Welcome to Grade 11

Nothing from August 22, 2019 to September 22, 2019.

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...

Photograph exhibition

Sara (Grade 11) has made time to pursue a personal area of interest: fashion photography. Her exhibition is upstairs in LC3, across from the science lab. Having started with nearly no photography experience, she committed a few hours a week to learning the basics of...

Revisión and earthquakes

All finished now with grade 12 students: they are focusing on revision for exams in both Biology and Chemistry. Grade 11 Chemistry students were learning experimental methods to measure rates of reaction and the Biology students were finishing the section on...

International Mathematical Modeling Challenge

Four students from Grade 11 will represent ABIS in the 2019 International Mathematical Modeling Challenge, a contest that posts a single real world problem for students to solve by creating a mathematical model of the situation. Last week, Emma, Akram, Taif and Eunhye...

Math confounds!

Our Math HL students discovered again what many have enjoyed about mathematics for ages... sometimes insight only comes after great struggle, but the satisfaction of understanding something truly difficult approaches shear joy. Once you get a taste of victory over...

Waves!

This week the lab activities have focused mainly around waves, since was the fresh topic we started with the grade 7 students. We produced a wave machine, froze a series of waves using a stroboscopic light of equivalent frequency, talked about the different types of...

2nd Omani School Visit of the Year!

As part of the ABIS Community Council outreach program, thirteen students and two chaperones visited Al Suwaihrah Basic Education School in Sohar this week. The 4th graders from this school were thrilled to spend some quality time with ABIS students doing activities...

More units in the bag!

We have been finishing quite a number of units in Science this week. Grade 7 students finished the Inheritance unit and were tested on it, after doing a research project in DNA fingerprinting and crime scene investigation. Next week we will be starting a unit on...

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 needed.

After MOCK galore

Busy week after spending one week in the mountains with grade 9s and having to mark all the MOCK exams and comment on them. Grade 11 and 12 students were busy on Sunday with the group 4 project, a mandatory assessment for the whole group 4 subjects (Sciences). The...

Grade 11 Oman Week Reflection

Whoosh… upon our return to Sohar we were greeted by a sandstorm. But what have we been doing? So, this week we embarked on a dangerous journey. We travelled over enormous boulders and endless narrow paths, between deadly cliff drops and thorny forests… okay, maybe I’m...