This is the flagship element in the International Baccalaureate (IB) programme. The content focuses on questions such as: what counts as knowledge? How does it grow? What are its limits? Who owns knowledge? What is the value of knowledge? What makes theory of knowledge unique and distinctively different from standard academic disciplines is its process.
In theory of knowledge you have the opportunity to step back from the relentless acquisition of new knowledge, in order to consider knowledge issues. Assessment is through a presentation and an applied philosophical essay. Strengths are developed through the consideration of abstract and theoretical propositions through a reflective and self-aware approach; these critical thinking skills are highly valued by university admissions tutors and employers.