Our 2nd annual Quad STEM night will be on November 7th from 5:30 till 7:00 here at Wilson GYM. Please come and support our wonderful STEM program. There will be activities from Engineering, Bio-medical, and Computer Science as well as Science Olympiad, Robotic and CODE teams to showcase what they have been working on.... IB Diploma and Course Candidates: Don't forget to register for IB Exams: 10/21 - 11/1.

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What is the Extended Essay (EE)?

The extended essay is an independent, self-directed piece of research, culminating in a 4,000-word paper. As a required component, it provides:

  • practical preparation for the kinds of undergraduate research required at tertiary level
  • an opportunity for students to engage in an in-depth study of a topic of interest within a chosen subject.

 

Emphasis is placed on the research process:

  • formulating an appropriate research question
  • engaging in a personal exploration of the topic
  • communicating ideas
  • developing an argument.

 

Participation in this process develops the capacity to:

  • analyse
  • synthesize, and
  • evaluate knowledge.

 

Students are supported throughout the process with advice and guidance from a supervisor (usually a teacher at the school).

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