Tok Question 1 2010/11

“There are no absolute distinctions between what is true and what is false”. Discuss this claim.

If you would like to make ToK hard for yourself, choose this question. It’s a nasty one. What the devil is an absolute distinction? If you can’t tackle this, you can’t tackle this question properly, and you should . . . → Read More: Tok Question 1 2010/11

Tok Question 7

” How can we recognize when we have made progress in the search for knowledge? Consider two contrasting areas of knowledge.”

My feeling is that this is an easy question to approach at a simplistic level, but quite a hard one to do really well on.

Your essay will turn around the definition of . . . → Read More: Tok Question 7

ToK Question 6 2010/11

Now I am feeling a lot less sick, here is the first of my promised analysis of the ToK questions. I would say that the approach I take here is not the only one. The big failing that people have when tacking a ToK question is to include insufficient personal involvement with the question. . . . → Read More: ToK Question 6 2010/11

Sticky: The IB Guide

Welcome to the IB Guide website.

Please read below for my blog posts.

If you are a parent, this page summarises my thoughts on choosing the IB for your child.

Click here to find out how to purchase a copy of my book.

Updates etc

I am sorry for my lack of updates recently. I have been very busy with non-IB problems and a bit below par. Still, am getting better.

I will do a ToK posting in the next day. In the meantime, enjoy the last week of your holidays. Bad news for IB Yr2 Kids: this is . . . → Read More: Updates etc

Overused ToK

Whilst tutoring, I pondering on what examples you should definitly not use in a ToK essay.

The examples I thought of are all ones which are overused by ToK students. Whilst they may be interesting the first time you hear them, they are becoming clichés.

The point of ToK is to force you to . . . → Read More: Overused ToK

Content Welcome

If you are a former IB student, and would like your old work to be used to help benefit future IB students, please get in touch with Simon. They do not to be outstanding, as people can learn from your mistakes as much as your successes.

Content is welcome from all subjects, but the . . . → Read More: Content Welcome

Schoolgate and the IB

Shameless plug for my article on ‘Should I do the IB’ recently published in The Times.

Click here for the article.

ToK Essays

ToK essays are the bane of people’s lives. Being a friendly person,  over the next few posts, I shall deconstruct some of the ToK questions from the 10/11 set, and explain how I would set about tackling them. Please remember that ToK is a very personal thing: how I approach it is not going . . . → Read More: ToK Essays

First proper post

Welcome to the IB Guide.

The Book is now being proofed, I am hopeful of publication by the end of Term 2. In the mean time, I am going to be adding more content to this site to supplement the book.

Check back soon for more stuff.

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