Introduction to the CAS Programme
Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) is an essential element of the Diploma Programme and an integral part of life at Renaissance College. We support and encourage student participation 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.
For more information, please visit our specialised CAS website.
At RCHK, we recognize the pressure that Diploma students are under to complete all that is required of them in the rigorous IB DP. We collapse the curriculum for the entire Year 12 cohort for one week, to allow them the opportunity to try something new and challenging in a concentrated time period and encourage them to broaden their experience of the world – introducing CAS Week.
To follow our CAS Week trips from this year 2019, read up on live blog updates.
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
- Identify own strengths, and develop areas of growth
- Demonstrate that challenges have been undertaken, developing new skills in the process
- Demonstrate how to initiate and plan a CAS experience
- Show commitment to and perseverance in CAS experiences
- Demonstrate the skills and recognise the benefits of working collaboratively
- Demonstrate engagement with issues of global significance
- Recognise and consider the ethics of choices and actions
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.