The English 10 course is designed to be a preparation for the rigorous studies of English literature and language in the Diploma Programme. The course is organized around global concepts of perspective, communication, creativity, and connections as well as subject-specific concepts for the study of literature and language. Recurring themes are identity and relationships, orientation in space and time, personal and cultural expression, scientific and technical innovation, fairness and development. The novels, plays, poetry, non-fiction and non-alphabetic texts used in the course support learning about the power and beauty of literature and language. Most written and oral work will be focused around use of critical analysis and position papers on relevant topics.

Native Croatian in Grade 9/10 is a language and literature course based on the Middle Years Program (MYP) approach to learning and the American Education Reaches Out (AERO) Standards. The content is carefully selected from the Croatian National Curriculum, and enriched with concepts, skills and texts relevant to the AISZ student.

The High School Speech & Debate course is an elective course designed to be followed over one semester by students who have either previous experience of Speech & Debate or are new to the subject. The main focus of the course is in developing public speaking skills so that students are able to confidently take part in the presentation of ideas and propositions.

      There may also be opportunities to take part in a               number of speech and debate events such as                   competitive debate, Model United Nations or                       individual student presentation in the wider                         international community.

 

Students will also be introduced to skills in:

 

   1.  Understanding and making use of

    non-verbal communication.

  1. Voice Projection.
  2.  Enunciation.
  3. Knowledge of the formats of the various speech and

    debate activities, such as: (i)Team debate,

    (ii) Diplomatic lobbying, (iii) Oral Interpretation and (iv) Impromptu speaking.

  1. Persuasive speaking.
  2. Conflict Resolution in speech and Argumentation 

Human Anatomy & Physiology course is designed to provide a science class for grade 11 and 12 students who are not (fully) participating in the IB program. The topics covered are (but not limited to):

  • Organization of the Human Body
  • Basic chemistry of life
  • DNA, mitosis, meiosis
  • Cells
  • Organ Systems
  • Diseases & Prevention

Sources:

  • Sylvia S. Mader: Understanding Human Anatomy & Physiology, McGraw Hill
  • Zaklin Luksa, Sanja Mikulic: Zivot 3, Skolska Knjiga
  • Biology Corner (3rd party links)
  • KenHub
  • Standards: NGSS

"The IB Diploma Program visual arts course encourages students to challenge their own creative and cultural expectations and boundaries. It is a thought-provoking course in which students develop analytical skills in problem-solving and divergent thinking, while working towards technical proficiency and confidence as art-makers. In addition to exploring and comparing visual arts from different perspectives and in different contexts, students are expected to engage in, experiment with and critically reflect upon a wide range of contemporary practices and media. The course is designed for students who want to go on to study visual arts in higher education as well as for those who are seeking lifelong enrichment through visual arts"

Photography is a new Highschool Elective course offered to Grade 9, 10 and non-IB 11 & 12 students. They will learn how to make the best out of the camera available to them in order to get good photos right from the start. The course program links to the Desktop/Publishing class (but it is not required to take both) where the students can learn how to postprocess and further enhance their photos. As part of the practical aspect of this class, the students will cover different school events, and their photos will be used for publishing on AISZ website, newsletters, etc. The topics covered are (but not limited to):

  • get to know your camera
  • composition, lighting, color, patterns
  • setting, subject, approach
  • tips & tricks
  • practical projects
  • exhibition

"The IB Diploma Program visual arts course encourages students to challenge their own creative and cultural expectations and boundaries. It is a thought-provoking course in which students develop analytical skills in problem-solving and divergent thinking, while working towards technical proficiency and confidence as art-makers. In addition to exploring and comparing visual arts from different perspectives and in different contexts, students are expected to engage in, experiment with and critically reflect upon a wide range of contemporary practices and media. The course is designed for students who want to go on to study visual arts in higher education as well as for those who are seeking lifelong enrichment through visual arts"