Grade12___Workshop #2

CAS Goals – A Simulation

Non-Competitive Sports offered by Coach Davis



The Athletics department is offering a range of possibilities for developing Activity and Service projects. This semester we are offering the Circus Club. You will learn basics and perform for an audience.

You will initiate and create a project of your own taste and liking, with elements of healthy lifestyle, challenge and dexterity.

Activity Description

I will go to circus club once a week for 1 hour. I will create a project based upon me learning a new circus skill. I will then perform my new skill in front of an audience.


CAS Reflection Feedback Mechanism

DOWNLOAD the Reflection Feedback Mechanism

Star Value Description
 star_white A one-star reflection is like a campsite in the wilderness. There are facts, factual evidence, perhaps creative records. Evidence of effort, commitment and self-evaluation are emerging. No sign of learning outcomes.
 star_whitestar_white A two-star reflection is like a roadside motel:

There is factual evidence, and clear evidence of effort, commitment and self-evaluation.

  • You write or talk about how you have developed personally.
  • You write or talk about the understanding and values you gained.
  • You mention how others may have benefited from the experience.
 star_whitestar_whitestar_white A three-star reflection is an outstanding piece of sharing, which is a joy to browse through and read.

  • It has all the elements of a two-star reflection above.
  • It explicitly connects the experience to the Learning Outcomes.
  • It explicitly connects the experience to the Learner Profile.
  • (Check the Guiding Questions for the IB Learner Profile)


Adviser’s Comment

The Adviser’s comment is a short, subjective, forward-looking personal feedback written by your adviser. It is based on your relationship and on the goals you have set for yourself.

Supervisor’s Feedback

The Supervisor’s feedback is a personal and factual comment on your participation and results in the activity or experience.

Report Card Comments (standardized)

CAS progress is satisfactory / not satisfactory at this stage.

Reflections are of a fair / good / high standard.

See more in CAS Progress rubric!


CAS Exit Interview Questions

CAS Interview 3 – Questions


  • Encourage the self-evaluation of the student with view to the IB Learner Profile
  • Self-reflect in speaking on his or her actions, choices and their consequences
  • Put the CAS program in the perspective of the world beyond school


The student is expected to arrive to the interview with a summary narrative of his or her CAS program, focusing on the following points:

  • Recount when, where and how you achieved the CAS learning outcomes
  • What have you enjoyed the most?
  • How has your self-awareness increased during these 18 months? What did you learn about yourself?
  • What were the biggest challenges? How did you overcome them?
  • How do you evaluate yourself and the choices you made in CAS?


CAS Program

  • Did you manage to reach your goals?
  • What have you learned about balancing your time with your choices and commitments?
  • How do you apply what you learned from CAS in future learning or in life in general?
  • Have any new personal goals emerged from your CAS program? How come?
  • How did you integrate the three CAS strands in your overall program?

Evidence from CAS

  • What has the role of reflection been in your whole CAS experience? Describe any experience you had with reflection that has been helpful or memorable!
  • How could you use something similar to a CAS portfolio in the future?
  • In what ways has the process of reflection and collecting evidence of your CAS experiences helped you develop the attributes of the IB Learner Profile? What would you do differently?

CAS Learning Outcomes

  • How did you improve and develop your planning skills?
  • What did you learn about yourself?
  • What have you learned through working in collaboration with others?
  • What abilities and skills did you develop most significantly in CAS?
  • Did CAS help you to consider issues of global importance? How?
  • Which were your easiest and most challenging learning outcomes? How come?
  • What qualities did you discover and develop? What areas of growth were evident?
  • What challenges did you face and how did you overcome them?

Closing Questions

  • What advice would you give to upcoming CAS students for making CAS enjoyable, sustained over time and meaningful?
  • Five years from now what do you think you’ll remember most about your CAS program?
  • If you were to improve the program, what would you do differently?


Reading  & Support Material

  1. GUIDE_How to Reflect and Document
  2. Reflection Feedback Mechanism
  3. Activity Supervisor Feedback Form
  4. Looking at Reflections (Prezi)