CAS (Creativity, Activity, Service) is one of the three elements of the IBDP Program Core along with TOK and EE. Through CAS students are required to take part in a wide range of artistic, sporting, physical, and service-learning experiences that enrich their school life and help them make connections with the academic curriculum and the community. The aims of CAS are to challenge students to explore opportunities for self-determination, collaboration, accomplishment, and enjoyment.
CAS consists of three strands:
Through undertaking their CAS experiences and projects students are required to meet the following seven Learning Outcomes:
In order to successfully execute their ideas students use the IPARD, a 5-stage scaffolding framework that allows them to systematically and gradually plan and carry out their experiences.
Studying, completing assessments, sitting the exams. Sometimes students may wonder if that is all there is to the IB Diploma Programme. This question can especially arise at the beginning of the DP, as the concept and focus of learning gradually moves away from the mostly inquiry, project-based MYP Programme.