For the first time, students will deliver their final TOK presentations to an audience that will include parents.
Yr 13 students are currently polishing up their final TOK presentations for delivery next week. The assessment involves delivering an address that explores the underlying knowledge questions or issues behind a real life situation of their choosing.
Last year saw an amazing range of topics from "Saviour Siblings", "Media influence in politics", "Using the past to predict the future", to "Germany's response to the refugee crisis". With potential diploma bonus points up for grabs in this assessment, the expectations are high in these 10min 'TED' talks.
The audience usually comprises both Yr 12 & 13 IB students as well as a small number of teachers. However, given the preparation that goes into these, as well as the often high interest value of the topics themselves, we are welcoming parents to attend this year. They will be held in the chapel on Thursday 15th March from 9:00 - 12:00 am. A schedule of times for each student will be sent out prior to the day. While we will try hard to keep to the schedule, things may be a little flexible on the day. If you plan on attending we would ask that you enter the chapel via the cloisters entrance and only enter or exit between presentations. As this is also an assessment situation, it is best there are no surprises for boys so a discussion with your son regarding your attendance or otherwise would be advisable prior to the day.
The second part of the TOK assessment will be a 1600 word essay on a prescribed title that boys will work on early next term.