Worth hosted an Extended Essay launch for Year 12 IB students last week to get this year’s essay writing process off to an inspiring start.
The Extended Essay forms part of the IB Diploma and gives students the chance to explore a topic they are interested in outside of the taught curriculum. It is also valuable as an experience which prepares them for university.
Worth is one of the UK’s leading schools for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma, having been offering it since 2002. The IB Diploma has a reputation for being demanding but rewarding, offering a broader programme of study than A Levels and encouraging students to think independently and to explore their creativity.
At last Wednesday’s launch, Mr James Coleman, Assistant to Head of Sixth Form (IB), talked about his own experience researching and writing an essay during his time as an IB Diploma student. Two current Year 13s also speak about their essays while Mrs Camilla Cook, Extended Essay Coordinator, gave an outline of what it involves as well as setting students their first task of putting forward three proposals for topics.