Introduction to the CAS Programme
Creativity, Action, Service (CAS) is an essential element of the Diploma Programme and an integral part of life at Renaissance College. It involves students in experiential learning through a range of artistic, sporting, physical and service activities.
Successful completion of CAS is a requirement for the award of the IB diploma.
The Benefits of CAS
The CAS programme enables students to enhance their personal and interpersonal development through experiential learning. At the same time, it provides an important counterbalance to the academic pressures of the Diploma Programme.
Our CAS programme is designed to be both challenging and enjoyable, a personal journey of self-discovery. For many students, CAS activities provide experiences that are profound and life changing.
- Real, purposeful activities with significant outcomes
- Personal challenge, through achieveable tasks that extend the student
- Thoughtful consideration, such as planning, progress reviews and reports
- Reflection on outcomes and personal learning
Key Learning Outcomes
- Increased awareness of their strengths and areas for development
- Undertaken new challenges
- Planned and initiated activities
- Worked collaboratively with others
- Shown perseverance and commitment
- Engaged with issues of global importance
- Considered the ethical implications of their actions
- Developed new skills
The CAS programme aims to develop students who are:
- Reflective thinkers – they understand their own strengths and limitations, identify goals and devise strategies for personal growth
- Willing to accept new challenges and new roles
- Aware of themselves as members of communities with responsibilities towards each other and the environment
- Active participants in sustained, collaborative projects
- Balanced—they enjoy and find significance in a range of activities involving intellectual, physical, creative and emotional experiences.