The Extended Essay

Every year the IB Diploma candidates must complete the Extended Essay (EE). This is a 4,000 word research paper written in an IB subject of their choice. Westwood High School students begin the Extended Essay process midway through the junior year, with final submission of their paper due in December of the senior year.  Throughout the writing of this paper, each student is paired with a teacher supervisor who helps them design and direct their paper to meet the required IB criteria.  The Extended Essay is one of the most essential tools the students take with them as they prepare for the college experience.

WHSIB EE Calendar

The Westwood Extended Essay site includes a student/supervisor timeline and resources to help students develop research questions within the prescribed Extended Essay Topics. The timeline is updated annually and can be found here.