The group 4 project is an interdisciplinary activity in which all Diploma Programme science students must participate. The intention is that students from the different group 4 subjects (Biology, Chemistry and Physics at BBIS) analyse a common topic or problem. The exercise should be a collaborative experience where the emphasis is on the processes involved in, rather than the products of, such an activity.
These past eight school days the Grade 11 and 12 students have been sitting their mock examinations.
Students taking the IBDP have written papers in six subjects while the IBCP students have written papers in three subjects at either Standard or Higher Level. The final external examinations taken from Monday 1 - Friday 19 May will count for various percentages of the overall score out of 7:
Over the past few weeks, our Grade 6 Humanities students have been learning all about research and what it actually means to be researchers. Based on their own passions, students developed their own research questions for a topic they were curious about, found and annotated texts on the topic and finally decided on the best way to present and display their findings.
The BBIS Annual Career Day took place during the school day for Grades 10 and 11 secondary school students. We invited professionals from the community to lead small round-table discussions with the students, sharing the details of their professions.
The most touching moment I experienced this week was when I accompanied our grade 6 to 8 MYP students to the SenVital home for the elderly here in Kleinmachnow. Our students, who are part of the Service Family “Joy of Music”, had been rehearsing Spanish and American Songs with Mr Lopez for the last 7 weeks. Ms Giegerich’s German class, who had been practising traditional German songs, joined in as well.
Last week, five members of the BBIS Model United Nations Club had the privilege of participating in the JFK School’s BerMUN, an international conference with over 700 delegates from countries all around the world. The overall theme of this conference was the discussion of Ending Human Suffering.
Organised by Theory Of Knowledge teacher, Martin Milner, we were privileged on Tuesday 22 November, to host a visit and presentation by a member of the Adivasi people of the Nilgiri Hills in southern India.
From Friday 4 – Tuesday 22 November, re-take examinations for the IB Diploma Programme were conducted at BBIS as part of the IB November examination session.
The IBDP allows for students to re-take specific subject examinations six months after their original session. Some of our own students took up the opportunity along with students from other IB schools in the area.
Last week, 14 BBIS MYP students joined a team of researchers working with Professor Maurer at the University Hospital Charité in Berlin. The landmark project, the first of its kind in Europe, is a cooperation between BBIS and the European Centre for Allergy Research Foundation - ECARF www.ecarf.org.