As you engage in CAS, you should focus on the learning outcomes that each of your experiences may provide. You must complete experiences that address all of the seven outcomes by the end of Year 2 of the Diploma Programme.
MPHS has established specific deadlines to support you to make sure that you complete your CAS requirements.
These deadlines are specific to your cohort. Please contact your IB Coordinator if you are having difficulty meeting these deadlines.
Learning Outcomes and Descriptors
Below you'll see the Learning Outcomes (LO) and descriptors. Use these to assist you in planning your CAS experiences and project.
LO 1: Identify your own strengths and develop areas for growth
The student: - is aware of own strengths and weaknesses - is open to improvement and growth opportunities - is able to propose activities according to own interests and talents - is willing to participate in different activities - is able to undertake thoughtful self-evaluation - is able to see themselves as individuals within various abilities and skills, some more developed than others
LO 2: Demonstrate that challenges have been undertaken, developing new skills in the learning process
- participates in an experience that demands an appropriate personal challenge; this could be with a new or familiar experience - is willing to become involved in unfamiliar environments and situations - acquires new skills and abilities - increased expertise in an established area - shows newly acquired or developed skills or increased expertise in an established area
LO 3: Demonstrate how to initiate and plan a cas experience
- is able to articulate the CAS stages including investigation, preparation, action, reflection (ongoing) and demonstration -- moving from conveying an idea to carrying out a plan for CAS - demonstrates knowledge and awareness by building on a previous CAS experience - shows initiative by launching a new idea or process - suggests creative ideas, proposals, or solutions - integrate reflective thoughts in planning or taking initiative - is aware of roles and responsibilities when designing an individual or collective CAS experience - shows responsible attitude towards CAS project planning - is able to develop a coherent action plan, taking into account the aim or purpose, activities and resources
LO 4: Show commitment to and PERSEVERANCE in cas
- demonstrates regular involvement and active engagement with CAS experiences and CAS project - is able to force potential challenges to the initial plan and consider valid alternatives and contingencies - demonstrates adaptability to uncertainties and change - gets involved in long-term CAS experiences and CAS project
LO: 5 demonstrate the skills and recognize the benefits of working collaboratively
- shares skills and knowledge - listens respectfully to proposals from peers - is willing to take on different roles within a team - shows respect for different points of view and ideas - makes valuable contributions - is responsible for participating in a group - readily assists others - is able to identify, demonstrate and discuss critically the benefits and challenges of collaboration gained through CAS experiences
LO 6: Demonstrate engagement with the issues of global significance
- recognizes the global implications of local issues - is able to identify global issues in the local or national community - shows awareness of issues of global importance and take concrete and appropriate actions in response to them, either locally nationally, or internationally - gets involved in CAS projects addressing global issues in a local, national, or international context - develops awareness and responsibility towards a shared humanity
LO 7: Recognize and consider the ethics of voices and actions
- recognizes ethical issues - is able to explain the social influences of one's ethical identity - takes into account cultural context when making ap lan or ethical decision - identifies what is needed to know in order to make ethical decisions - articulate ethical principles and approaches to ethical decisions - shows accountability for choices and actions - is aware of the consequences of choices and actions regarding self, others involved, and the community - integrates the process of reflection when facing an ethical decision - shows awareness of the potential and varied consequences of choices and actions in planning and carrying out CAS experiences