Nord Anglia Education
Nord Anglia
21 September, 2023

Year 13 TOK Exhibition

Year 13 TOK Exhibition - Year 13 TOK Exhibition

It requires students to create an exhibition of three objects, or images of objects, and an accompanying commentary on each object. Completing the TOK exhibition helps learners to improve on all the five aspects of the attitudes to learning (ATL) namely: research; communication; thinking; self-management and social skills. Many of the IB Learner Profile attributes are also brought to the fore throughout the journey from the moment the exhibition requirements are shared with the students to the post-exhibition reflection and debrief sessions. 

On Friday 15 September, our Year 13 students had the opportunity to display their exhibitions and explain how they used their selected objects to explore one of the 35 IA prompts that they each chose. There was a wide variety of IA prompts selected, representing the diversity of our Year 13s. Prompt No. 21- What is the relationship between knowledge and culture? emerged as the most popular.The TOK Exhibition was a culmination of many months of hard work. The individual exhibitions showcased were of a high quality and the students were able to articulate their knowledge claims to Year 12 students, their peers as well as teachers who visited the Well of Knowledge. We were delighted to be able to host parents for the first time to view the exhibitions.

Our students were able to explore how knowledge manifests itself tangibly in objects around us, travelling beyond the realm of abstract concepts and ideas. Feedback from the audience was positive with parents acknowledging that they had learnt valuable lessons from listening to the exhibitors. At the end of the day, the students gave very meaningful feedback that will enable us to improve the process and experience for next year’s cohort.