Theory of Knowledge is a core component of the IB Diploma. TOK promotes intellectual curiosity through critical thinking and reflection about what we know.

Although TOK is not a philosophy course. It draws on aspects of epistemology in a very practical way. Mainly in developing critical thinking and analytical skills in preparation for university study.

TOK involves 100 teaching hours. TOK and the Extended Essay (EE) contribute up to 3 points towards the IB Diploma score.

The benefits of Theory of Knowledge (TOK)

The TOK programme enables students to: