Extended Essays for a core component of the International Baccalaureate Diploma program. A student is expected to independently research on a chosen topic of interest completing it with a 4000 word essay.
Students develop skills in:
- 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 analyze, synthesize and evaluate knowledge.
- Child Labour – The law, the economics, and the ethics.
This essay can take various angles on a delicate topic like Child Labor. Research and understanding of the laws in various countries ranging from Developed countries to developing to underdeveloped countries. How the economics of child labor varies from these countries. How does prohibition and allowance in such countries affect the survival of children.
- The state of Rivers in India and Europe- A Comparison Study.
Rivers not only provide a geographic identity but also have a direct effect on the economy. This economic impact can lead to unrest between states through which the river flows. How are such situations being handled by various entities.
- GST – Two sides of the coin.
The Goods and Services Tax in the context of Govt. of India, will it benefit the economy or add further burden on Indian Businesses.
- Fuel driven economies, their rise, current state and future of sustenance.
With the discovery of Fossil fuels, many new countries have risen to a superpower state, some have managed their oil based economy very well, while others have not. With global oil prices falling down, how are some of these superpowers managing the decline in their revenues. What holds best for them in the future.
- The Success of government’s control over prices of products.
Many governments have implemented strict price control over commonly traded products, while many have not. How have these impacted in the balance of their economic status.
- The business of Disease.
This is a controversial topic which can be handled in a diligent way with good research. Many new diseases discovered and their remedies have largely affected the pharmaceutical industry. New lines of revenues have been created even for underdeveloped countries, live drug testing, etc. The researcher can look with a balanced perspective on the necessity and evil behind these diseases.
- The profitability of Indian Theatre and Dramatics industry.
- The Global Financial Crisis of 2009 – Origin, Spread, and Control.
This topic will have plenty of well-researched articles that can provide multiple view points on this crisis. Researching on the financial architecture that led to this crisis, how was it brought under control, and how can such crisis be avoided in future.