Tok Essay Rubric May 2016 Calendar


The TOK prescribed essay titles have recently been published by the IB for those taking exams in May 2016:

  1. “In gaining knowledge, each area of knowledge uses a network of ways of knowing.” Discuss this statement with reference to two areas of Knowledge.
  2. “Knowledge within a discipline develops according to the principles of natural selection.” How useful is this metaphor?
  3. “The knower’s perspective is essential in the pursuit of knowledge.” To what extent do you agree?
  4. “Without application in the world, the value of knowledge is greatly diminished.” Consider this claim with respect to two areas of knowledge.
  5. To what extent do the concepts that we use shape the conclusions that we reach?
  6. “In knowledge there is always a trade-off between accuracy and simplicity.” Evaluate this statement in relation to two areas of knowledge.

For support with assessment tasks and TOK essay writing, see Unit 3 in Decoding Theory of Knowledge for the IB Diplomaby Wendy Heydorn and Susan Jesudason

IB Calendar 2017-2018

**Subject dates like IA’s or orals are subject to change, but IB registration and submission due dates are set.

DateAction or Assessment
September 2017Begin IB Social/Cultural Anthropology Internal Assessment
September 26th, 2017IB Film Portfolio (film, trailer, written reflection- SENIORS ONLY)
October 2nd-22ndTOK 2- Presentations (SENIORS ONLY)
October 20th, 2017IB Music Recital (evening)
October 24th, 2017Physics 2 Internal Assessment due (SENIORS only)
October 28th, 2017IB Visual Arts- Draft of Comparative Study (SENIORS ONLY)
October 30th, 2017Due date for to pay 2018 exam fees
November 2nd, 2017IB Biology- Begin Internal Assessment
November 7th, 2017IB Chemistry – Begin Internal Assessment
November 14th, 2017Last day to register for exams without incurring a late fee
November 18th, 2017Extended Essay final submission due (SENIORS ONLY)
December 12th-20th, 2017IB English 2 Individual Oral Commentaries (SENIORS ONLY)
December 16th, 2017IB Math HL: IA due
December 21st , 2017TOK 2- Prescribed Title Rough Draft due (SENIORS ONLY)
December 22nd- February 28th, 2017IB World Language External Writing Assessment
Throughout month of January 2018IB Visual Art: Exhibition (SENIORS ONLY- will be open for viewing to public in May)
January 9th, 2018IB Film Independent Study
January 13th, 2018IB English 1 Works in Translation paper due (JUNIORS ONLY)
January 15th, 2018Last day to register for 2018 exams (second registration- includes a penalty fee)
January 17th, 2018IB Music Recital (in class)
January 19th, 2018TOK 2- Prescribed Title final due (SENIORS ONLY)
January 30th, 2018IB Chemistry IA due
January 30th, 2018Math Studies IA due
January 23rd-24th 2018Group 4 Project (Bio, Physics, SEHS, Chemistry)
January 30th, 2018IB Psychology Internal Assessment due
January 30th, 2018IB Chemistry Internal Assessment due
Throughout 2nd semesterIB English- Individual Oral Presentations (JUNIORS ONLY)
February 10th, 2018IB Biology- IA due (SENIORS ONLY)
February 17th, 2018IB History IA due (SENIORS ONLY)
February 23rd, 2018IB Music Recital (evening)
February 27th, 2018IB Math SL IA due
March 5th, 2018IB Sports Exercise Health Science IA due
March 10th, 2018IB Social/Cultural Anthropology IA due
March 13th-24th, 2018IB World Language Orals (Internal Assessment for all candidates taking exam this year)
March 15th, 2018Submission deadline for all of EEs, TOK essays, Group 1 and 2 written assignments/tasks

(This is for teachers, not for students)

March 20-22, 2018IB Film Oral Presentations recorded as scheduled (SENIORS ONLY)
March 22nd, 2018IB Music Recital (in class)
March 31st, 2018IB Theatre IA due (SENIORS ONLY)
March 31st, 2018

March 31st, 2018

IB Music: Musical Links Investigation due


Throughout Month of AprilIB Visual Arts: uploading of all components (SENIORS ONLY)
April 10th, 2018Deadline for entry of all internal assessment marks, criteria marks, and predicted grades (This is for teachers, not for students)
April 20th, 2018Visual Arts exhibition submission deadline

(This is for teachers, not for students)

April 20th, 2018Submission deadline for the upload of IA sample work

(This is for teachers, not for students)

April 30th, 2018Submission deadline for the upload of Group 6 externally assessed coursework components

(This is for teachers, not for students)

April 30th, 2018Visual Arts process portfolio and comparative study submission

(This is for teachers, not for students)

May 1st- May 19thIB exams
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