Welcome to Grade 12

Grade 12 (Class of 2021)

Student Led Conferences – A celebration of success

Student Led Conferences – A celebration of success

It was wonderful to see and hear about how the students have reflected on their learning and how they can use those elections to plan for their futures.  This is especially true for the Grade 12's as they will soon embark on the next phase of their lives as they leave...

Back to Online Learning

The Grade 11's and 10's are back online and the general feeling is one of despondency.  We can use this time to build or self-management and resilience skills even though we would all like to be face-to-face in school.  Please reach out if you need help, family,...

Statistics

Statistics

Statistics is a tool used to make decisions that will impact on real-life choices, and where to spend our money and effort on activities - hopefully with some beneficial outcome. In Applications SL, the use of statistics covers about 50% of the course and is therefore...

Team Spirit

Team Spirit

Grade 12 advisory organised an inter-house competition today. The popular American game show, Family Feud, was brought to ABIS. Students competed in their house colours but within their classes. There was tension. There was drama. There was some spirited yelling. And...

Focussing on a social ATL Skill

Focussing on a social ATL Skill

This week we have been focussing on our collaboration skills, namely delegating and sharing responsibility for decision-making and helping others to succeed. This has been seen in Science with the grades 10 helping each other whilst tuning in to the chemistry unit and...

Math Applications and Interpretations –  Grade 12

Math Applications and Interpretations – Grade 12

   This has been a busy term for Grade 12 with mock exams, trying to complete as much of the syllabus as possible and IA planning and drafts to complete. Math A&I students have to really put in a huge effort to produce results they expect. We have a strategy in...

Exam strategies in grades 10 and 12

Exam strategies in grades 10 and 12

After exam week, we have had the chance to see what went well and opportunities for further growth in grades 10 and 12. In grade 10 we are revisiting strategies for analyzing sources using the OPCVL method (origin, purpose, content, value, limitation). In grade 12, we...

Mock Exams

Mock Exams

Students in grades 10 and 12 have been preparing for mock exams this week. We have played different games to review content and concepts as well as practiced sample questions. It well be a stressful week ahead, but a valuable learning experience that will help...

A focus on ATL’s – Perseverance

The Approaches to Learning are skills that enable us all to succeed in life. The grade 10s, 11s and 12s have been using this skill this week in the pursuit of knowledge and understanding.

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...

Grade 12 DP English A

Grade 12 DP English A

Our English A students did not waste any time diving into the final four months of their IB journey. We started the classes with mock individual oral (IO) assessments. Students reflected on these assessment to identify their strengths and weaknesses. Using the...

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....

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...