What is CAS?

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Creativity, Activity, Service

CAS is one of the three elements in the IB core Diploma Programme, along with TOK and the Extended Essay. It involves students in a range of enjoyable and significant experiences, as well as a CAS project.

How is CAS structured?

The three strands of CAS, which are often interwoven with particular activities, are characterised as follows:

  • Creativity – arts, and other experiences that involve creative thinking.

  • Activity – physical exertion contributing to a healthy lifestyle, complementing academic work elsewhere in the DP.

  • Service – an unpaid and voluntary exchange that has a learning benefit for the student. The rights, dignity and autonomy of all those involved are respected.

​What is the significance of CAS?

CAS complements a challenging academic programme in a holistic way, providing opportunities for independent goal setting, collaboration, accomplishment and enjoyment.

IB guidance on CAS:

Successful completion of CAS is a requirement for the award of the IB Diploma. Students reflect on their experiences and provide evidence of achieving the seven learning outcomes.

  • Length: 18 months and a balance between creativity, activity and service.

  • Three formal documented interviews throughout the two years.

  • Reflection is central to building a deep and rich experience in CAS.

  • A CAS portfolio serves as evidence of the student’s engagement with CAS.

A good CAS programme should be both challenging and enjoyable – a personal journey of self‑discovery.

SOURCE: www.ibo.org

Remember; this is YOUR programme – YOU decide on what you would like to experience. This is YOUR chance to choose enjoyable and significant experiences

Introduction to CAS Parents.pptx