The extended essay is an independent, self-directed piece of research, finishing with a 4,000-word paper.
The extended essay provides:
-practical preparation for undergraduate research
-an opportunity for students to investigate a topic of special interest to them, which is also related to one of the student’s six DP subjects.
Through the research process for the extended essay, students develop skills in:
-formulating an appropriate research question
-engaging in a personal exploration of the topic
-developing an argument.
-Participation in this process develops the capacity to analyse, synthesize and evaluate knowledge.
The internal assessments is an essential part of each IB subject. These include oral commentaries, portfolios, projects, essays, and research projects. Students will receive an IB grade by internal marking by teachers in the school. IB grades and requested student work samples are submitted to IB examiners. This is done to moderate the teachers’ gradingof each school and ensures their scores are aligned internationally. Many of the IB teachers use the IB grading rubrics in every course taught, IB or regular program.