Welcome to Grade 12

Grade 12 (Class of 2021)

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...

CHOIR & BAND

CHOIR & BAND

We are continuing practicing! Singing and playing at safe distance in the open air for future performances ( hopefully)!

Knowledge is Power!

Knowledge is Power!

This week's focus has been on research and changing data into information and into knowledge and in some cases taking those seemingly unrelated facts and making some insights. The old adage that states “Knowledge is power”; not data, or information, but knowledge.  We...

Let’s talk about Grade 12 French

Let’s talk about Grade 12 French

Grade 12 French students have been busy working on their speaking skills in their current unit of study. We're continuing to look at the IB Language B theme "Social Organization," in particular, the connections between people. To date, we've analyzed our relationships...

Moving forwards by looking back

Moving forwards by looking back

This week the students, parents and teachers have been reflecting on the past 4 months and have been looking backwards to work out how to move forwards. This reflective practice is one of the IB Learner Profiles that really enables us to grow in the direction we...

TOK Presentations for Grade 12

TOK Presentations for Grade 12

TOK presentations have started this week in grade 12. This is one of the final assessments for the course and accounts for 1/3 of the final grade. Below are some screen shots from the presentations this week. There were some interesting real life situations which were...

Down the Abbey Road . . .

Down the Abbey Road . . .

With the changes due to COVID-19 I am now the advisor for grade 12. On Sunday, we spent the morning going over the safety procedures and preparing our essential agreements. Then we took a walk around the campus COVID - 19 style and it was wonderful to see the fun side...

An international caring community

An international caring community

Hello, This is my first broadcaster post from my new home in Sohar in the Sultanate of Oman. Firstly, a BIG thank you to everyone who was involved with getting my wife and me here to Oman and also to all the people who have demonstrated that we have joined a wonderful...

New ways to demonstrate being a communicator

New ways to demonstrate being a communicator

The IB defines communicators as those who “express [them]selves confidently and creatively in many ways…collaborate effectively, listening carefully to the perspectives of other individuals and groups.” The has been more evident this week with classes being a mixture...

Grade 12 Sciences

Grade 12 Sciences

I remember well wishing that a summer school break would last forever. But school is important. Being away from what we have come to accept as normal is difficult. I am looking forward to the end of this "break." The pandemic has shaken our expectations for school. I...

Chemistry in Grade 12

Chemistry in Grade 12

We picked up where we last off from last year with student independent experiments in mind and with the syllabus work urging us on. I have been trying to find the balance between hurrying and taking time. Now our first test is upon us and I look forward to seeing...