What is CAS?
C.A.S. is a framework for experimental learning, designed to involve students in new roles. The emphasis is on learning by doing real tasks that have real consequences and then reflecting on these experiences over time
This aspect is interpreted as imaginatively as possible to cover a wide range of arts and other activities outside the normal curriculum which include creative thinking in the design and carrying out of service projects. This could involve doing dance, theatre, music and art. Students should be engaged in group activities, and especially new roles. Individual commitment to learning an art form is allowed, in that, student goals are set and the student reflects on progress.
This aspect can include participation in expeditions, individual and team sports, and physical activities outside the normal curriculum; it also includes physical activity involved in carrying out creative and service projects. Action may involve participation in sport or other activities requiring physical exertion. Students should work towards group and team activities and undertake new roles. Individual commitment is acceptable, in that, student goals are set and the student reflects on progress.
Service involves interaction, such as the building of links with individuals or groups in the community. Service activities should not only involve doing things for others but also doing things with others and developing a real commitment with them. The relationship should therefore show respect for the dignity and self-respect of others.