Creativity, Action, Service (CAS)
All students in the Sixth Form participate in our extracurricular programme – ‘CAS’ (Creativity, Action, Service). Though it is not compulsory, students may wish to gain accreditation and recognition for CAS, through participating in the Duke of Edinburgh (DoE) Award.
Students keep a record of the activities they take part in as evidence of their progress and participation. Creativity is interpreted broadly to include a wide range of arts activities as well as the creativity students demonstrate in designing and implementing service projects.
Action can include not only participation in individual and team sports but also taking part in expeditions
and in local or international projects. Service encompasses a host of community and social service activities. Some examples include helping children with special needs, visiting hospitals and working with refugees or homeless people. Students are able to use study periods to take part in CAS/DoE, off site, agreed in advance between the parents/guardians, student and the Head of Sixth Form. Students also have the opportunity to engage in the wide programme of societies and clubs offered through the extracurricular programme; debating and the school newspaper have proved particularly popular.