Welcome to Grade 10

Grade 10 (Class of 2022)

THIMUN 2020

ABIS students from grades 9-12 are currently attending the THIMUN Conference in Doha, Qatar. Special thanks to Ms. Mekhala for the countless hours spent organizing the trip and booking venues, tickets, buses, and excursions. Thank you also to Ms. Zuweina for her hard...

Grade 10 continue preparing for exams

Grade 10 bravely launched back into school this week with mock speaking exams in their first classes. We will now revise a range of exam topics before doing our formal mock exams, in the four skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening, in February. The...

English classes this week

It was a short but sweet week where we enjoyed getting to know how each of us spent the winter break. Experiences ranged from falling off the ski slopes in Austria to chillaxing at home in Sohar. Grade 12 DP students are jogging their memory on Persepolis to make...

2019 Winter Concert: photos & videos

Wow! What a fantastic evening the 2019 Winter Concert was! A massive congratulations to all the students who performed in this concert. And a massive thank you to everyone involved behind the scenes to make it all possible. Here are a couple of highlights from the...

IGCSE Art and Design.

Grade 10's coursework portfolios are well underway. After choosing a theme, students must complete a "fully realized" artwork. The portfolio captures the entire journey, from observational drawing and collecting sources, to investigating artists, to exploring...

Grade 10 Science

Having completed our unit on reproduction, this week Grade 10 reviewed a past chapter on waves - both sound and light, including wave characteristics such as reflection, diffraction, refraction and Total Internal Reflection. Students answered questions from past IGCSE...

Grade 10 mathematics

This week grade 10 were working through algebraic fractions as part of their algebra unit. Greta, very kindly, agreed to share her understanding with the rest of the class. The class repaid the kindness by asking probing questions to further enhance understanding.

Passionate about filming!

As our first session of Passion Projects this year comes to a close, the ladies involved in a film making project this term packed new ideas into their work until the last minute. They have been designing a range of short films to address both fun and serious topics...

Chinese ink painting in G10 art.

The IGCSE Art & Design students worked hard to complete their first finished pieces, then selected the themes they will be using this year in the creation of their portfolios. Now we are enjoying a series of fun mini-lessons, chosen by the students, that will...

Grade 10 Mathematics

This week grade 10 mathematicians have been investigating the different forms of a quadratic equation and what different information can easily be obtained from each. Their work will be assessed in terms of their investigative & communicative...

Expressing ourselves in music

Some students came down to LC3 to use the music space for their Passion Projects. One student is busy honing her lyric and melody writing skills in order to compose a song. Two other students are wanting to cover a pop song from their own country and so are busy...

William Tell Overture

Grade 10 music embarked on the exciting adventure analyzing the Overture to William Tell by the Italian composer Rossini. On listening to it (whilst following the detailed orchestral score) for the first time, they articulated their first impressions: "Beautiful!"...

While Ms. Rehil was away…

I had the great pleasure of supervising the Grade 10 art class Tuesday. Students are working on pieces to submit for their IGCSE coursework portfolio. There was a diversity of intentions, techniques and media... A background in mixed media (for a portrait) a still...

Grade 10 Mathematics

Recently Grade 10 mathematicians were collaboratively creating worked solutions for IGCSE style questions that required them to apply their understanding of similarity. This help to reinforce the approach that learning can be collaborative and when done this way it...

National Pride

Secondary students have been discussing their countries of origin over the last couple of weeks during morning advisory time. They are now interviewing each other about topics such as culture, food, sport and so on. This has been an interesting experience for those...

Is Reality Real?

Or are we part of a very complex computer simulation? This is a question that Grade 7/8 English are considering at the moment as we delve in the esoteric world of philosophical debate. The class watched a number of video clips on topics such as Plato's Cave allegory,...

Grade 7 Stop Motion Design Project

Grade 7 will be designing a stop motion video to promote the importance of recycling. We are currently at the planning stage and the class had a 'Dragon's Den' style activity, where they had to explain the nature of their design brief and suggest possible ideas for...

TRAGEDY!

No, not a reference to the Beegees' disco classic although I was tempted to sing it as I entered the class. Alas, I couldn't find the requisite tight white flares, not even at the very back of my wardrobe... This week, Grade 9 have been discussing the key ingredients...

Hello everyone!

Hello everyone! I'm Rachel Howes and I'll be teaching French at ABIS this year. I am so happy to be here in Oman. I have wanted to be here for so long! I've been enjoying exploring Sohar with my husband and children and the warm welcome has made us feel at home right...