The IBO has published excellent extended essays, all of which scored a top A grade, chosen from 17 of the subjects most commonly selected for the extended essay, representing a range of disciplines. Each essay is an example of excellent work in the subject. A range of essays from both examination sessions and all IB regions have been selected.

These essays show originality and flair and a level of personal engagement that make them outstanding pieces of research work in their chosen discipline. The range of examples of excellent work demonstrated here should help students to develop their own individual research topics and approaches.

Below are essays relevant to St Leonard’s College IB subjects.

Biology: Biology_1    Biology_2    Biology_3

Chemistry: Chemistry_1    Chemistry_2     Chemistry_3

Economics: Economics_1    Economics_2    Economics_3

English A: English_1    English_2    English_3    English_4    English_5    English_6    English_7    English_8

Geography: Geography_1    Geography_2    Geography_3

History: History_1    History_2    History_3    History_4    History_5

Mathematics: Mathematics_1    Mathematics_2    Mathematics_3   Mathematics_4

Music: Music_1

Physics: Physics_1    Physics_2

Psychology: Psychology_1    Psychology_2    Psychology_3

Visual Arts: Visual Arts_1    Visual Arts_2    Visual Arts_3    Visual Arts_4

In 2011 the IBO published another batch of excellent extended essays and included with them the examiner’s comment’s and where possible a student statement. All essays scored in the 29-36 mark range and were assessed against the first examinations 2009 syllabus. The essays relevant to St Leonard’s College IB subjects can be downloaded below:

Biology: IB_EE_biol_naidu

Chemistry: IB_EE_chem_anon

Economics: IB_EE_economics_kumar

English A: IB_EE_EnglishA1_TomanMiller

English B: IB_EE_EnglishB_Anon

Geography: IB_EE_Geog_Koefer

History: IB_EE_History_Gale

Mathematics: IB_EE_Maths_Anon    IB_EE_Maths_Hall

Music: IB_EE_Music_Ang    IB_EE_Music_Anon    IB_EE_Music_Deans    IB_EE_Music_papatoniou

Physics: IB_EE_Physics_Anon1    IB_EE_Physics_Anon2    IB_EE_Physics_Yau

Psychology: IB_EE_Psychology_Shilova

Theatre: IB_EE_Theatre_McGregor    IB_EE_Theatre_Phengphong

Visual Arts: IB_EE_VisualArts_Prati    IB_EE_VisualArts_Tan

Film: IB_EE_film_anon   IB_EE_film_Calabrese  IB_EE_film_Duffy  IB_EE_film_Jung

EXEMPLARS RELEASED – these show all standards of essays not just excellent ones

In May 2013 and May 2014 the IBO have published further exemplars:

English A

English A Exemplar Essay A May 2013

English A Exemplar Essay B May 2013

English A Exemplar Essay C May 2013

The three May 2014 essays are examples of an English Group 1 CATEGORY 3  Essay A got a D, Essay B got a B and Essay C got an A. None of them got any points for the abstract.

Two of them were just classed as Group 1 whilst the third was incorrectly designated as Cat. 1. That oversight (?) did not appear to affect the scoring.

All three dealt basically with the manipulative use of English in print media. Worth studying – especially example C, which got 30 points despite receiving no points for the abstract.

English A Exemplar Essay A May 2014

English A Exemplar Essay B May 2014

English A Exemplar Essay C May 2014

English B

English_B_Extended_Essay_Exemplar_May_2013Example_A

English_B_Extended_Essay_Exemplar_May_2013_Example_B

English_B_Extended_Essay_Exemplar_May_2013_Example_C

History

History_Extended_Essay_Exemplar_May_2013_Example_A

History_Extended_Essay_Exemplar_May_2013_Example_B

History_Extended_Essay_Exemplar_May_2013_Example_C

Geography

Geography_Extended_Essay_Exemplar_May_2013_Example_A

Geography_Extended_Essay_Exemplar_May_2013_Example_B

Geography_Extended_Essay_Exemplar_May_2013_Example_C

Economics

Economics_Extended_Essay_Exemplar_May_2013_Example_A

Economics_Extended_Essay_Exemplar_May_2013_Example_B

Economics_Extended_Essay_Exemplar_May_2013_Example_C

Psychology

Psychology_Extended_Essay_Exemplar_May_2013_Example_A

Psychology_Extended_Essay_Exemplar_May_2013_Example_B

Psychology_Extended_Essay_Exemplar_May_2013_Example_C

Biology

Biology_Extended_Essay_Exemplar_May_2013_Example_A

Biology_Extended_Essay_Exemplar_May_2013_Example_B

Biology_Extended_Essay_Exemplar_May_2013_Example_C

Chemistry

Chemistry_Extended_Essay_Exemplar_May_2013_Example_A

Chemistry_Extended_Essay_Exemplar_May_2013_Example_B

Chemistry_Extended_Essay_Exemplar_May_2013_Example_C

Physics

Physics_Extended_Essay_Exemplar_May_2013_Example_A

Physics_Extended_Essay_Exemplar_May_2013_Example_B

Physics_Extended_Essay_Exemplar_May_2013_Example_C

Maths

Maths_Extended_Essay_Exemplar_May_2013_Example_A

Maths_Extended_Essay_Exemplar_May_2013_Example_B

Visual Arts

VisualArts_Extended_Essay_Exemplar_May_2013_Example_A

VisualArts_Extended_Essay_Exemplar_May_2013_Example_B

VisualArts_Extended_Essay_Exemplar_May_2013_Example_C

Theatre

Theatre_Extended_Essay_Exemplar_May_2013_Example_A

Theatre_Extended_Essay_Exemplar_May_2013_Example_B

Theatre_Extended_Essay_Exemplar_May_2013_Example_C

Music

Music_Extended_Essay_Exemplar_May_2013_Example_A

Music_Extended_Essay_Exemplar_May_2013_Example_B

Music_Extended_Essay_Exemplar_May_2013_Example_C

Film

Film_Extended_Essay_Exemplar_May_2013_Example_A

Film_Extended_Essay_Exemplar_May_2013_Example_B

Film_Extended_Essay_Exemplar_May_2013_Example_C