Extended Essay Guidance
The extended essay is an in-depth study of a focused topic chosen from the list of available Diploma Programme subjects (according to the student’s area of interest), and is a crucial component of the IB core. Our course is designed to assist students in successfully completing this major 4000 word independent research project, through guided instruction and practice. Through step-by-step instruction, individualised feedback, and in-depth exploration of research methods and writing techniques, CourseLeap’s Guidance for the Extended Essay aims to equip students with the necessary skills and knowledge to produce a high-quality piece of work.
Students will learn how to formulate a focused research question, conduct independent research, analyse and interpret data, as well as properly cite and reference their sources. Moreover, we aim to help them develop strong research and critical thinking skills, in addition to improving their academic writing abilities, allowing them to produce a well-structured and clearly articulated extended essay that meets the expectations and requirements of the IB Diploma Programme.
All extended essays are externally assessed by examiners appointed by the IB, and the maximum grade you can acquire is a score of 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.
Writing a good EE with creative and original ideas is a matter of pride for students, who are tasked with meeting extensive criteria ranging from a focus on knowledge and personal engagement. We help them unpack and understand these criteria, enabling them to produce high-quality essays that showcase their skills and understanding.
* The CourseLeap faculty prides itself on promoting high standards of academic integrity, as our instructors are IB workshop leaders and examiners.
* As part of our school consulting services, we also run workshops for schools guiding teachers on how to support their students’ research assessments such as the Internal Assessment, Theory of Knowledge Essay and Extended Essay.
Develop the ability to select and refine a research question that is focused and manageable
Learn effective research skills, including literature review, data collection, and analysis techniques
Develop critical thinking skills to analyse and evaluate sources of information and draw meaningful conclusions based on evidence
Produce a well-structured and appropriately formatted extended essay that meets the assessment criteria, including appropriate use of citations and referencing
Incorporate feedback from instructors to improve on the subject specific critical skills
Who is it for?
Extended Essay Guidance
Subjects We Offer
IBDP Group 5: Mathematics
- Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches (AA)
- Mathematics: Applications and Interpretation (AI)
IBDP Group 1 : Studies in Language and Literature
- English A Literature
- English A Language and Literature
IBDP Group 2: Language Acquisition
IBDP Group 3: Individuals and Societies
- Business Management
IBDP Group 4:Sciences
- Computer Science
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