Welcome to Grade 12

Grade 12 (Class of 2020)

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,...

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.