CAS Projects

Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS)

Since 2018 all Pre-University students at The British School of Barcelona take CAS as a compulsory subject. CAS stands for Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) and is one of the three essential elements that every student must complete as part of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (DP).

At BSB, however, CAS is an obligatory and scheduled requirement for all Year 12 pathways (IB and A level) due to its enriching experiences, which empower students to lead a socially responsible and meaningful life, and in doing so, promote a better and more peaceful world.

In brief, CAS stands for non-paid, voluntary experiences that share the common goal of increasing positive and active participation within the school, local and international community.

“Universities want students to be able to demonstrate experience often through their personal statements and interviews where applicable of how they have undertaken projects to expand their knowledge and skills.

CAS empowers students to be creative thinkers, problem solvers and collaborators.

CAS demonstrates the student’s willingness to engage in learning beyond their academic studies and the likelihood that they will support extra-curricular activities and societies within the life of a University. Ultimately,

CAS supports a student’s ability to show aspects of their character alongside the competency of their academic abilities to present a wholistic picture to a University”.

Rob Acker, CEO Salesforce.org

Learning Outcomes

BSB students are expected to meet a number of learning outcomes at least once during their involvement with CAS*:

  1. Identify own strengths and abilities, and develop areas for growth
  2. Demonstrate that challenges have been undertaken, developing new skills in the process
  3. Demonstrate how to initiate and plan a CAS experience from conceiving the idea to the final execution
  4. Show commitment to, and perseverance in, CAS experiences through regular involvement and active engagement
  5. Demonstrate the skills gained through CAS experiences and recognize the benefits of working collaboratively
  6. Demonstrate engagement with issues of global significance and take appropriate action in response
  7. Recognize and consider the ethics of choices and actions in planning and carrying out CAS experiences

(*) BSB IB students are expected to meet all 7 Learning Outcomes through an 18-month CAS period. A Level students’ CAS lasts for 10 months (duration of the Year 12) and therefore will be meeting Learning Outcomes during this period but are not conditioned to meet all 7 of them.

The CAS Experience 

A CAS Experience follows a series of stages which ultimately facilitate the learning.

Every year we offer a range of CAS projects some of which take place every year and have been long established within the culture of BSB, with some others varying from one year to another to meet students’ interests and talents.

At the end of each academic year, we host a CAS Celebration Assembly, where Year 12 students refelct on the development and outcomes of the CAS projects they have carried out through out the year and are awarded their completion cerrtificates.

HMCE Conference

Harvard Model Congress Europe
CAS

Sports Leaders

Leadership skills development
CAS

Sponsored Walk

For Malayaka House
CAS

Drama Production

"Love and Information"
CAS

Secondary Support & Mentoring

CAS

MUN Conference

Model United Nations
CAS

CAS Commitee

Year-round events & fundraising
CAS

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