Economics and Business Management seem to be common subject choices and I regularly supervise 4-5 students each year.
Students pick topics which are either related to Singapore, or a country where they call home.
It has relevance to the economic concepts of demand and supply, elasticity, inflation and monopolistic competition.
This topic is worthy of investigation because it is a hot media topic in Singapore, and is widely debated in the country because it’s the most expensive household asset. My focus question of this extended essay will be |To what extent does the Singapore Government’s policies on housing and immigration, help to increase the demand of the private | |property sector in the housing market?
Each extended essay is assessed against a set of criteria.
The criteria is very detailed and includes eleven different catagories.In my opinion, the Extended Essay requirement of the Diploma Programme, is one of the more enjoyable and challenging parts of the course.Students endeavor to write a mini-thesis on an original topic, based on a subject on their choice.Students can sometimes compensate in an essay with lots of secondary data by showing examples of in-depth analysis that makes links between separate pieces of secondary data.A survey of movie attendance during a recession, checked against secondary data on movie takings and consumer incomes will provide sufficient resources to analysis.w=300&h=300" alt="" / Since I published this post in way back in 2009 the assessment guide has changed.Please refer to this new post for up-to-date information Thanks Andrew.A question which focuses on consumers in Singapore is in my opinion too broad.Selecting a cohort of consumers, such as working age males, would be a more focused approach.Limiting the number of economic concepts covered is also important.A good essay will explain one concept in sufficient depth and make links through the analysis to other related concepts.