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The Extended Essay is an opportunity for students to delve further into an area of personal interest, honing their research and writing skills as part of an intellectually stimulating and creative study of their chosen topic. All students produce an externally assessed essay outlining their discoveries and conclusions in a coherent and informative manner. The essay is both academically absorbing and allows students to really showcase their understanding of a topic that has gripped their attention or they believe is important to understand.
Students are supported through the teaching of research approaches and via an assigned supervisor (a teacher in the school), with whom they have three mandatory reflection sessions, including a short interview, or viva voce, following the completion of the extended essay.
Extended essay topics normally come from one of the student’s six chosen subjects for the IB diploma, with students participating in the independent research, self-management, the redrafting and communication of ideas that are hugely valuable in undergraduate study at university. The essay is externally assessed.
We have several fee packages and options, with differing levels of commitment to suit most circumstances. In most cases parents have the option to pay in instalments, spreading the cost of the investment.