Grade 11 were off timetable on Tuesday 28th November in order to immerse themselves in beginning their IBDP extended essay task.
The task is not an easy one: write a 4,000 word university entrance level research paper on a chosen topic. The stakes are high too – failure to meet the minimum standard will result in a failing condition for the diploma!
It’s fortunate, then, that help is at hand. During the day the students were assisted by librarian, Annick Lapalme, who was able to offer expertise on such topics as research and effective citation. Several of the school’s subject specialists guided the students too, focusing on the specific requirements of the essay in their subject discipline.
Pictured are the grade 12 students dropping by to offer their advice and the dos and don’ts of the process from their perspective – they should know, they’ve just finished theirs!
All in all it was a very positive start to a long and rewarding journey – thanks to everyone involved.