Understanding the Essay - a TOK Masterclass

20 Jan 2022 | 09:00 UK
STANDARD FEE £195.00 + VAT (if applicable)

A late booking surcharge of £100 will be applied to all bookings made 10 days or less in advance of a workshop

About the Masterclass

This masterclass provides a forum for both new and experienced Theory of Knowledge teachers and coordinators to understand the demands of the TOK essay in order to prepare students for success.


Throughout the masterclass, participants will get the chance to understand changes to the essay in the new TOK course (first assessment 2022), analyse components that make essays successful and discuss strategies to support students with the completion of the TOK essay.


This masterclass is recommended for all TOK teachers who are teaching or preparing to teach the Theory of Knowledge course (first assessment 2022) and for IB DP teachers who are keen to improve the teaching and learning experience in their DP classroom by:

  • developing a better understanding of the TOK essay and the new assessment instrument
  • reviewing the essay process in order to ensure that students can produce good quality essays
  • collaborating to develop tools and strategies to support all students with the TOK essay writing process
  • discussing the role of the TK/PPF and how it can be managed best


As a participant you will have the opportunity to:

  • design a more effective TOK essay planning and writing process
  • enhance your understanding of assessment in TOK
  • develop systems to better support other TOK teachers and DP students


Please note that ibicus Masterclasses are designed to help you delve deeper into a particular subject; they are not IB authorised/certified and do not count towards authorisation  

Masterclass Leader(s)
Alex Green

After completing an undergraduate degree in Philosophy, Alex trained as a teacher and initially worked in London. Alex moved to a school to lead Philosophy, Religious Studies and TOK for one of the largest IB DP cohorts in the Europe,…

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Alex Green
About your booking

Once you have made your booking, you will receive an automatically generated BOOKING ACKNOWLEDGEMENT and an invoice (or a receipted invoice if you have paid by credit card). Shortly after that, once we have processed your booking, you will receive an email from us with further information.

Once we have confirmed that the workshop will go ahead we will send you a confirmation email and an information pack which tells you everything that you need to know about joining your sessions. The links to join your sessions will be sent to you by email around 2 days before your sessions start.

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IBICUS organises teacher training programmes for schools in over 130 countries around the world.

Originally established to support the IB Schools community, we have been authorised by the IBO to run their full range of official certified Professional Development teacher-training workshops since 2003. We also offer Masterclasses and Seminars for IB and non-IB schools and specialist training for individual schools.


All our workshops listed as starting at 09:00 UK time run to the same timetable:

Day 1 08:30-08:55 set up
  09:00-13:30 inc breaks
Day 2 09:00-13:30 inc breaks
Day 3 09:00-13:30 inc breaks


The entire 2021 calendar will be delivered virtually.

All of our workshops are intensive, interactive and delivered via ZOOM. Although it’s great to be in the same room, the intensive nature of our format (4 hours per day with short breaks) means that everyone really retains focus and stays on- point.