Supervisors

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Student's Name
Subject
Supervisor
Ji Eun (JEC)
Geography
Bartram
Dylan (DD)
Visual Art
Neville
Jong Woon (JWH)
Mathematics
McMulkin
Chai Young (CYH)
English
Nathan
Min Su (MSK)
Chinese
Mu
Hee Seon (HSK)
English
Perreau
Gael (GL)
Art
Neville
Yong Woo (YWL)
Economics
Rossberg
Ji Young (JYS)
English
Surridge
Alexandra (AT)
English
Surridge
Philip (PY)
History
Conway
Sasowat (SC)
French
Prefontaine
Seong Min (SMC)
Physics
Hook
Seung Lee (SLC)
Korean
Ahn
Yeon Jee (YJC)
English
Surridge
Chloe (CD)
English
Nathan
Sung Joon (SJK)
Art
Neville
Timo (TK)
Physics
Hook
Dea (DL)
Geography
Bartram
Jin Ho (JHL)
Chemistry
Watson
Jeong Eun (JEP)
Korean
Ahn
Sean (SS)
Geography
Bartram
Ya Xue (YXW)
English
Nathan
Je Ouk (JOY)
Korean
Ahn


The Viva Voce (Concluding Interview)

The viva voce is a short interview between the student and the supervisor, and is a recommended conclusion to the extended essay process. Students who do not attend the viva voce may be disadvantaged.

The viva voce serves the following purposes.

  • An opportunity to reflect on successes and difficulties in the research process
  • An opportunity to reflect on what has been learned
  • An aid to the supervisor’s report

The viva voce should last between 10 and 15 minutes. The following are examples of questions that can be asked,

  • “I am not clear what you mean on page XXX. You quote Y: could you explain a little more about what this tells us?”
  • “On page * you cite Z. I couldn’t find this reference (for example, web site). Could you tell me more about it?”
  • “What have been the high and low points of the research and writing processes?”
  • “What were the most interesting aspects of the process? Did you discover anything that surprised you?”
  • “What have you learned through writing this essay?
  • “Is there anything else that you would particularly like me to mention in my report?”

The report that the supervisor will write will refer to things, largely process-related, that may not be obvious in the essay itself. The viva voce assists the supervisor in assessing ‘Criteria K : holistic judgement’, particularly in regards to depth of understanding and insight.

Supervisors will contact students after due date (13 Jan) to arrange the concluding interview.**

( IBO, Diploma Programme. Extended Essay Guide. First Examination 2009. Cardiff, UK.)

Scale to establish Expected Grades

E (elementary): 0-8

D (mediocre): 9-16

C (satisfactory): 17-24

B (good): 25-29

A (excellent): 30-36

Criteria for grading can be found
http://production-app2.ibo.org/publication/19/part/3/chapter/7