The 7 learning outcomes
1-Identify their 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.
● aware of your own strengths and areas of challenges
● open to improvement and growth opportunities
● able to propose activities according to your own interests and strengths
● willing to participate in different activities
● able to undertake a thoughtful self-evaluation
● able to see yourself as an individual with various abilities and skills, some 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.
● participate in an experience that demands an appropriate personal challenge; with new or familiar experiences
● be willing to become involved in unfamiliar environments and situations
● acquire new skills and abilities
● increase your expertise in an established area
● show newly acquired or developed skills or 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.
● articulate the CAS stages including investigation, preparation, action, reaction (ongoing) and demonstration, moving from conceiving an idea to carrying out a plan for a CAS experience or series of CAS experiences
● demonstrate knowledge and awareness by building on a previous CAS experience
● show initiative by launching a new idea or process
● suggest creative ideas, proposals or solutions
● integrate reflective thoughts in planning or taking initiative
● be aware of your roles and responsibilities when designing an individual or collective CAS experience
● show responsible attitude to CAS project planning
● be able to develop a coherent action plan taking into account the aim or purpose, activities and resources
4-Show commitment to and perseverance in CAS experiences. 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.
● demonstrate regular involvement and active engagement with your CAS experiences and CAS project
● be able to foresee potential challenges to the initial plan and consider valid alternatives and contingencies
● demonstrate adaptability to uncertainties and changes
● be involved in long-term CAS experiences and a CAS project.
5-Demonstrate the skills and recognise the benefits of working collaboratively. Students are able to identify, demonstrate and critically discuss the benefits and challenges of collaboration gained through CAS experiences.
● share your skills and knowledge
● listen respectfully to proposals from your peers
● be willing to take on different roles within your team
● show respect for different points of view and ideas
● make valuable contributions within your team
● be responsible for participating in the group
● readily help others in your team
● be able to identify, demonstrate and discuss critically 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.
● recognize the global implications of local issues
● be able to identify global issues in the local or national community
● show awareness of the issues of global importance and take concrete and appropriate actions in response to them either locally, nationally or internationally
● get involved in a CAS project addressing global issues in a local, national or international context
● develop awareness and responsibility towards a shared humanity.
7-Recognise and consider the ethics implications of choices and actions. Students show awareness of the consequences of choices and actions in planning and carrying out CAS experiences.
● recognise ethical issues
● take into account the cultural context when making a plan or ethical decision
● identify what you need to know in order to make an ethical decision
● articulate ethical principles and approaches to the ethical decisions you may have to make
● show accountability for your choices and actions
● be aware of the consequences of the choices and actions regarding yourself, others involved and the community
● integrate the process of reaction when facing an ethical decision
● show awareness of the potential and varied consequences of choices and actions in planning and carrying out CAS experiences.