General Contact

Phone: +966 (0)11 459 7500

Admissions Office

Phone: +966 (0)11 459 7500 ext. 305/306

Human Resources Office

Phone: +966 (0)11 459 7500 ext. 308

Mailing Address:

American International School - Riyadh, P.O. Box 990, Riyadh, 11421 KSA


Science explains phenomena in our daily lives; therefore, every member of society needs a clear understanding of scientific principles. Science is characterized by observations, empirical criteria, logical argument, and skeptical review, which led to its body of knowledge. It is an ongoing process of observing, hypothesizing, controlled testing, comparing results, and evaluating, and drawing conclusions, which may form the basis for new hypotheses. In science there is not only a body of knowledge in which there is always room for modification but also a responsibility to present that knowledge. The provision of many learning opportunities will enable students to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to think rationally and creatively and to be scientifically aware in the world about them.

Students will acquire the background knowledge and skills through being an active and inquiring learner in class, by taking full advantage of their learning opportunities both inside and outside of the classroom through instruction and performing laboratory work. This will lead to students developing a thorough understanding of scientific principles and being able to apply this knowledge to both familiar and unfamiliar situations. Laboratory experience will develop and reinforce concepts further through following correct experimental procedures, observing, predicting, designing experiments, safely using equipment and writing up of laboratory reports following the IB format or a modified version of that. Technology is used frequently in science along with students developing manipulative skills without the use of technology. The science program up to IBDP level will provide a good basis for those wishing to pursue science at college or university level.

The knowledge and skills developed during the first two years of high school science will enable students to study IBDP science courses having already been introduced to much of the format included in the program, in answering application and synthesis types of questions and writing up of laboratory reports. Throughout the study of science in high school, the IB learner profile for students is stressed. Being self-reliant, inquiring, knowledgeable, self-disciplined, open minded, industrious, thoughtful, honest and communicative are all admirable and worthy traits that students are expected to develop and pursue.

Science Courses

Integrated Science 9

Integrated Science 10

DP Biology SL

DP Biology HL

DP Chemistry SL

DP Chemistry HL

DP Physics SL

DP Physics HL

DP Nature of Science SL

The American International School-Riyadh
P.O. Box 990 Riyadh 11421 Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
+966 (0)11 459 7500
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