The Extended Essay
The extended essay is an in-depth study of a focused topic chosen from the list of approved Diploma Programme subjects—normally one of the student’s six chosen subjects for the IB Diploma.
The Extended Essay is:
Compulsory for all Diploma Programme students
Externally assessed by IBO
A piece of independent research/investigation on a topic chosen by the student
Chosen from the list of approved Diploma Programme subjects
Presented as a formal piece of scholarship containing no more than 4,000 words
The result of approximately 40 hours of work over the student s’ junior and senior years
Concluded with a short interview with the supervising teacher
IBO Diploma Programme: Extended Essay Guide
Please see the attached pdf guide with a detailed explanation of the Extended Essay.
Sample Extended Essays for reference use only:
Social and cultural anthropology_1.pdf
Social and cultural anthropology_2.pdf