WELCOME TO MY CAS BLOG
This blog is specifically for my A’Level Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS) and reflections. I am lucky enough to be blessed with the utmost privilege of studying in Jerudong International School from 2017-2019. And here’s what I’ve been up to.
CAS stands for Creativity, Activity and Service. It is a fundamental part of the IB diploma programme and takes seriously the importance of life outside of school, providing a refreshing counterbalance to academic studies. However, in Jerudong International School, A’Level students are now required to do this as part of their JIS diploma.
CAS aims to develop students who are:
- Reflective thinkers that 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 that enjoy and find significance in a range of activities involving intellectual, physical, creative and emotional experiences.
CAS has 8 learning outcomes:
- Increased their awareness of their strengths and areas for growth.
- Undertaken new challenges.
- Planned and initiated activities.
- Worked collaboratively with others.
- Shown perseverance and commitment in their activities.
- Engaged with issues of global importance.
- Considered the ethical implications of their actions.
- Developed new skills.
All of this learning outcomes will have to be met by the end of my A’Levels. (June 2019)
Creativity is interpreted broadly to include a wide range of activities that involve creative thinking. Creativity provides students with the opportunity to explore their own sense of original thinking and expression.
Activity is focused on getting involved in physical exertion that contributes to a healthy lifestyle. The aim of Activity is to promote lifelong healthy habits related to physical well-being.
Service requires students to understand their capacity to make a meaningful contribution to their community and society. Through Service, students develop and apply personal and social skills in real-life situations involving decision-making, problem solving, initiative, responsibility, and accountability for their actions.
“Diploma Programme Curriculum—core Requirements.” IB Diploma Programme Curriculum. International Baccalaureate Organization, n.d. Web.