Summer time revision for Biology and Chemistry

Summer time is coming. While it is a time of rest and recovery from the rigors of the year students moving into grade 12 face the challenge of keeping their memories fresh about learning this year. The external exams at the end of next year will draw on concepts from...

What does a final MYP grade mean?

At ABIS we use the IB Middle Years Programme 1-8 grading system to grade all the summative work students do in their classes. I like to think of the grades received as being in one of four bands with 7-8 being great work, 5-6 being good work, 3-4 being minimally...

Personal Product in Grade 9

The Personal Project (PP) is a unique way all IB students can accomplish something they think is important, valuable, and challenging. Along with meeting Sevice as Action Goals, it is part of a pair of requirements all students must complete in order to receive the IB...

School Closure and Extra Time

I hope that every ABIS family has been able to balance the need for academic progress with the unique needs the pandemic has created. There is no end to the benefits of games, conversation, and other satisfying family interactions which are possible now more than ever...