What is the extended essay
The extended essay is a required component of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (DP).
It is an independent piece of research, culminating with a 4,000-word paper.
An extended essay can also be undertaken in world studies, where students carry out an in-depth interdisciplinary study of an issue of contemporary global significance, across two IB diploma disciplines.
The extended essay and reflection sessions can be a valuable stimulus for discussion in countries where interviews are required prior to acceptance for employment or for a place at university.
How is the extended essay assessed?
All extended essays are externally assessed by examiners appointed by the IB. They are marked on a scale from 0 to 34.
The score a student receives relates to a band. The bands are:
A work of an excellent standard.
B work of a good standard.
C work of a satisfactory standard.
D work of a mediocre standard.
E work of an elementary standard.
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