Creativity, Action and Service (CAS)

A minimum of 150 hours of CAS activities is required by the IB Programme. This activity should be balanced equally between Creativity, Action and Service and projects should as much as possible include elements (C, A and S) in an interwoven way.

CAS is an integral component of the IB Diploma programme with the ultimate goals of developing the whole person and fostering a more caring and socially responsible attitude. The CAS programme serves as a complement to the academic disciplines and all activities should pursue personal growth and skill. CAS activities should involve experience and reflection. They need to be a challenge and a source of learning.


Includes arts activities as well as the creativity students demonstrate in designing and implementing projects. Examples include: music, sculpture, writing, design, planning, drama, etc.


Involves physical activity that implies a sense of effort. Examples include: team sports, individual sports like bike riding, golf, tennis, horse riding, hiking (with an organisation, not alone), etc.


This activity must benefit others and improve their existing situation. It is a social, unpaid service. Examples include: volunteering at a senior citizen home, tutoring, scouting, IT assistance for elderly people, helping handicapped people, helping with projects in less developed countries, joining an NGO for some time during a holiday, etc.

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