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25/09/20

Great to hear our ‘socially distanced’ Orchestra rehearsing music from ... a few teaser photos, video to follow next week. https://t.co/hub3YLo8gJ

25/09/20

Retweeted From Valley Park School

Look how proud Mrs Prebble is! Kent Teacher of the Year for all her hard work with our dementia cafe. We are v proud of you too, Mrs Prebble - congratulations! 👏 https://t.co/68UVKwyG1Z

25/09/20

Student Designer of the Day - Emily Year 12! A selection of Emily’s GCSE work - who is now enjoying A-Levels.#LondonDesignfestival https://t.co/ui0StIvd5Q

25/09/20

Rose Dyson was a hot topic for discussion in 7A Business and Enterprise lessons today. What characteristics make a successful entrepreneur? https://t.co/6jwFPCQGRF

25/09/20

Lovely to see some of the Year 6 students enjoying our 'Virtual' Maths Workshop. Thank you for sharing. 'Isla and Tia went through the Maths workshop together over zoom! They had great fun and did really well...Thank you for all the effort that went into it! ' https://t.co/Jwv5bBBKF8

25/09/20

Retweeted From Shakespeare's Globe

we're streaming our 2019 production of 💔 (created especially for young people) for free, on our YouTube channel this 28 September. Find out how to watch, plus info on resources to unlock the play, on our blog. https://t.co/2cK7YQ9I0K

25/09/20

Retweeted From The Female Lead

Meet Krystina - a flight systems engineer! "I was one of only two women on my course which came as a shock. I’m glad that I had the courage to forge my own path and I hope to show young girls that they too can pursue a career in engineering" https://t.co/tv9QM7NCfg https://t.co/I6xNza7lTo

24/09/20

Our pleasure. https://t.co/YanHA4ZaPz

24/09/20

Lovely to welcome back Maria from ‘Queens Outreach Team’ for a ‘Virtual’ interview preparation workshop for some of our Year 13 tonight. https://t.co/gjLZ6nadBL

24/09/20

A big ‘Thank You’ to the Kent Immunisation Team who over the past two days have administered approx 450 HPV vaccines to our Year 8 & 9 students. https://t.co/0xo5Sg8DG9

24/09/20

Student Designer of the Day - Alice Year 9! Together with the family dog ‘Lola’ More of Year 9 using line and stitch, onto string drawings. https://t.co/cLHO6GHMsI

24/09/20

Fantastic feedback for us thank you. https://t.co/lvxi1vLnEe

23/09/20

We are excited to support first-ever podcast!#WeRiseByLiftingOthers https://t.co/tKLn6EtPR4

23/09/20

A virtual experience of lunch at Invicta! https://t.co/skDvcRykEY

23/09/20

As lunchtime begins our students are greeted by Mrs Smith & Mrs Weston our amazing Lunchtime Supervisors into the Hall for our grab & go service. video coming shortly! https://t.co/RWo005zMwE

23/09/20

Student Designer of the Day - Harriet Year 9! with her family dog ‘Honey’ Year 9 have been exploring feelings from lockdown/isolation and what has been important to them. Using line and stitch, onto string drawings.#LondonDesignfestival https://t.co/j1xHyZB4zc

23/09/20

Feedback so far confirms our first ‘Virtual’ Consultation Evening was a success! Thank you to our Year 13 Parents for your comments ‘The evening ran smoothly, on time, can this be a long term thing’ https://t.co/GnIqqTU0dn

22/09/20

Some more of the Year 7 Team Build Day - lots of smiling faces https://t.co/gejNJyC586

22/09/20

After starting with Ecological footprints onto a video to mindmaps, Year 8 are are looking to ‘Design a replacement piece of single use plastic environmentally friendly’. We look forward to seeing the designs. https://t.co/azvZtL6vZb

22/09/20

Our second Student Designer of the Day - Iris Year 10! Greece - Inspired by using Macramé and drapery in her work. https://t.co/KXdSEnSZ2w

22/09/20

Retweeted From Valley Park School

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22/09/20

Some of our Year 8 Geography students watching ‘Drowning in Plastic’ before creating mind maps from the film. https://t.co/duZ7fLBKBH

22/09/20

Today our Year 8 Geography students have been learning about plastic pollution. https://t.co/f9vuy5eb0k

22/09/20

Year 7 enjoying their Team Building Day! Lots of fun in the sun ☀️ https://t.co/3hrwU8q033

