FOR CLASS of 2017:
Over the two years of CAS activities, evidence of achieving the following 7 learning outcomes will be submitted.
1. Identify own strengths and develop areas for growth. Students are able to see themselves as individuals with various abilities and skills of which some are more developed than others.
2. Demonstrate that challenges have been undertaken, developing new skills in the process. A new challenge may be an unfamiliar experience or an extension of an existing one. The newly acquired or developed skills may be shown through experiences that the student has not previously undertaken or through increased expertise in an established area.
3. Demonstrate how to initiate and plan a CAS experience. Students can articulate the stages from conceiving an idea to executing a plan for a CAS experience or series of CAS experiences. This may be accomplished in collaboration with other participants. Students may show their knowledge and awareness by building on a previous experience, or by launching a new idea or process.
4. Show commitment to and perseverance in CAS experiences. Students demonstrate regular involvement and active engagement in CAS.
5. Demonstrate the skills and recognize the benefits of working collaboratively. Students are able to identify , demonstrate and critically discuss the benefits and challenges of collaboration gained through CAS experiences.
6. Demonstrate engagement with issues of global significance. Students are able to identify and demonstrate their understanding of global issues, make responsible decisions, and take appropriate action in response to the issue either locally, nationally or internationally.
7. Recognize and consider the ethics of choices and actions. Students show awareness of the consequences of choices and actions in planning and carrying out CAS experiences.
Check out the descriptors for each learning outcome here!
CLASS of 2016:
Over the two years of CAS activities, evidence of achieving the following 8 learning outcomes will be submitted.
Students will have:
- Increased awareness of their strengths and areas for growth. They should be able to see themselves as individuals with various skills and abilities, some more developed than others, and understand that they can make choices about how they wish to move forward.
- Undertaken new challenges. A new challenge may be an unfamiliar activity or an extension to an existing one.
- Planned and initiated activities. Planning and initiation will often be in collaboration with others. It can be shown in activities that are part of larger projects, for example, ongoing school activities in the local community, as well as in small student-led activities.
- Worked collaboratively with others. Collaboration can be shown in many different activities, such as team sports, playing music in a band, or helping in a kindergarten. At least one project involving collaboration and including integration of at least two of creativity, action and service, is required.
- Shown perseverance and commitment in their activities. At a minimum, this implies attending regularly and accepting a share of the responsibility for dealing with problems that arise in the course of activities.
- Engaged with issues of global importance. Students may be involved in international projects but there are many global issues that can be acted upon locally or nationally (for example, environmental concerns, caring for the elderly).
- Considered the ethical implications of their actions. Ethical decisions arise in almost any CAS activity (for example, on the sports field, in musical composition, in relationships with others involved in service activities). Evidence of thinking about ethical issues can be shown in various ways, including journal entries and conversations with CAS advisers.
- Developed new skills. As with new challenges, new skills may be shown in activities that the student has not previously undertaken, or in increased expertise in an established area.
It is only when there is some evidence* for every outcome, that a student can be said to have successfully completed CAS requirements.
* See Reflection and Recording page for details about what evidence looks like!