Washburn students who plan to be IB Diploma must complete the Extended Essay.
The extended essay is a required component of the International Baccalaureate® (IB) Diploma Programme (DP). It is an independent, self-directed piece of research, finishing with a 4,000-word paper.
What is the significance of the extended essay?
The extended essay provides:
Through the research process for the extended essay, students learn how to:
How is study of the extended essay structured?
Students are supported throughout the process of researching and writing the extended essay, with advice and guidance from a supervisor who is usually a teacher at the school. IB recommends that students follow the completion of the written essay with a short, concluding interview with their supervisor. This is known as viva voce.
How is the extended essay assessed?
All extended essays are externally assessed by examiners appointed by the IB.
IB Courses Offered at Washburn
Earning the IB Diploma
Creativity, Action, and Service (CAS)
Extended Essay (EE)
Theory of Knowledge
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