What is a T.O.K.?

The T.O.K. is a reflective investigation on different forms of knowledge and on different types of knowledge, TOK is almost entirely made up of questions.

  • How do we know?
  • What counts as evidence?
  • How do we judge what the best model is like?
  • What does any theory mean in the real world?

The TOK course is assessed through an oral presentation and a 1600 word essay.

The presentation assesses the student’s ability to apply TOK thinking to a real-life situation, while the essay takes a more conceptual starting point.

For example, the essay may ask students to discuss affirming the methodologies used to produce knowledge dependent on the use for which that knowledge will be used.


TOK aims to make students aware of the interpretive nature of knowledge.

  • Critically reflect on various forms of knowledge and on areas of knowledge
  • Consider the role and nature of knowledge in your own culture, in the cultures of others, and in the world at large.
  • Be aware of themselves as thinkers, encouraging them to become more familiar with the complexity of knowledge
  • Recognize the need to act responsibly in an increasingly interconnected but uncertain world.

TOK also provides coherence for the student, linking academic areas and transcending them.

Therefore, it demonstrates the ways in which the student can apply his knowledge with greater awareness and credibility.

We will help students with writing, presenting and solving all their questions.

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