Creativity, activity, and service (CAS) is one of the three essential elements that every student must complete as part of the Diploma Programme (DP).
Creativity, activity, and service CAS enables students to enhance their personal and interpersonal development by learning through experience.
It provides opportunities for self-determination and collaboration with others, fostering a sense of accomplishment and enjoyment from their work.
Studied throughout the Diploma Programme, CAS involves students in a range of activities alongside their academic studies. Thus, CAS is an important counterbalance to the academic pressures of the DP.
CAS is not formally assessed. However, students reflect on their CAS experiences as part of the DP and provide evidence of achieving the seven learning outcomes for CAS.
How is CAS structured?
The three strands of CAS, which are often interwoven with particular activities, are characterized as follows:
In order to demonstrate these concepts, students are required to undertake a CAS project. The project challenges students to:
IB guidance on CAS
A good CAS programme should be both challenging and enjoyable – a personal journey of self-discovery.
Each student has a different starting point, and therefore different goals and needs, but for many their CAS activities include experiences that are profound and life-changing. More about CAS https://www.ibo.org/