Expectations and timelines for the Extended Essay (EE)
Dear Year 11 Parents,
I’m writing to update you on the expectations and timelines for the Extended Essay (EE) during this period of campus closure. As you know, we decided to carry on with the planned EE week upon our return from March Break in the hope that the Year 11 boys would be able to get a good chunk of their EE completed this year and avoid conflicting with subject deadlines in Year 12. Students were able to meet virtually with their supervisors and continue with research and writing. I recognize that this week was less than ideal for our science faculty and we have a plan that will allow them to catch up. I’ve attached a copy of the new timeline and due dates for your reference. Highlights include:
- During the three-way conferences (May 4 and 5), EE students should have been working toward completing an Interim Essay that was due May 6. This essay should include 3,000 words (min), a cover sheet, a table of contents, quotations/citations, bibliography/works cited list.
- Science students will have a dedicated week in September to complete lab work.
- The June report card will detail the essay status (meets, does not meet, or exceeds expectations). Students whose essay “does not meet expectations,” will require a work plan to catch up. This will be shared with you for your approval.
- Final essays are due September 29. Final science essays will be due December 1.
It is my hope that with this amended timeline we have struck a reasonable balance between accommodating the challenges imposed by the COVID-19 restrictions, and keeping Year 11 students on-track to complete most of their EEs this year, with an aim to next year being focused on subject assignments.
IB Diploma Coordinator, English Teacher
IB Teacher Workshop Leader