22/09/20

Student Designer of the Day - Thea Year 10! Japan - Abstract Fashion Designers and Artists, Thea is busy working on Abstract silhouettes and subtraction cutting. https://t.co/y7N7EOn1G1

22/09/20

Year 7 are all systems go - for the Team Build Day ahead what beautiful weather they have for a day on the field....photos to follow later. https://t.co/arOWD1nFTs

22/09/20

Retweeted From KSS Design Group

Our brand-new school with recently opened its doors for the first time to the founding cohort of students – Read more about our latest education project in here https://t.co/AFLIHeZVv8 https://t.co/dxfhb6nsGp

21/09/20

Sadly nothing to do with social distancing on our part, but the company for safety reasons. The Year 7 class photos were taken by our own staff member for their first year.

21/09/20

We are looking forward to seeing our Year 13’s and parents tonight on our first ever ‘Virtual Consultation Evening’.

21/09/20

Student Designer of the Day - Charlotte Year 13! A display of amazing work showing how Art Textiles can link into Biology. Charlotte is looking to progress onto a Print Degree at London College of Fashion https://t.co/Ygpd6NRrHb

21/09/20

It is ‘The Great British Beach Clean/Recycle Week & London Fashion Week’ - Watch out for our tweets this week to see what our students have been up to!

21/09/20

What a fantastic extracurricular programme - Thank you and Well Done Charlotte. https://t.co/UvCbzvCMMH

21/09/20

Charlotte's report - 'CyberFirst Defenders was a brilliant course. For two weeks we were taught how to ethically hack into products and crack passwords. We were kept in a safe ‘lab’ environment at all times. The course was very hands-on ' https://t.co/5Hs1uO6p62

21/09/20

We are proud of all our students as they have been superb in the way in which they are using our ‘one way’ system, face coverings, and the new routines associated with school.

18/09/20

We would like to wish all our students off to University this weekend the very best of luck!

18/09/20

Fantastic to see some of our Year 9 Food students making Ratatouille! https://t.co/NyE4mbFNBu

18/09/20

We are very proud of the fundraising we do at Invicta, supporting many charities https://t.co/aI64ipXsLy

18/09/20

Super proud of one of our VIAT siblings! https://t.co/mVftisH8FN

17/09/20

Retweeted From The Female Lead

We're so excited to announce the arrival of The Female Lead's first-ever podcast! The Making Of... is an 8-part series launching next Wednesday. Subscribe today to be the first to listen: https://t.co/69QXykCSfQ https://t.co/N6c40CtG5m

Careers Education

Students in Library  Invicta home image 7

Preparing students for the future is a key theme which runs throughout the curriculum and complemented by the programme of careers education activities in our PSHEE and Tutor Time programme.  We introduce students to the world of work in Year 7 through our leadership programme.  In Year 8, the focus of careers education moves to supporting students as they make their GCSE choices.  We support students in this decision making process through PSHEE lessons and the GCSE Options Evening.  At this time, students can also request careers advice through drop in sessions at lunchtime careers clinics.  We endeavour to ensure students are considering the longer term implications of their GCSE choices to enable them to keep their options open longer term.  Students also complete a visit an employer to see the world of work in action.

As students move on to Years 9 and 10, we are keen to help them to develop an insight into working life and university study. Year 9 students meet with our Careers Adviser through the PSHEE programme and Year 10 have a full day devoted to careers education and their option choices post 16.    Year 10 students also complete a week of work experience towards the end of the academic year.

In Year 11, we give students time to develop their careers research skills through the PSHEE programme as well as supporting them with further development of their post 16 plans.  

Entry into the Sixth Form sees the start of careers education focusing on Options 18+.  An early careers event in Year 12 introduces students to all their post-18 options, where they attend workshops about going to university, Oxbridge, medical and veterinary science options, higher level apprenticeships and student finance.   We deliver a number of workshops on Options 18+ in the Sixth Form.   As the majority of our students choose to move on to higher education we ensure there is a focus on supporting them with their university applications and personal statements.  However, we also ensure they are all fully prepared for job hunting - whether this be for straight after Year 13 or in their longer term future.

What the students say:

“I really enjoyed visiting UCL, I learnt a lot about my future options and what University life is all about.”    (Year 10 Student).

“The Real Game helped me understand what life is like after school. I was a self-employed painter and decorator and had lost all my money by the end of the day!” (Year 7 Student).

“I never realised there were so many different jobs available in the world of work until we did the visit to an employer on the Enrichment Day!"  (Year 8 Student).