH78CV1B

01/04/19

Students are sharing messages of unity today on their clothing and on display boards in reception. They are taking an opportunity to show each other how much they enjoy and appreciate being part of such a diverse and multi-cultural community. https://t.co/GdKS6XRicd

01/04/19

Calling all our talented bakers! What a great opportunity to show off your outstanding baking skills! Ready, set, BAKE!!! https://t.co/t1qJCl8zV3

29/03/19

Today we welcomed our over 60's back for some Easter Cupcake Baking. We hope you had as much fun as we did, see you next time! https://t.co/Ll59MhP8Nv

29/03/19

On Tuesday 4 students attended the Salters Chemistry Festival . They had a great day of experiments and demonstrations. A massive well done to the girl’s for their hard work and engagement during the day! https://t.co/9BW8nejm6w

28/03/19

What a fantastic evening we had at . The evening consisted of author talks from Sita Bramanchari and Matt Killeen along with a Q&A where we were able to quiz them further. Thank you for having us, we can't for next year! https://t.co/iwOJxQmpN4

28/03/19

Retweeted From Valley Invicta TSA

Another successful Train to Teach Day yesterday with visitors keen to train as teachers 🙂 Thank you to: for hosting our visitors.

28/03/19

Congratulations to Lexie in Year 8 for her review of the book 'Moxie' that was printed in the programme for last nights South East Schools Themed Book Awards. https://t.co/d5MpWKC8q3

27/03/19

It was incredible to welcome lots of our excited new Year 7's to the first stage of their induction to Invicta, on Monday 25 March. It was lovely to see the smiles from both the girls and parents, whilst we recognised so many familiar faces! https://t.co/ndxRNsYChm

27/03/19

Congratulations to our Year 7 netball team who are the Maidstone District Champions for this year. They won the tournament scoring 30 goals against the other teams and not a single shot was scored against them. What an achievement! https://t.co/osE0zuAxC2

26/03/19

What better way to say well done to our Year 9 students who have achieved 100% attendance than with hot chocolate and cookies, not forgetting the cream and marshmallows! 🎊 https://t.co/XP2hiqKgnH

26/03/19

Year 7 have been getting their director hats on in BEN today as they film trailers for the products they have been designing! https://t.co/83KxmTCx5E

26/03/19

We are so glad to have with us today. Kicking the day off with an outstanding performance to Year 9! https://t.co/X6H4oUby9T

25/03/19

Tonight we look forward to welcoming our new Year 7’s for our New Entrants’ Evening!

25/03/19

Well done to our staff members who ran the London Landmarks Half yesterday for . A special well done to Mr Ehren and Paul who ran together, with Mr Ehren guiding Paul in replacement of his guide dog! They completed the marathon in a great time of 2hr 48mins! https://t.co/liePfzqxmP

22/03/19

The Year 4 girls attending our all day Musical Theatre Workshop today, joined in with the Year 9 PE student to show off their Just Dance Moves! 💃 https://t.co/zzMmF2a35Z

22/03/19

Well done to the Year 8 Netball Teams who won the Maidstone District Netball on Monday, 18 March! https://t.co/4NtglS7Tmz

22/03/19

Here at Invicta we support and encourage our students to explore all their post 18 options, we feel US Universities are especially great opportunities! https://t.co/EftwsxDhGz

21/03/19

Today we welcome our Italian Exchange Students from ITC Tosi-Busto Arsizio. https://t.co/2imSkbFlNA

21/03/19

Year 7 have been working hard on their cases today! Some beautiful creations coming along... https://t.co/nnJtUF8V43

21/03/19

Last night we held our Annual Spring Concert, with outstanding performances from our House Bands, Orchestra's and Choir's. We are so proud of all our students for their hard work in the build up to last night! https://t.co/fWEwDfFENI

21/03/19

Our IGS Runners are looking forward to the London Landmarks Half this coming Sunday in support of the Guide Dogs Association. Thank you to everyone who has donated. There is still time to donate via: https://t.co/tdQI1Zv5f2

20/03/19

Yesterday lunchtime our 'Mini House Spirit Day' fun continued! With a sponsored run from Austen House and sponsored hola hooping from Roddick House along with Frank House selling Popcorn and Candy Floss. All in the name of charity! https://t.co/XvpSOL35Jf

20/03/19

Good luck to our Year 7 Team, who are competing in the Kent County Netball Tournament today!

19/03/19

Congratulations to Angel in 9N, winner of the FIGS Amazing Chcolate Hamper Raffle! https://t.co/uJNI1zAscO

19/03/19

The Colvin House Bake Sale has gone down a treat - cake's enjoyed by all!🎂 https://t.co/dvMcPzNiQQ

19/03/19

Today is 'Mini-House Spirit Day'. All year groups are dressed and looking fabulous in their House Colours! We are all looking forward to the house events later today. https://t.co/mdrztBWkXd

18/03/19

On Saturday we welcomed Year 5's for an 'Introduction to Filmmaking'. Where they planned, directed and then filmed their own mini movies.📽️ We loved seeing you all and cannot wait to see you again! https://t.co/JwD8DeozKm

15/03/19

Thank you to everyone for attending our Young Chamber business lunch, with special thanks to the events sponsor and our guest speaker . Also a very big well done to the Young Chamber team for all their hard work in preparation for this event! https://t.co/WTximOsWnM

15/03/19

The girls have got their accessories on and have donated to this morning! Don't they look fabulous? https://t.co/MMzT6Av7Dp

14/03/19

Today we welcomed Year 5 students for our annual 'Primary STEM Challenge'. Well done to you all for your hard work! https://t.co/EHVRMz8vU2

14/03/19

A Level Art and Photograph have been getting creative by responding to the artist Yves Klien as part of their A Level exam unit. https://t.co/d4hxSY9AEG

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.