Skip to 0 minutes and 8 secondsThe course is designed to help guide International Baccalaureate students, who are working on their extended essay. You'll develop skills which you can apply to your extended essay, to help you succeed in this area of the IB.
Skip to 0 minutes and 19 secondsThese skills include: choosing and narrowing down a topic, identifying and analysing sources, developing an argument and time management. This course is aimed at being really useful for students embarking on the extended essay. But we've also designed it to be helpful for teachers who are supporting those students. Often, the skills of supervising an extended essay are different to the ones that we use every day in the classroom. This online course is going to help you think about and develop the skills that you need to produce an amazing extended essay. You can complete this course in your own time, at a pace that's convenient for you. Wherever you are in the world, you can access this course online at any time.
Skip to 1 minute and 1 secondThere are helpful videos and visuals to guide you through all the different sections and illustrate key concepts. There's also plenty of downloadable documents, which go into more depth and help consolidate your learning. The course is highly interactive. You'll be encouraged to test your own understanding and apply what you've learned to your own work as you go along. What's special about this course is that it's been developed by University staff, who are experienced in teaching research skills and working with International Baccalaureate schools and students. We wanted to create a useful course that meets the needs of students writing their extended essay.
Skip to 1 minute and 35 secondsSo we've been working alongside experts, such as the International Baccalaureate Organisation, and talking with past and present IB students, to make this course as relevant and as useful as it can be.