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Theory of Knowledge (TOK)

TOK is a required course, which focuses on developing skills of critical analysis and thought. In the course each student examines various ways of knowing, including perception, emotion, language and reasoning and various areas of knowledge, including the arts, mathematics, history, ethics, natural science and human science. At the forefront
of discussions and class activities are the central questions:
  • How do we know this is true?
  • What are the problems of knowledge?
  • What are the links between different knowledge bases?
The formal assessment of TOK is based upon an essay of 1600 words, which is assessed externally, and a presentation which is assessed internally.