EE (Extended Essay)
The extended essay is an opportunity for the student to engage in independent research through an in-depth study of a question relating to one of the subjects they are studying. It is intended to promote high-level research and writing skills, intellectual discovery and creativity. It provides students with an opportunity to engage in personal research in a topic of their own choice, under the guidance of a supervisor (a teacher in the school). This leads to a major piece of formally presented, structured writing, in which ideas and findings are communicated in a reasoned and coherent manner, appropriate to the subject chosen. In the Diploma Program, the extended essay is the prime example of a piece of work where the student has the opportunity to show knowledge, understanding, and enthusiasm about a self-chosen topic.