Creativity, Activity and Service
Creativity, Activity and Service(CAS), a core element of the IB Diploma Programme, is undertaken by Year 12 and Year 13 students here at WIS. It is intrinsically woven throughout the whole WIS community, with students planning a vast amount of their experiences with the involvement of both internal and external stakeholders. In line with the requirements of the course, students are to ensure that their CAS experiences are continuous for 18 months throughout the duration of the programme.
Exploring and extending ideas leading to an original or interpretive product or performance
Physical exertion contributing to a healthy lifestyle
Collaborative and reciprocal engagement with the community in response to an authentic need
CAS Learning Outcomes
- Identify own strengths and develop areas for growth: Students are able to see themselves as individuals with various abilities and skills, of which some are more developed than others.
- Demonstrate that challenges have been undertaken, developing new skills in the process: A new challenge may be an unfamiliar experience or an extension of an existing one. The newly acquired or developed skills may be shown through experiences that the student has not previously undertaken or through increased expertise in an established area.
- Demonstrate how to initiate and plan a CAS experience: Students can articulate the stages from conceiving an idea to executing a plan for a CAS experience or series of CAS experiences. This may be accomplished in collaboration with other participants. Students may show their knowledge and awareness by building on a previous experience, or by launching a new idea or process.
- Show commitment to and perseverance in CAS experiences: Students demonstrate regular involvement and active engagement in CAS.
- Demonstrate the skills and recognize the benefits of working collaboratively: Students are able to identify, demonstrate and critically discuss the benefits and challenges of collaboration gained through CAS experiences.
- Demonstrate engagement with issues of global significance: Students are able to identify and demonstrate their understanding of global issues, make responsible decisions, and take appropriate action in response to the issue either locally, nationally or internationally.
- Recognize and consider the ethics of choices and actions: Students show awareness of the consequences of choices and actions in planning and carrying out CAS experiences.
CAS allows students to access a holistic education, to explore their passions outside of academics. It develops their international mindedness and encourages global engagement and enables them to grow as individuals by identifying their own strengths and weaknesses and set targets for growth.