Welcome to Grade 11

Grade 11 (Class of 2022)

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....

Mathematics in TOK

Mathematics in TOK

This week, students started exploring mathematics as an area of knowledge. We looked at questions such as “Is mathematics a language?” And “What is the importance of mathematics to other areas of knowledge?” One of our activities this week was creating our own number...

IA focus on Math

IA focus on Math

The grade 12s are very busy with IAs in the various subjects. Some have already submitted drafts or final copies in some of the other subjects. The pressure is now on for Math. Students are encouraged to finalize their area of exploration this week and start working...

TOK Mini Exhibition in Grade 11

TOK Mini Exhibition in Grade 11

Grade 11 students have been engaged in creating a mini TOK exhibit to practice for one of the final TOK assessments. Students are required to choose 1 of 35 prompts and then an object that focuses on knowledge and religion that addresses the prompt. A write up is...

CHOIR & BAND

CHOIR & BAND

We are continuing practicing! Singing and playing at safe distance in the open air for future performances ( hopefully)!

Developing ideas and skills in DP 1.

Developing ideas and skills in DP 1.

Lizzy has recently completed her first two prints, which were made in homage to two existing works by Käthe Kollwitz and Edward Hopper. After reflecting on this process, she is taking her ideas a bit further and making a third piece that will be more uniquely hers....

The Chinese Civil War

The Chinese Civil War

Grade 11 students have started a new section on the Chinese Civil War as part of their paper 2 studies. We have been able to link the material effectively to our paper 3 sections on 19th and 20th century East Asia. Below is some of our work in jamboard focusing on...

Knowledge is Power!

Knowledge is Power!

This week's focus has been on research and changing data into information and into knowledge and in some cases taking those seemingly unrelated facts and making some insights. The old adage that states “Knowledge is power”; not data, or information, but knowledge.  We...

Moving forwards by looking back

Moving forwards by looking back

This week the students, parents and teachers have been reflecting on the past 4 months and have been looking backwards to work out how to move forwards. This reflective practice is one of the IB Learner Profiles that really enables us to grow in the direction we...

An international caring community

An international caring community

Hello, This is my first broadcaster post from my new home in Sohar in the Sultanate of Oman. Firstly, a BIG thank you to everyone who was involved with getting my wife and me here to Oman and also to all the people who have demonstrated that we have joined a wonderful...

New ways to demonstrate being a communicator

New ways to demonstrate being a communicator

The IB defines communicators as those who “express [them]selves confidently and creatively in many ways…collaborate effectively, listening carefully to the perspectives of other individuals and groups.” The has been more evident this week with classes being a mixture...

Paper 2 Planning in Grade 11

Paper 2 Planning in Grade 11

This week, grade 11 students have been planning a history essay for a paper 2 prompt on the causes and effects of 20th century wars. Our focus will be looking at the role of technology to the outcome of the a First World War. We have spent time dissecting the question...

Paper 2 Topic in FP History

Paper 2 Topic in FP History

Grade 11 students have started looking at WWI as part of the paper 2 topic exploring causes and effects of 20th century wars. We have looked at short term and long term causes so far as well as some initial strengths and weaknesses of Allied and Central Powers. Our...