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Required for all IB Diploma Candidates

The three strands of CAS, which are often interwoven with particular activities, are characterized as:

  • Creativity – arts, and other experiences that involve creative thinking
  • Activity – physical exertion contributing to a healthy lifestyle, complementing academic work elsewhere in the DP
  • Service – an unpaid and voluntary exchange that has a learning benefit for the student. The rights, dignity and autonomy of all those involved are respected.

In order to demonstrate these concepts, students are required to undertake a CAS Project. The project challenges students to:

  • show initiative
  • demonstrate perseverance
  • develop skills such as collaboration, problem solving and decision making.

CAS enables students to enhance their personal and interpersonal development by learning through experience. It provides opportunities for self-determination and collaboration with others, fostering a sense of accomplishment and enjoyment from their work. At the same time, CAS is an important counterbalance to the academic pressures of the Diploma Programme.



Course Information

  • Course Duration: Two Years
  • Course Credits: 0
  • Grade Level: 11, 12

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