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TOK assessment lessons

TOK assessment lessons

Students of TOK are assessed via two tasks: an exhibition, and an essay. The exhibition is carried out at the end of DP1, and the essay at the beginning of DP2.

If you are following the BQs, then you’ll find assessment lessons embedded in the units. If you are delivering the course via the Classic TOK lessons, or the 50 Disruptive Ideas, you can access those assessment lessons here. As always, get in touch with us if you have any questions!

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Watch our videos on the TOK assessment tasks

  • Watch our videos on the TOK assessment tasks to gain a full understanding of how to write a great essay, and create a successful exhibition.
  • Our 3-minute explainers give a quick overview of what the tasks are looking for, and how to begin them.
  • Our longer webinar videos go into more detail, and are designed for teachers supporting their students.

TOK Explainer videos

What is the TOK essay?

Our three-minute explainer video runs through the basics of the TOK essay, giving a quick overview of the skills it assesses, how to plan and structure it, and tips for developing and supporting your arguments. Watch it here, and download the banner for it here.

What is the TOK exhibition?

Our three-minute explainer video runs through the basics of creating the TOK exhibition, giving a quick overview of the skills it assesses, how to understand the IA prompts, and tips for writing your 750-word commentary. Watch it here, and download the banner for it here.

What are the TOK exhibition objects?

Our three-minute explainer video looks at what is meant by the three ‘exhibition object’, how to choose ones that you will be able to explore most easily, and ways to effectively link them to the IA prompt you have chosen. Watch it here, and download the banner for it here.

Webinar videos on the assessment tasks

Taking ownership of the TOK exhibition prompts

This hour-long webinar discusses how to embed the 35 IA prompts into your course to ensure students understand what each one is looking for, can link them to their objects, and know how to explore them in their commentaries. Watch it here, and download FAQs and a presentation here.

The TOK exhibition and the TOK themes

This hour-long webinar looks at the TOK exhibition, and how it links to the core and optional themes of TOK. It also considers this assessment task within the bigger context of providing students with a meaningful and authentic education. Watch it here, and download FAQs and a presentation here.

Access more webinar videos on the assessment tasks

You can access more live and recorded webinars, including ones on the latest essay PTs, and mistakes to avoid when writing the TOK essay, via our webinar page. Members receive 20% discount on tickets to all the premium events – contact us if you’re not sure how to claim this.

Set up an assessment workshop

We’ll be happy to work with both TOK teachers and students to help you develop your essay and exhibition writing skills, and ensure that your final assessments fully reflect students’ talent as critical thinkers.

Set up either an in-school or online workshop, and unlock the full potential of TOK to offer a brilliant, engaging, integrated learning experience for both your teachers and students.