Extended Essay

The following section of the site includes guidance for the writing and assessment of this component of the diploma program.

It is the advice of the IB that only students who are studying psychology write their extended essays in the subject.  You will see that psychology has a high failure rate compared to other subjects - and one of the reasons is the high number of students who write essays in the subject although they have never studied it.

This section will take you through the writing process and give you tips for writing a strong essay.

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EE sample marking 6 May 2021

The following section of the site has samples of extended essays. As we are not allowed to actually share students' work...

Reflecting on the EE 6 May 2021

The final assessment criterion of the extended essay is "engagement." It is important that the reflections do not just...

Writing the Extended Essay 6 May 2021

After sources have been read and notes have been taken, the next step is the actual writing of the paper. For many students,...

Getting started with EE 6 May 2021

For most teachers and students, getting started with a major research project is the hardest part. Choosing a good topic,...

Sample 2: Effects of bilingualism 14 April 2021

The following essay looks at the effects of bilingualism on cognitive executive functions. The essay is used with permission.Attached...

EE: Self review questions 10 May 2020

Once you have completed the first draft of your extended essay it is important to check that the contents of the essay meet...

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