What is an Extended Essay?

  • The extended essay is a required component of the International Baccalaureate® (IB) Diploma Programme (DP). 

    It is an independent piece of research, culminating with a 4,000-word paper.

  • What is the significance of the extended essay?

  • Extended Essay Guide

  • Extended Essay Handbook

  • How is study of the extended essay structured?

  • How is the extended essay assessed?

  • ​How points are awarded in the DP core: