How the EE is assessed

You already know that the extended essay is an academic 4000-word piece of research that students undertake from a range of sources and is designed to help prepare you for the expectations of undergraduate study at university.

However, you may not be sure how you will be assessed.

You will be assessed on your submission of two documents:

  1. Your reflections as captured on your completed RPPF form.

  2. The Extended Essay itself.

Each EE is marked out of 34 with grades awarded from A to E.

If you do not submit your EE or achieve an E grade for your EE you will not be awarded your diploma.

The following table shows how the 34 marks are allocated across five assessment criteria:

The EE is externally assessed so it will not be marked by your supervisor.

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