Throughout your individual CAS programme, you need to find a reasonable balance between Creativity, Activity and Service experiences. You will engage in CAS experiences involving one or more of the three CAS strands. A CAS experience can be a single event or an extended series of events. Some of your experiences may take place outside school.
CAS SHOULD INVOLVE:
- Real, purposeful activities, which meet one or more of the 7 CAS Learning Outcomes.
- Personal challenge --- tasks must extend the student and be achievable in scope.
- Students using the CAS stages (investigation, preparation, action, reflection, and demonstration) to guide CAS experiences and projects.
- You are expected to develop and maintain a CAS portfolio (using Managebac). The CAS portfolio is a collection of evidence that showcases your CAs experiences and reflection on the learning outcomes. This includes thoughtful consideration, such as planning, reviewing progress and reporting on experiences.
- Completion of CAS is based on your achievement of the seven CAS learning outcomes.
- At least one of your CAS experiences should be a CAS project (see section CAS Project).
- You should use the CAS Stages (see section CAS Stages) as a framework for CAS experiences and your CAS Project.
- There will be three formal CAS interviews with your CAS coordinator which will emphasize reflection. This will inform your learning and growth by allowing you to explore areas for further development.