Category: assessment

End of Year Exams: Review and Reflection Time. 0

End of Year Exams: Review and Reflection Time.

The most important part of the end of year exams is the time spent reviewing what went well and what students, and teachers can do to correct the gaps in the students understanding ....

Investigating the relationship between changes in ventilation rate after exercise and vital capacity  0

Investigating the relationship between changes in ventilation rate after exercise and vital capacity 

The grade 11 students are working on their next internal assessment. In the first lesson, they measured their ventilation (breathing) rate before and after exercise. In the second lesson, we demoed the use of...

Setting and aiming to beat your Personal Best (PB). 0

Setting and aiming to beat your Personal Best (PB).

It’s the time of the year for the first end of topic test. In science, students predict how well they think they will perform and then compare this prediction with their actual grade/mark. Research...

Building a Growth Mindset 0

Building a Growth Mindset

  At this week’s assembly, the Science Department introduced the importance of having a growth mindset to the Senior School. The key aspects of having a growth mindset such as focusing on effort, deliberate...

What does an excellent IBDP Science Internal Investigation look like? 0

What does an excellent IBDP Science Internal Investigation look like?

It’s the time of year when grade 12’s are working hard on their internal assessments as the final deadlines draw ever closer. It is often difficult to determine what exactly the IB criteria looks...

Time to get DIRTy 0

Time to get DIRTy

This week in G9 Biology and Coordinated Science we completed the last test of term one. When we review the test, the students are given dedicated improvement and reflection time (DIRT) to review their...

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