Welcome to Grade 10

Grade 10 (Class of 2023)

New MYP Unit on Health and Medicine

New MYP Unit on Health and Medicine

This week Grade 10 students have started a new unit on the history and development of health and medicine. We will be tracking developments in the field from ancient times to the present and discovering what drove innovation. We will also take a look at health and...

Back to Online Learning

The Grade 11's and 10's are back online and the general feeling is one of despondency.  We can use this time to build or self-management and resilience skills even though we would all like to be face-to-face in school.  Please reach out if you need help, family,...

G10 done just in time.

G10 done just in time.

It is never easy to transition from face-to-face to remote learning, but thankfully Grade 10 students were able to get their unit artworks done before the shift, even if they had been planning on making a more polished final version. Congratulations to them all for...

Design

Design

A busy week in the design classrooms. Most of the students have been building on their basic cooking skills by completing skills based activities. The cooking units in design offer students the opportunity to learn vital life skills of how to feed themselves through...

Civil Rights Movement in Grade 10

Civil Rights Movement in Grade 10

Students have been finishing content about the Civil Rights Movement in the USA this week. We have had very interesting discussions and looked at events in the 1960s and how closely they resemble events from today. Students are currently engaged in an essay assignment...

Design Snapshot W27

Design Snapshot W27

Another busy week across the MYP grade levels. Grade 7 have been continuing to learn safe practices in the kitchen area. Grade 8 focused on the design challenge and the statement of inquiry. Grade 9 explored the sensors this week while grade 10 started to evaluate...

Focussing on a social ATL Skill

Focussing on a social ATL Skill

This week we have been focussing on our collaboration skills, namely delegating and sharing responsibility for decision-making and helping others to succeed. This has been seen in Science with the grades 10 helping each other whilst tuning in to the chemistry unit and...

Chop chop….

Chop chop….

Most of the students (Grade 7 to 9) have been working in the design kitchen. Students have spent several periods discussing safety and best practice while in the teaching space. Students practiced their knife skills using carrots. They have been shown how to practice...

Sharing tips for the personal project.

Sharing tips for the personal project.

Today, several Grade 10 students came to visit the Grade 9 MYP Support class, to offer advice and share strategies for planning the personal project. Hoor, Noor, Sophia, and Georgia talked about some of the organizational tools that worked for them. These included...

Art ePortfolios in progress.

Art ePortfolios in progress.

Students in Grade 10 have the rest of the month to finish their ePortfolio materials. Five will be submitting their visual art unit work to the IB for external assessment, while others will be submitting for music, design, or PHE. In the LC3 art space, there is a lot...

Design MYP

Design MYP

A big week this week where we used the design kitchen space for the first time after much planning and construction. Grade 8s were the first to use this space. The teaching area is split into two sections with sinks and dishwashers in the middle. We have have 12...

A focus on practical skills

A focus on practical skills

The grade 11's and 10's have been focussing on 'building' their practical skills. You might say their practical work skills are 'under construction'. Due to lockdown some of the basic skills that have been honed over the last couple of years have declined due to lack...

Design

Design

Grade 7 to 9 had a cracking week mostly in the workshop as students finish their products. Grade 10 have been working on completing their final design plans. I will let pictures tell most of the story. Students put the final touches to their bird encouragement...

Exam strategies in grades 10 and 12

Exam strategies in grades 10 and 12

After exam week, we have had the chance to see what went well and opportunities for further growth in grades 10 and 12. In grade 10 we are revisiting strategies for analyzing sources using the OPCVL method (origin, purpose, content, value, limitation). In grade 12, we...

Knowledge and Understanding

Knowledge and Understanding

The grade 12 and Grade 10 have been reviewing their knowledge and understanding this week by taking mock examinations in preparation for their final examinations in May. The ATL skills that have been the focus this week are communication and self-reliance. What has to...

Design

Design

Grade 7, 8 and 9 have been hard at work in the workshop whilst grade 10 have been focusing on their specifications for their products. Grade 7s bird products are taking shape. We have a mix of houses, feeders and resting places using a range of materials ranging from...

Mock Exams

Mock Exams

Students in grades 10 and 12 have been preparing for mock exams this week. We have played different games to review content and concepts as well as practiced sample questions. It well be a stressful week ahead, but a valuable learning experience that will help...

Design

Design

Grade 7 to 9 Students have been hard at work in the workshop creating their products. While grade 10s are developing their ideas for their chosen community based product. Grade 7 bird products are at various stages of completion based on their final sketches. This...

eAssessment Preparation in Grade 10

eAssessment Preparation in Grade 10

Grade 10s are busy preparing for their eAssessment in Individuals and Societies. This week we have looked at questions centered on investigation skills where students have to formulate a clear and focused research question that allows them to explore a statement of...