Theory of Knowledge Essay Workshop

24th & 25th October
Explore your TOK title and refine your essay writing skills

Elite IB tutors

Work with a qualified IB world school TOK teacher on essay writing skills and your chosen TOK title.

The first part of the programme is a TOK revision session with essay writing skils. Learn how to choose examples, bring the ways and areas of knowledge into your essay, structure a convincing argument, and more. The second session will be 90 minutes working on your chosen title, leading towards a clear plan.
I liked that it went at our pace and that my tutor was ready to answer any questions that we had.
Online Course Participant 2020

Meet Your Tutor

Dr Christian Bryan is a fully qualified Psychology, Global Politics and TOK teacher with a doctorate in Education. He has been teaching in IB schools for over 16 years, and has co-authored several IB textbooks, as well as leading IBO workshops. His approach to TOK is methodical, giving students the foundational knowledge they need to write clear and focused essays.


All students will attend a general TOK essay writing workshop on Saturday the 24th from 9:00 - 10:30 UK time (GMT+1). Then, you can choose one or more title-specific workshops to work on your own essay plan. If you are unsure of which title you will choose, you can attend multiple title-specific workshops and explore your options.

The cost to attend the general workshop and one title workshop, for a total of 3 hours of teaching, is £140. Additional 90 minute title workshops are £70 each.

Take a look at the schedule below to find out when your title is being studied. Students should log in 5 minutes before their class is due to start.

Saturday 24th October 2020

9:00 - 10:30

Introduction to the TOK Essay

10:45 - 12:15

1. Accepting knowledge claims always involves an element of trust.

13:00 - 14:30

2. Within areas of knowledge, how can we differentiate between change and progress?

14:45 - 16:15

3. Labels are a necessity in the organization of knowledge, but they also constrain our understanding.

Sunday 25th October 2020

9:00 - 10:30

4. Statistics conceal as much as they reveal.

10:45 - 12:15

5. Areas of knowledge are most useful in combination with each other.

12:30 - 14:00

6. Avoiding bias seems a commendable goal, but this fails to recognize the positive role that bias can play in the pursuit of knowledge.

A course to meet your needs.

We have designed this course to be bespoke to your needs. However, should there be 2 or fewer students interested in exploring your chosen title, we will be unable to run the second half of the workshop and you will be refunded these fees, or you can elect to take an hour of private tuition on your title.

Attend with a friend and save.

With our bring-a-buddy discount you and a friend can each save £20 on your fees. There is no limit to the number of friends who can use your referral code, meaning you could even come to the course for free!

Get in touch

We're happy to answer your questions. You can get in touch using the form below, or call us on +44(0)20 3302 3868.