Welcome to Grade 11

Grade 11 (Class of 2022)

Student Led Conferences – A celebration of success

Student Led Conferences – A celebration of success

It was wonderful to see and hear about how the students have reflected on their learning and how they can use those elections to plan for their futures.  This is especially true for the Grade 12's as they will soon embark on the next phase of their lives as they leave...

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,...

Statistics

Statistics

Statistics is a tool used to make decisions that will impact on real-life choices, and where to spend our money and effort on activities - hopefully with some beneficial outcome. In Applications SL, the use of statistics covers about 50% of the course and is therefore...

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...

Congratulations to Kavya!

Congratulations to Kavya!

Our grade 11 DP student took part in an online virtual CAS conference organised by castrips.org. Around 200 students from Africa, Europe and the Middle-East took part in this conference to discuss "equality - driving social, racial and gender justice". One of the...

Impulse

Impulse

This week the grade 11 physics students were throwing and catching raw eggs to physically learn about a physics concept without computation and equations.  The activity focussed on what they knew instinctively about throwing and catching because as the distance...

Sketchnoting in DP History

Sketchnoting in DP History

Students in grade 11 completed a really cool sketchnote this week that outlines the reasons for the policy of appeasement in the 1930s. Sketchnoting is a note taking technique that combines text, graphics, connectors, and containers and is a nice option to have if...

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work!

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work!

One of the benefits of having a small language class is having the opportunity to work collaboratively as a team. Grade 11 French students do an amazing job of encouraging each other, giving valuable peer evaluations, and suggesting ways in which they each can...

TOK Exhibition Preparation

TOK Exhibition Preparation

Students in grade 11 are beginning to work on their TOK Exhibition. This is a new assignment this year that is replacing the presentation. In this, students have to choose a question and 3 objects that connect to the question. A visual representation of the process is...

Artwork 4 in progress!

Artwork 4 in progress!

Lizzie in Grade 11 has completed three printmaking projects and is now coming back to a medium where she has more prior experience. In DP Visual Art, students are able to specialize in their favorite medium for the final exhibition. Their process portfolio, on the...

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...

K1 & K2 Animals in Oman

K1 & K2 Animals in Oman

This week the students have been busy in literacy making their names and exploring the alphabet. In Maths they have been learning about graphing, collecting information and sorting. In our unit of inquiry we have been learning about animals in Oman. The grade 11...

Oman Week CAS Project

Oman Week CAS Project

After weeks of planning, changing plans, and scrapping plans (thanks to the ever changing COVID regulations), our grade 11 had a successful Oman Week. Goal: Create a 40 min. lesson to create awareness on the impact of trash in the ocean and how we can reduce...

A focus on ATL’s – Perseverance

The Approaches to Learning are skills that enable us all to succeed in life. The grade 10s, 11s and 12s have been using this skill this week in the pursuit of knowledge and understanding.

Creativity Activity Service (CAS) Project

Creativity Activity Service (CAS) Project

CAS project is at least one month long, collaborative project which gives students a chance to follow all of the CAS stages. This includes investigation, preparation, action, demonstration and reflection. Historically, ABIS students have aimed to complete these...

Experiments the basis of Science

The DP students have been conducting experimental work this week. The Grade 11’s have been equating measurements of ‘g’ derived from home experiments and graphs of their data with the local value here at ABIS (9.78 N kg-1). The Grade 12’s have been planning and...

Japanese Expansion in DP History

Japanese Expansion in DP History

This week, grade 12 students have begun revising for exams by looking at the paper 1 topic of The Move to Global War. We are revisiting the case study of Japanese Expansion in the first half of the 20th century. Grade 11 students are also looking at this topic for the...

DP Math A&I

DP Math A&I

This has been a fun term for the grade 11s, easing into DP math with measurements, shapes and some basic trigonometry. These are the building blocks to so many  jobs and disciplines in the real world. The pace will be stepping up in the new term and there will be a...

White Elephant

White Elephant

After an exceptionally hard year we have all had, especially the DP students, it was time for us loosen up and have some fun. Grades 11 and 12 combined forces to exchange gifts in the ‘white elephant’ fashion. For this, they each buy a present for someone in class....