The Core Curriculum
The core is designed to ensure the students’ education is kept within a broad context. Depending on which diploma a student selects, the core consists of the following courses/programmes:
Core Physical Education
The aim of the Post 16 sport and leisure programme is to educate students into the benefits of an active healthy lifestyle that will hopefully continue to develop after students have graduated from WIS. The programme will:
For further information on Core PE, please contact Ms Jo Caldwell at email@example.com
Creativity, Action & Service (CAS)
The CAS requirement demonstrates commitment to the importance of experiential learning beyond the classroom. Participation in creative projects, sports and community service encourages young people to share their energies and special talents within teams and to develop awareness and concern for others, as well as the ability to work cooperatively (especially as part of their CAS project). The goal of educating the whole person and fostering a meaningful sense of citizenship and respect for others comes alive in an immediate way when students reach beyond themselves and their books. Please note that all Post 16 students are expected to take part in Horizons Week, usually in November. Please click here to view the current Horizons Week website.
Aims of CAS
The aims of the CAS requirement are to enable students to develop:
Principles of CAS
This philosophy is based on several assumptions:
Reflection is the essential process that allows students to learn from their experiences. Reflection is the self-appraisal of goals and achievements and provides the opportunity to document feelings and healthy self-criticism, a vital part of the CAS process. Students will use their CAS journal (an online reflective tool) to record their aims, goals, participation and reflections.
Examples of CAS
The following are a small number of the options open to students:
What is not CAS?
It is helpful to look at examples of activities that do not count as CAS:
For further information on CAS please contact Mr Paul Madden at firstname.lastname@example.org