Extended Essay Submitted

Grade 12 is celebrating a major milestone this week. They started a journey in December 2018, investigating a topic of their choice to produce a research paper of 4,000 words. The process has included learning research methodologies, completing surveys, delving into databases, performing experiments, conquering the intricacies of formatting documents for table of contents. Today the Grade 12 students celebrating handing in the final result of the months of work. 

The process will continue as the students reflect on the process in a final Viva Voce interview with their supervisors. They will also take part in sharing the wealth of knowledge with the Grade 11 students as they start their research journey in October after Fall Break.

International Relation Discussions Continue…

The first cohort of the IBDP Global Politics class has been exploring different concepts relating to international relations. Through interactive discussions, these political scientists were able to challenge themselves with these concepts that require an abundance of knowledge. The discussions involved concepts of sovereignty and self-help through the lens of power.

In this week’s lessons, these political scientists have demonstrated the skills to reflect upon their own work as well as their peers’. After a successful week of indulging in the “Diplomacy” simulation, these political scientists have utilised their negotiation and critical thinking skills to gain alliances and explore the major basics of Global Politics.

Written by Kiet Nguyen

Marketing Strategies Exploration

As a part of Year 2 DP Business management, students are carrying out presentations exploring the marketing strategies used in different major multinational companies of their choice including Netflix, Starbucks,etc.

During this process, students had the opportunity to investigate on the application of a variety of tools which support their understanding of the marketing aspect of the companies such as marketing mix (7ps), SWOT analysis and positioning map along with the CUEGIS concepts consisting of change, culture, ethics, globalisation, innovation, thus, help them prepare for their May 2020 final exams.

In addition to the knowledge gained through the exploration, by working in small groups, students had developed their collaboration skills which is essential to every person’s life.

Want to know more about this project? Visit B5 – G29

Written by Ha Chang

Marketing Concepts Study in DP Business Management

DP Business Management students are continuing to their review and reproaching concepts they may have left behind. 

This week students in small groups are using case studies and real-life problems to connect with the concepts of Marketing. The students are evaluating a company’s marketing plan and analysing the decisions a company makes. This includes the 7Ps, International marketing & e-commerce.

After presenting several marketing strategies and introducing new case studies students will not only to able to improve their presenting skills but learn about other case studies. It is important for students to have knowledge of multiples cases and as more knowledge will help with exams.

UNIS Hanoi’s (and the IB’s) Newest Class: DP Global Politics

18 UNIS Hanoi juniors are part of the first cohort at UNIS Hanoi to take the IB Diploma Programme’s newest class: Global Politics.

Global Politics combines discussion, research, debate, presentation techniques, leadership & collaboration skills towards the development of each students’ personal political paradigm.

Topics include human rights, sovereignty, the United Nations, development, power, peace & international relations.

Global Politics meets in B5-G29. Come join us!

Grade 10 Course Requests – Parent Information Session

All grade 10 parents are STRONGLY encouraged to attend this very important information evening on January 31.

All grade 10 parents should have received the following important email from Elliott Cannell the IB Diploma Coordinator in the High School:

Dear Grade 10 Parents,

I am writing to outline some future events which aim to support Grade 10 students in making course requests for next academic year.

Grade 10 students were recently introduced to the different academic pathways open to them in Grade 11, including International Baccalaureate (IB) Courses, and the IB Diploma.

During High School Counselling lessons, G10 students have explored:

  • the requirements for the UNIS High School Diploma, the IB Diploma, the bilingual IB Diploma, and the IB Course Transcript
  • the introduction of Diploma Program (DP) Global Politics as a new taught subject at UNIS Hanoi
  • the advantages of studying an Arts subject
  • the opportunity of studying a course online via Pamoja
  • the importance of researching possible course request implications for future university course requirements

Several future events have been organised to further support Grade 10 students in formulating their course requests for next academic year. These include a G10 Parents Information Evening on 31 January.

