ToK Grading

The Written Task

Overseas Family School Grades (An Equivalent to IB Levels)

The grade boundary we use for your practice (quarterly) assessments.

Mark (out of 40)
Level
33 – 40 7
28 – 32 6
22 – 27 5
16 – 21 4
11 – 15 3
6 – 10 2
0 – 5 1

IB ToK Grading

The formal IB Economics Level grading guidelines (following the most recent essay grading) is as follows.

Mark (out of 40) Level
30 – 40 A
23 – 29 B
17 – 22 C
11 – 16 D
0 – 10 E

The Presentation

Overseas Family School Grades (An Equivalent to IB Levels)

The grade boundary we use for your practice (quarterly) assessments.

Mark (out of 20)
Level
19 – 20 7
17 – 18 6
15 – 16 5
13 – 14 4
11 – 12 3
6 – 10 2
0 – 5 1

IB ToK Grading

The formal IB ToK Level grading guidelines (following the most recent grading) is as follows.

Mark (out of 20) Level
19 – 20 A
16 – 18 B
13 – 15 C
9 – 12 D
0 – 8 E

Your final TOK grade is determined out of 60 points, outputted to an A-E grade. The 60 points are composed of:

1. 40 point final essay (graded externally)

2. 20 point oral presentation (graded internally)

The outputted A-E grade is used in conjunction with the Extended Essay A-E grade towards diploma points in the manner shown in the link at right. Because these are the only two grades taken into consideration by the IB, it is recommended that students practice essays and presentations.

Quarter and Semester Grading

Generally your sumative assignment (a presentation or a writing piece) will be worth 60% and the remaining 40% will come from homework and classwork.

However In the first semester of Year 11 (Quarter 1 and 2) we will weight your work slightly differently than in the rest of the two-year course. We will count your quarterly sumative assignment for only 40% of the course. We do this, so that you get a chance to learn what is expected in these assignments, before they hurt your grades too much.

Rubrics

The TOK Essay rubric is below and here is a link to the TOK Presentation rubric.

The Guidebook

Most other information you might want about the course is available in the TOK Guidebook, which you can get to using this link.

The TOK Journal

This provides you with an opportunity for critical reflection outside of the classroom, permitting you to identify and analyse issues of knowledge in their personal lives and, hence, to make “real world” connections. With TOK being at the centre of the IB hexagon, these “real world connections” are exactly what the course is about: the real-life relevance and inter-connectivity of all our experiences and learning.

Tim WoodsToK Grading