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Research Proposal

Print this proposal and submit it to the extended essay coordinator, Ms. Whitted, in the LCHS Library.

Getting started

Click here for a guide on formulating a research question.


This PDF is also helpful in developing a research question. 


Examples of exemplary extended essay can be checked out in the school library.

Extended Essay

Extended Essay deadlines

Class of 2017

Research proposal submitted

October 1, 2015

Supervisors announced

Nov. 1, 2015

First meeting with supervisors

By Nov. 20, 2015

Annotated Bibliography due

By Jan. 6, 2016

Annotated ...more

Extended Essay Rubric

** The assessment rubric for the class of 2018 will change. It will be posted after the 2017 exam session.

A: Research Question This criterion assesses the extent to which the purpose of essay is ...more

Scoring matrix

** The current rubric and grade boundaries apply to the candidates in the class of 2017 only. The rubric and grade boundaries will change for the candidates in the class of 2018.


Students can earn a maximum of 36 points on the extended essay.  These are the grade boundaries for points earned:

  • A     29 - 36
  • B     23 - 28
  • C     16 - 22
  • D      8 - 15
  • E      0 -  7

The band descriptors are:

A Work of an excellent standard

B Work of a good standard

C Work of a satisfactory standard

D Work of a mediocre standard

E Work of an elementary standard.

Extended Essay Guide