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Creativity, Action, Service

 

CAS is one of the three core courses of the IB Diploma Programme. CAS involves students’ participation in a wide range of extra-curricular activities which emphasize experiential learning. CAS components include creativity, action and service.

Creativity: dance, music, drama, arts, and other experiences that involve creative thinking.

Action: sports and any other activity that require physical exertion.

Service: unpaid and voluntary activities that involve interaction with others in the community. All those involved should show respect for the dignity and rights of others.

CAS activities should ensure student development through:

  • Real, purposeful activities, with significant outcomes.
  • Personal challenges – the tasks must extend you and be achievable in scope
  • Thoughtful consideration, such as planning, reviewing your progress and reporting
  • Reflection on outcomes and personal learning

A successful CAS programme must show evidence of all 8 learning outcomes:

  • Increased their awareness of their own strengths and areas for growth
  • Undertaken new challenges
  • Planned and initiated activities
  • Worked collaboratively with others
  • Shown perseverance and commitment in their activities
  • Engage with issues of global importance
  • Considered the ethical implications of their actions
  • Developed new skills

Students will be using the ManageBac to document their activities. Students build their online CAS Portfolio where they are allowed to enter activities, upload evidence linked to one or more learning outcomes and reflect on their activities and progress on a regular basis.

In addition, students must keep a CAS journal where they document evidences, reflections, pictures, CDs, drawings, or any other form of communication. The CAS Coordinator is to regularly check students’ CAS journals. The CAS Coordinator is to hold on to the students’ journals for 1 year after the students have completed their DP.

CAS is internally assessed however, a failure to adequately complete and provide evidence for completion is considered a failing condition for the IB Diploma.

 

 

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