Year 12 IB Extended Essays 2018
International Baccalaureate Diploma Program
THE EXTENDED ESSAY
The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) is an assessed programme for students aged 16 to 19. It is respected by leading universities across the globe. Somerset offers the IBDP as an alernative to the Queensland Certificate of Education in Years 11 and 12. Through the DP, we aim to develop students who: - have excellent breadth and depth of knowledge - flourish physically, intellectually, emotionally & ethically - study at least two languages - excel in traditional academic subjects - explore the nature of knowledge through the programme’s unique theory of knowledge course.
THE IB DIPLOMA PROGRAMME CURRICULUM The DP curriculum is made up of six subject groups and the DP core, comprising theory of knowledge (TOK), creativity, activity, service (CAS) and the extended essay. Through the DP core, students reflect on the nature of knowledge, complete independent research and undertake a project that often involves community service.
WHAT IS THE EXTENDED ESSAY?
The extended essay is an independent, self- directed piece of research, finishing with a 4,000-word paper.
THE EXTENDED ESSAY PROVIDES:
One component of the International Baccalaureate® (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) core, the extended essay is mandatory for all students.
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 - communicating ideas - developing an argument.
Participation in this process develops the capacity to analyse, synthesize and evaluate knowledge.
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