The total score is converted into a grade from A to E.
A similar system is used for the extended essay and students can gain up to 3 points for the diploma based on the grades achieved for TOK and EE.
Further guidance on the TOK essay and presentation can be found in the IB’s Programme Resource Centre (PRC).
Materials in the PRC are only available to existing IB World Schools. There are a number of resources on TOK in the IB Store, which are available to everyone.
It allows us to explore beyond the constraints of our environment and our reality, into a world of dreams, where creativity and invention are at their strongest. Science has long held that the complex nature of imagination must involve more than one area of the brain.
The idea and the proof have been hard to amalgamate but recent studies using advancements in the monitoring of complex neural interactions within the brain provide new evidence for this theory.
No diploma is awarded if a candidate fails to submit either the TOK essay or TOK presentation, or receives grade E for either the extended essay or theory of knowledge.
For each exam session the IB prescribes 6 essay titles from which students must choose, e.g., "All knowledge claims should be open to rational criticism.
"Reliability of media reporting of science", "What makes something a work of art?
" and the presentation is expected to show why the topic is significant, linking it to a relevant main knowledge question (KQ), and discussing those issues and examining the implications of approaching the question from different perspectives, given by WOKs (ways of knowing), taken through one or two of the AOKs (Areas of knowledge).