CAS is at the core of the International Baccalaureate (IB) programme and provides an important addition to the qualification. You are expected to complete the equivalent of three hours a week of CAS activities throughout the duration of the programme.
The strengths developed through the experiential learning involved in CAS, such as reflection and self-awareness, are highly valued by university admissions tutors and employers. There is an optional CAS expedition abroad each year conducting voluntary work.
Creativity includes a wide range of creative activities, as well as the creativity that students demonstrate in designing and implementing service projects or in developing new skills. Students have kept creative journals, learnt instruments, applied henna designs and made films, they have also taught and learnt new languages including Arabic, Latin and sign language.
Activity can include participation in individual and team sports or physical activities, as well as taking part in expeditions and local or international projects. Previous projects have included fitness classes, playing for sports teams, teaching dance and helping at Scouts or Brownies.
Service encompasses a host of community and social service activities such as working with children, the elderly, people with learning difficulties and those who are new to the country. Project work, in Morocco and at local primary schools forms a central feature of the Service element.