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Extended Essay

International Baccalaureate Diploma candidates are required to complete an Extended Essay.  The extended essay is an in-depth study of a topic chosen from within the list of approved Diploma Program subjects—one of the student’s six chosen subjects for the IB diploma. It is intended to promote high-level research and writing skills, intellectual discovery, and creativity.  Students engage in personal research on a topic of their own choice under the guidance of a mentor (a teacher in the school familiar with the IBDP). This leads to a major piece of formally presented, structured writing, in which ideas and findings are communicated in a reasoned and coherent manner, appropriate to the subject chosen.

Nature of the extended essay

  • Compulsory
  • Independent research
  • Related to a diploma subject
  • Externally assessed

 

Aims

  • develop independent research and communication skills
  • develop creative and critical thinking
  • experience the excitement of intellectual discovery

 

Assessment objectives

Students are expected to:

ü      Plan a research project

ü      Formulate a precise research question

ü      Gather and interpret appropriate material

ü      Structure a reasoned argument

ü      Use an appropriate format

ü      Use appropriate terminology

ü      Apply analytical and evaluative skills
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