What IB says about CAS
The key features of CAS from IB ‘s point of view are:
A focus not just on what participants have done, but how they
have used their CAS involvement for their development into a
A move away from service than being something we do for
others, to do something with others for mutual benefits.
A conscientious/ attentive effort from the participants to learn
more about communities with whom they work and also to
contribute to the various communities in which they live.
Why CAS is important in IBDP
CAS is considered to be one of the central
pillars of IB Diploma Program.
It is the mission statement in action.
CAS is the experiential part of IBDP which
educates participant to a whole person-
well said as “experience plus reflections
What CAS does to participant…
CAS provides Diploma students with an
•to develop skills and talents, as well as areas of
•to work to make the world a better place
through active involvement in the community.
CAS help the participants to develop
into special individual
What do the C,A and S stands for
• C – Creativity
• A- Activity
• S- Service
Creativity could also mean
to learn how to salsa, hip- hop, Bharatanatyam or any new skill which you
always wanted to do.
Create your own app or website, write a poetry….
Develop a plan to reduce the green house gas emission in school or house.
To take something which you already know to a new level or try something
which you have never done before.
The list is endless- The point to be noted is that you are engaged in creative
This strand is included in CAS to encourage the physical
workout of the participants that will benefit their wellbeing
and this should not be a mundane and monotonous work.
It can be:
Learning Yoga or Pilates
Go to the Gym
Learning aerobics or dance.
Outdoor activity like climbing,
Continue with sport which you already like
Try another sport.
Taking part in a marathon……
Service meant to be a social act , working with people
outside the family and not for profit.
It can be a direct service, indirect service, advocacy and
This requires collaboration with the community to see
what you can do to service this particular need.
Service has a direct impact on others, so it is needed to
be well planned and supervisors and coordinator has
to provide the needed guidance while doing this
Where to do CAS
• CAS can happen anywhere, in school and
Who can be the CAS supervisor
•Anyone other than the family member of the CAS
participant who gives a honest support for the
participant to complete his experience successfully.
CAS carries no points in IBDP
One of the main reason for having CAS in IB Diploma
Programme is to encourage personal growth and
development of the participant.
• Each student has a unique starting and finishing
point in CAS.
• Each student’s growth is different from the other.
The attempt to make a judgement about the distance
they have come and the benefits they have received
from it is difficult to be judged even after the
students have left school.
How CAS is assessed
• The CAS is not counted on the hours , but on a
continuous commitment to CAS over 18 months.
• There should be evidence of meeting all seven
learning outcomes at least once during their
diploma program period.
• The participants should collaborate with others to
plan, initiate and carryout a CAS project in one or
more strands of CAS which needed to be at least
one month long.
• The evidence of achieving the seven learning
outcomes as their reflections should be shown
in their CAS portfolio.
• Reflections can be in any form- written,
illustrated, video, photograph….
• Five stages of CAS(investigation, preparation,
action, reflection and demonstration)should
model while planning and carrying out a CAS
To successfully complete all the
components of CAS, the student must:
• Meet 7 Learning Outcomes
• Complete CAS website/portfolio for 18 months with a reasonable
balance between the 3 Strands of Creativity, Activity, and Service
• Develop the attributes of the Learner Profile
• Connect a CAS experience to something the student is learning in
the classroom (this is called Service Learning)
• Complete a Project with at least 2 other students that lasts at least
1 month and includes Stages.
• Incorporate 5 different Stages for any CAS experience that is a
series of events and/or a Project
• Reflect. Reflection is ever-present throughout CAS, but Reflection
on outcomes and personal learning is required
• ENJOY and CELEBRATE that you have made a difference in the
CAS and other subjects
History, Geography and Economics can be
related to elderly people’s home visit, to
Language- Articles about social issues, human
rights.. Could be gathered from news papers
and becomes the topics of discussion and use
of language in classroom.
• Sciences- Teachers could start research
project to protect and promote local
• Provide the ideas for starting projects like
soap making in school…
• Art, Music- A lot of creative ideas can be
provided by these teachers.
• A music troupe, art gallery set up….
Every subject teacher can be a CAS Mentor and a CAS
• CAS guide for students graduating in 2016.
• IB CAS category 1 workshop material
• Creativity, Activity , Service (CAS) for IB
Diploma , An essential guide for students