Extended Essay

The Extended Essay (EE) gives an opportunity for pupils to engage in independent research. As part of the IB Diploma ‘core’, each pupil chooses a topic that interests them and undertakes an in-depth 4000-word study.

The scholarly apparatus that the essay demands, including citations, bibliography and abstract, are effective preparation for university dissertations, projects and theses. The EE is a distinctive feature of the IB Diploma and universities regularly comment positively on the scope, depth and structure of argument that the study inspires.

The EE is highly valued at Gresham’s and is also offered to all A level pupils.