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Key to a student’s CAS programme is
personal engagement, choice and enjoyment of CAS experiences
Throughout the Diploma Programme students undertake a variety of CAS experiences, ideally on a weekly basis, for a minimum of 18 months.
They must also undertake at least one CAS project with a minimum duration of one month.
Students reflect on CAS experiences at significant moments throughout CAS and maintain a CAS portfolio.
Using evidence from their CAS portfolio, students will demonstrate achievement of the seven CAS learning outcomes to the CAS coordinator’s satisfaction.
CAS students are expected to
• approach CAS with a proactive attitude
• develop a clear understanding of CAS expectations and the purpose of CAS
• explore personal values, attitudes and attributes with reference to the IB learner profile and the IB mission statement
• determine personal goals
• discuss plans for CAS experiences with the CAS coordinator and/or CAS adviser
• understand and apply the CAS stages where appropriate
• take part in a variety of experiences, some of which are self-initiated, and at least one CAS project
• become more aware of personal interests, skills and talents and observe how these evolve throughout the CAS programme
• maintain a CAS portfolio and keep records of CAS experiences including evidence of achievement of the seven CAS learning outcomes
• understand the reflection process and identify suitable opportunities to reflect on CAS experiences
• demonstrate accomplishments within their CAS programme
• communicate with the CAS coordinator/adviser and/or CAS supervisor in formal and informal meetings
• ensure a suitable balance between creativity, activity and service in their CAS programme
• behave appropriately and ethically in their choices and behaviours.
(OCC CAS Guide)