Grade 7/8 Language Acquisition class are continuing with their first unit of study where we are exploring the statement of inquiry, ” choices we make about what we eat are influenced by our culture and the context in which we live.” Last week, we learned...

Burn the witches

Grade 10 English students have started their first drama unit of IGCSE with The Crucible. Set in Salem and heavily inspired by the Salem witch hunt, the play explores the effects of mass hysteria. A play is written to be performed and that’s exactly what we do...

G12…the outsiders of ABIS

For our final text in Grade 12, we are reading Camus’ The Outsider, a brilliantly depressing book to finish off 12 years of education. If you haven’t read it and you’re looking for something to make you feel like life is meaningless, then this is the...

Carol Ann Duffy’s poetry

Grade 11 students are doing a great job in breaking down and analyzing poetry by Carol Ann Duffy. They first do this in groups and then discuss as a whole class. The discussions are mostly student lead, and I only step in to steer them in the right direction if...

Urban decay in 1984

As we read 1984 in class, we are recognizing the most important element of a totalitarian dystopian society – control – and how this control is causing urban decay, both literally and figuratively. Students made min maps and finding examples from the class...