CAS is one of the three essential elements that every student must complete as part of the Diploma Programme (DP). Studied throughout the Diploma Programme, CAS involves students in a range of activities alongside their academic studies.
It 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.
Educators at IB World Schools can read about the seven learning outcomes on the IBO Website
CAS is at the heart of the Diploma Programme. It is a shining beacon of our values, CAS enables students to demonstrate the attributes of the IB learner profile. Successful completion of CAS is a requirement for the award of the IB and ID Diploma. CAS enables students to enhance their personal and interpersonal development whilst purposefully reflecting on their experiences. A meaningful CAS programme is a journey of discovering new possibilities, embracing new challenges and developing current passions for oneself and others. For many, CAS is profound and life-changing and for each individual there is a different starting point, different needs and goals. A CAS programme is, therefore, individualized according to the student’s interests, skills, values and background and aims to develop students into responsible global citizens.