The extended essay of approximately 4,000 words offers the opportunity for IB students to investigate a topic of special interest, usually one of the student’s six Diploma Programme subjects, and acquaints them with the independent research and writing skills expected at university. It is intended to promote high-level research and writing skills, intellectual discovery and creativity—resulting in approximately 40 hours of work. It provides students with an opportunity to engage in personal research on a topic of choice, under the guidance of a supervisor. © International Baccalaureate Organization 2010
The Theory of Knowledge course is assessed in two parts: Essay and Presentation is completed either individually or in a group and is videoed and assessed internally by a panel of three TOK specialists including the IBDP Coordinator and the TOK Coordinator. The TOK Essay is completed during the course and is graded externally by IBO examiners. The TOK Handbook is available to all students and parents on managebac.
The Extended Essay is an independent research project culminating in a 4000 word research paper. All extended essays are externally examined by IBO EE Handbook is available to all students and parents on managebac.