The only strict rule is that anything that happened in the past 10 years is not allowed.
The three main focuses of study tend to be focused on You will initially be required to identify at least THREE articles/books and TWO websites that will form the basis of your study.
It gives you a chance to study in real depth a topic that you have an interest in.
It can relate to any period and any topic within the last 10 years.
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The result of this is that IB examiners will not be able to apply the range of marks available in the assessment criteria, particularly in relation to criterion C (critical thinking).
Which subject area is of most personal interest to you?
This will usually (although not always) be one of your Higher Level subjects.
The supervisor will set a series of internal deadlines and meetings for each student to ensure the completion of the study in a timely fashion.