The 25-member Class of 2013 was recognized for its collective achievement on Friday, Nov. 23 as students, parents, teachers and staff celebrated the completion of the students’ Extended Essays, a required core element in the Diploma Programme.
Several grade-12 students gave presentations about their projects, explaining the process, the research, methodology and any challenges they faced and overcame. They also gave advice to this year’s juniors, who will be starting their own Extended Essay process in January 2013.
This year’s Extended Essays covered a wide spectrum of disciplines. Some students chose to write their essays in the field of chemistry and physics, requiring a lot of tricky and sometimes amazing experiments before they could begin writing the essay. Other students covered topics in English and history, and for the first time at Tashkent International School, one student wrote his Extended Essay on a World Studies topic, taking a look at two disciplines at once – biology and economics.
The Extended Essay is a 4,000-word research document on a subject of the student’s choosing. It is one of the three core elements of the Diploma Programme and a required piece for students to complete in order to receive the International Baccalaureate Diploma. The other two elements are Theory of Knowledge and CAS (Creativity, Action, Service).
For more information about the Diploma Programme or the International Baccalaureate, go to www.ibo.org.