CAS is at the heart of the IB Diploma Programme as it is one of the three core requirements.

It is a vital part to the development of a student becoming a well-rounded individual with compassion, ethics, and an understanding of the world around them. 


What does CAS mean? 


CAS involves student participation in a range of experiences, alongside their academic studies, throughout the Diploma Programme.

Creativity encourages students to engage in the arts and creative thinking; Activity seeks to develop a healthy lifestyle through

physical exercise; and Service within the community arouse a sense of cooperation, caring and engaging in local and global issues.

The three areas enhance the personal and interpersonal development of students through experiential learning.

Our Extended Experiences include a range of activities that facilitate the fulfilment of this core requirement. 

The three strands of CAS, which are often interwoven with particular experiences, are characterized as follows: 

Creativity – arts, and other experiences that involve creative thinking. 

Activity – physical exertion contributing to a healthy lifestyle, complementing academic work elsewhere in the DP.

Service – an unpaid and voluntary exchange that has a learning benefit for the student.

The rights, dignity, and autonomy of all those involved are respected.



CAS Learning Outcomes 

Completion of CAS is based on student achievement of the seven CAS learning outcomes.

Through their CAS portfolio, students provide the school with evidence demonstrating achievement of each learning outcome.

Some learning outcomes may be achieved many times, while others may be achieved less frequently.

In their CAS portfolio, students provide the school with evidence of having achieved each learning outcome at least once through their CAS programme. 

Creativity, Activity, Service

Targeted Learning Outcomes: 

1- Identify your own strengths and develop areas for personal growth. 

2- Demonstrate that challenges have been undertaken, developing new skills in the process. 

3- Demonstrate how to initiate and plan a CAS experience. 

4- Show commitment to and perseverance in CAS experiences. 

5- Demonstrate the skills and recognize the benefits of working collaboratively. 

6- Demonstrate engagement with issues of global significance. 

7- Recognize and consider the ethics of choices and actions.

CAS Project 

To demonstrate these concepts, students are required to undertake a CAS project.

The project challenges students to: 

  • Show initiative. 

  • Demonstrate perseverance. 

  • Develop skills such as collaboration, problem solving and decision making. 

A good CAS programme should be both challenging and enjoyable – a personal journey of self‑discovery.