Welcome to Grade 12

Grade 12 (Class of 2020)

”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 12 Math Studies

This week Grade 12 Math studies students were making mind maps for the topics the topics they have learnt over the two years. the focus for this were the two Approaches To Learning (ATL) Communication: making effective summary notes self-management: create plans to...

Back into biology

With two units to complete in our course of study we began the year using techniques to observe the structure and function of plant cells. I hope students continue to feel challenged and excited about biology as the year begins its last half. We used clear nail posies...

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...

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...

Grade 12 SL Math Studies

This week Grade 12 math studies students began their final unit. This unit will look at Differentiation. The students were looking at where the derivative formula came from and then were applying their understanding to many questions. In terms of timing they will...

Grade 12 Physics

Grade 12 started studying the Option topic Astrophysics this week. This is the last topic of the IB Physics syllabus for us. Students looked at the standard level content this week and we'll continue with the same in the coming weeks.

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 12 IB Arabic students analyzing the book “The Thieves and The Dogs” by Najeeb Mahfoudh

طلاب الثاني عشر يحللون رواية اللص والكلاب لنجيب محفوظ: ١- الشخصيات ٢- الأحداث ٣- الزمان ٤- المكان والعقدة والحل ٥- الوضع الاجتماعي للبطل بإشراف استاذ عبدالنبي داخلي Grade 12 started analyzing the book for their paper 2, where they considered these factors :...

Grade 12 Physics

Should you charge your smartphone and use it at the same time? This is the question that started us off in our last sub-topic in HL physics. Grade12 are studying the last AHL topic on Electromagnetic Induction. This week we were looking at Capacitance and before that...

Grade 12 DP English Language and Literature

Persepolis is a graphic novel by Mariane Satrapi, that depicts her childhood and adult years in Iran during and after the Islamic revolution. We are studying the art form of graphic novels and understanding the novel in its cultural and historical context. Having...

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...

Integration…

Grade 12 have completed their test on integration (and performed better than previous years). They are moving on to trigonometry and calculus related to trigonometry. They are also making progress on their IAs.

Exhibition works in progress.

Our Grade 12 DP art students are busily working on their latest exhibition pieces. Shamma is painting in acrylic, exploring the concept of inside vs. outside and the things that we sometimes hide within. Sara has been making papier-mâché casts of faces and hands that...

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.

Ski Trip Reminder

If you wish to join this year's Ski Trip to Italy please contact Mr Carberry and get your name on the list. Payment will be in three installments with the first due in October.

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...

Grade 12 Mathematical Studies

This week grade 12 mathematical studies students have been continuing to collaboratively work through exam style questions. They are still working through course content, but when challenged with a application question they comfortable to work together to come to a...

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,...