Guidance on the Extended Essay

Previous years have shown that even the most committed students find the Extended Essay somewhat of a challenge when they choose to do it in Computer Science. The first obstacle they encounter is trying to choose a suitable research topic. Their next obstacle is the challenge they face is learning a whole new area of Computer Science and locating suitable sources that aren't all internet based, especially when located in a country where physical books are difficult to import. Finally, bringing all those resources together into an essay that suitably satisfied the highly technical requirements expected.

Below you will find some guidance materials that should help you prepare. It is advised that you spend some time reading through the links in order to further understand what is expected by IB, in an overall and subject specific sense.

Official IB Extended Essay homepage

Computer science: Subject-specific guidance

The assessment criteria