Welcome to Grade 11

Grade 11 (Class of 2021)

”The most interesting questions remain unanswered”

For the Higher Level IB Diploma in French, students read at least two works of literature in addition to other course requirements. Apart from the joy of reading a great work, this allows students to look through a French speaker’s perspective at vital questions and...

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 11 Physics

This week we continued with our chapter on Modeling a gas. We looked at the isobaric (constant pressure) process and how it is used to explain gas pressure for an ideal gas. We will compare the isobaric process with isovolumetric (isochoric) and isothermal processes...

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...

Biscuit anyone…?

Learning can be hungry work. Especially complex concepts like the Classical compositional structure of Sonata Form. However, it all becomes quiet easy when you work it out with a few biscuits...

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...

DP visual art.

Sanna's current task is to choose an existing artwork she likes, create her own original piece as a response, and then design an exhibition that would feature both artworks in the same space. She has courageously opted to work on one of the largest canvases that we...

Grade 11 French

Grade 11 linguists have been challenging themselves this term to express ideas in French on a wide range of issues, making links wherever possible to the French-speaking world. After recently completing their second speaking assessment, Grade 11 stepped out of their...

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...

Grade 11 Mathematics

This week Grade 11 Application & interpretations students were reviewing Trigonometry. To assist with this review they applied their knowledge to calculating the heights of various structures around the school campus.

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...