The Theory of Knowledge Essay is worth 66% of your Theory of Knowledge Final Grade. There are two criteria worth five points each for a total of ten points. Even though the same marks are awarded for the presentation the essay is weighted as double the value.

Six prescribed titles will be issued towards the end of September of your DP2 year. You will choose one of them and write an essay ofno more than 1600 words to be submitted around January 20th. Along the way you will receive a class intorduction, input from your subject teachers as well as individual feedback after your plan and draft is submitted. The IBO allows for one official draft submission. After each of these interactions you will be asked to fill in a reflection form on managebac.

Your essay will initially be submitted through managebac but ultimately uploaded to IBIS, the IBO official assessment website.

Good Luck.


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