Event Date Details
G10 Student Carousel Tuesday,
29 January
12.50 – 14.15
Grade 10 Students will learn more about the courses available at UNIS for students in Grade 11. Grade 12 Students, High School Teachers, and the DP Coordinator will share information and answer questions.
G10 Parents Information Evening Thursday,
31 January
18.30 – 20.00
Grade 10 Parents are invited to learn more about the courses available at UNIS for students in Grade 11. The DP Coordinator and High School Teachers will be available to share information and answer questions
Course Request Deadline Wednesday,
20 February
Grade 10 Students will submit their requests for courses by midday

Students in Grade 10 are encouraged to talk to their current subject teachers about individual courses available next year. Additionally, our Grade 12 students are open to conversations and can share the student’s perspective.

UNIS High School Counsellors have been discussing the importance of course requests for college and university admissions. Students with very specific pre-professional goals (medicine, computer science etc.) would be wise to explore possible course requirements which can vary between universities and national systems. Parents are most welcome to schedule an individual meeting with their child and their child’s counsellor to discuss course requests, as well as any university course requirements that may exist. To do so please contact hsguidancesec@unishanoi.org

The High School at UNIS Hanoi believes strongly that parents and students should discuss these important academic options as a family, and we look forward to seeing you on Thursday, 31 January.

Should you have any questions about IB Courses, the IB Diploma, or the courses available at UNIS Hanoi next academic year, please contact Elliott Cannell at dpcoordinator@unishanoi.org

We look forward to seeing you on January 31!
Scott Schaffner
HS Principal

Grade 10 Course Requests – Parent Information Session

All grade 10 parents are STRONGLY encouraged to attend this very important information evening on January 31.

All grade 10 parents should have received the following important email from Elliott Cannell the IB Diploma Coordinator in the High School:

Dear Grade 10 Parents,

I am writing to outline some future events which aim to support Grade 10 students in making course requests for next academic year.

Grade 10 students were recently introduced to the different academic pathways open to them in Grade 11, including International Baccalaureate (IB) Courses, and the IB Diploma.

During High School Counselling lessons, G10 students have explored:

  • the requirements for the UNIS High School Diploma, the IB Diploma, the bilingual IB Diploma, and the IB Course Transcript
  • the introduction of Diploma Program (DP) Global Politics as a new taught subject at UNIS Hanoi
  • the advantages of studying an Arts subject
  • the opportunity of studying a course online via Pamoja
  • the importance of researching possible course request implications for future university course requirements

Several future events have been organised to further support Grade 10 students in formulating their course requests for next academic year. These include a G10 Parents Information Evening on 31 January.

Event Date Details
G10 Student Carousel Tuesday,
29 January
12.50 – 14.15
Grade 10 Students will learn more about the courses available at UNIS for students in Grade 11. Grade 12 Students, High School Teachers, and the DP Coordinator will share information and answer questions.
G10 Parents Information Evening Thursday,
31 January
18.30 – 20.00
Grade 10 Parents are invited to learn more about the courses available at UNIS for students in Grade 11. The DP Coordinator and High School Teachers will be available to share information and answer questions
Course Request Deadline Wednesday,
20 February
Grade 10 Students will submit their requests for courses by midday

Students in Grade 10 are encouraged to talk to their current subject teachers about individual courses available next year. Additionally, our Grade 12 students are open to conversations and can share the student’s perspective.

UNIS High School Counsellors have been discussing the importance of course requests for college and university admissions. Students with very specific pre-professional goals (medicine, computer science etc.) would be wise to explore possible course requirements which can vary between universities and national systems. Parents are most welcome to schedule an individual meeting with their child and their child’s counsellor to discuss course requests, as well as any university course requirements that may exist. To do so please contact hsguidancesec@unishanoi.org

The High School at UNIS Hanoi believes strongly that parents and students should discuss these important academic options as a family, and we look forward to seeing you on Thursday, 31 January.

Should you have any questions about IB Courses, the IB Diploma, or the courses available at UNIS Hanoi next academic year, please contact Elliott Cannell at dpcoordinator@unishanoi.org

We look forward to seeing you on January 31!
Scott Schaffner
HS Principal