Today, the Science Department are celebrating the International Day of Women and Girls in Science! Students are also sharing their thoughts on why celebrating Women in Science is important!


Introducing Mr Harris and Mr Invictus, two fantastic snowmen created by Asia in Year 7. Brilliant!


Please click on picture for Young Croydon Half term Programme.


Lekshmi in Year 9 has produced an amazing presentation titled 'The History of Space Flight' after one of her feedback lessons in Science. Such detail and effort went into producing this fantastic piece of work! Ms Cullen and the Science team say, "Well Done Lekshmi!"


Bedrock Learning - The programme is a broad and rich curriculum which immerses students in academic vocabulary, whilst ensuring learners read interesting fiction and non-fiction texts’ Please encourage your son/daughter to use at home. See link :


Parents/Carers/students - don't forget to check out the Bedrock learning resources! Introduction link Guide for Parents


Here at Invictus we are passionate about supporting the mental health of our students. We have been utilizing online platforms such as Microsoft Teams to offer students a range of techniques to support their mental wellbeing.


Thank you for this beautiful art work by Emilia. Work from Ms Derby's Year 7 art class - creating art work by reading a description of a mythical being and using written clues to create a visual representation. Well done!


Year 11 continue to work hard producing beautiful informative posters on the Water Cycle in Biology. Amazing efforts in remote learning! Keep it up Year 11! - Ms Bent


NLT Literacy for Learning conference. There are a range of events for students, teachers & parents. Includes careers related sessions as well as literary workshops with authors for students and parents; and teachers. See the Invictus Website.


Colleagues at Harris Invictus are undertaking a challenge during this lockdown in which they are completing a collective walk from Lands End to John O’Groats. Raising money for Off The Record - a counselling service for our local children. We will keep you updated.


Thank you to all our parents for completing our survey. Your support for our Remote Learning approach is much appreciated. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any concerns.


Excellent work on distance-time graphs, presented beautifully by Year 11.


“Fantastic discussion and contributions by Year 11 in Hooke’s Law Physics”


Well done Year 11! - Mr Green


Big shout out to all Y11 completing maths online – from Mr Green.


More great work from our year 11 students. Looking really good...


Engagement high in Y11 lessons - well done!


So proud of our Y10 students engaging in lessons online today.


Really proud of our students and their engagement with the online work, showing great attitude and resolve. Here is the work for my history today. I'm sorry for the score I got in my quiz, I believe I could've done better and will aim to do so in the next quiz you give! (Yr 9)

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Posted on February 23rd 2021

The Science Department celebrated the International Day of Women and Girls in Science!

The Science Department celebrated the International Day of Women and Girls in Science!

Each year, the 11th of February marks an international celebration of women and girls in science and STEM and the contributions they make in their field. For 2021, the theme was “Women Scientists at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19".

As you may know, there is a huge gender gap between men and women in Science! Also, there are even less girls and women across sciences such as Physics, Chemistry and so on. This gap between men and women widens when looking at minority groups in girls, such as Black and Asian girls and women!

The Science Department used the day’s lessons as an opportunity to discuss the contributions made by female scientists in fighting COVID-19: from finding out more about the Coronavirus, to developing the vaccine and encouraging citizens to take it! Female scientists have been FANTASTIC and so important in leading the fight against Coronavirus and we wanted to celebrate them!

We watched an interview with Dr Kizzmekia Corbett, an African American Female Immunologist, a scientist who works on the body’s immune response and fighting disease, and the work she has done in developing the vaccine in the US.

Comments from some of our students included:

“Dr Kizzmekia Corbett seems very passionate about her job. She has a strong science background and started being interested in science from a very early age. In terms of the vaccine, she has used her clinical knowledge from the past 6 years and started the first set of trials for the vaccine.”

“We have this international day to support young women’s interests.”

“The percentage of women in STEM-based jobs is much lower than men... that’s why this is important”.

“Dr Corbett talks enthusiastically; she is different from the stereotypical ‘boring’ scientists.”

Overall, we had a great response and stimulated many important and interesting discussions with our students!


As part of our celebration, we also wanted to celebrate some amazing female scientists at Invictus!

Year 7

Hanna, Jeeya, Gift, Yvonne, Raahi, Vani

 Year 8

Victoria, Maha, Adrian, Ziah, Joyce, Deepthi

Year 9

Riley, Lekshmi, Tahlia, Khulsum, Tiana

Year 10

Ayishat, Sabirin, Zahra, Princess, Shamia and Summer-Jade

Year 11

Assia, Tola, Pranavee, Alushba, Bilan, Amenta

Well done to you all for being nominated as outstanding young female scientists!


To find out more about Women in Science for yourself, use the following links: