Welcome to Grade 11

As soon as a rule is made it’s broken!

Is that right? Grade 11 students have been busy analysing the rules and conventions of the French language to become more fluent. Preparing for the very rigorous DP assessment programme, we are questioning all we know about how French works and asking difficult...

University support

G12 students are making good progress in narrowing their university options. Most are about to start filling applications, so expect a bit more anxiety over the coming months. Mr Howes has been supporting them in this process. Please contact him if you have questions.

Grade 11 Mathematics

This week grade 11 mathematicians were creating worked solutions for various problems that applied their understanding of geometric series. They made these in the form of a poster. They then gave comments about strengths and areas to improve in each other's work. This...

Printing in G11.

Sanna in DP Visual Art is exploring the theme of transformation, using buildings as symbols to represent the rise and fall of human relationships. While investigating the works of artists like Albrecht Dürer and Andy Warhol, she is also building her own mastery of...

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...

Digging deep

Grade 11 Math students are exploring sequences and series topics. While some ideas are new, they are digging deep into algebraic techniques from Grade 9 to solve the more challenging problems.

Meaning in Medieval Music

Studying the medieval music of the Middle Ages throws up lots of interesting observations and questions. In looking at one particular piece of music we asked questions like: Why did the composer choose that particular selection of notes? Why don't we use these in...

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...

Grade 11 Mathematics

This week, as part of their introduction to the new IB Diploma courses, grade 11 mathematicians were given tasks to further develop their inquiry skills. These tasks focused on sequences but allowed them to utilize many areas of math depending on their thoughts and...

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...

Another year of learning gone!

Time flies when you are having fun. A full academic year has been completed and students have done some serious amount of progress in Science around here. Grade 12 students graduated and are waiting for results to go to university after a well deserved summer. Grade11...

Last sprint before the summer

This week we had the visit of our future IB Biology and Chemistry students, with which we were introducing the coming course and doing some interesting introductory labs. Grade 11 Biology students continued completing the unit on Human Physiology SL, to be finished...

Exam week

Not much happening this week in terms of teaching, since all the grades were busy with final exams. The only activity in the lab happened when the grade 6 students proving their abilities with the design of some match propelled rockets.

Final presentations for 2019 passion projects

Secondary students presented their passion project results. Many students have explored new skills (e.g. gymnastics, musical instruments, drawing, making movies, wood-working) while others have dedicated time to developing existing skills. Each student experienced...

ABIS Community Iftaar Next Week: May 22nd

Although we are coming to the end of this school year, the Student Council has organized one last event: The ABIS Community Iftar. Since Ramadan is a chance for families to gather together, it only seems fitting that our ABIS family take the opportunity...

It’s the final countdown!

Grade 12 students are off timetable preparing independently for their exams, starting this coming week. Good luck to them! Grade 11 Chemistry students were finishing the HL section on rates of Rates of reaction, whilst the Biology students were starting with animal...

G11s Practice TOK Presentations

Attempting to answer knowledge questions, which are questions about how we gain knowledge, is what TOK is all about. These are not simple questions and it was great to see the G11s tackling them this week with their "practice TOK presentations". An example knowledge...

Short week!

Only three days after the break and we have been revising with the grade 12 students in preparation for their exams next week. Grade 11 Biology students have performed a fish dissection and a cladistics lab, using online databases and Biostatistical software. Grade 11...