Welcome to Grade 12

Nothing from October 16, 2019 to November 16, 2019.

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,...

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...

TRAGEDY!

No, not a reference to the Beegees' disco classic although I was tempted to sing it as I entered the class. Alas, I couldn't find the requisite tight white flares, not even at the very back of my wardrobe... This week, Grade 9 have been discussing the key ingredients...

Visual Art at ABIS.

The first week of art classes saw a variety of projects launched. DP students in Grade 12 chose interesting objects that will inspire a series of 20 artworks created over 20 days. This is a great way to get over the fear of a blank canvas! Students have so far...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...