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The CAS supervisor at my school had blatantly said that anything can be counted as CAS

as long as we can convince her.

Our school also has a 30 hour limit

meaning that only 30 hours of school related extracurricular activities can count for CAS

this is for both years, and for all categories.

What I want to do is to convince my CAS supervisor

that watching movies in school

does not fall under school related activities

No we're not going to critique the movies, but I suppose that I could do that for journal entries

I'm just looking for suggestions, and arguments that will convince my CAS supervisor

to exempt this activity from those 30 hours.

If it helps at all, I am also the person who started this club

Any and all help is appreciated

:)

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If you look at the official CAS forms for IB, I'm not sure you could justify watching a movie for all of the questions or get a supervisor to sign off for it. We do watch movies for TOK though. It's a lovely way to start the day.

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My English teacher offered to discuss and critique V for Vendetta with us for creativity hours, and my CAS coordinator approved. I'm not sure, however, that just watching the movie should/will count. I know this isn't exactly a suggestion, but I thought I'd give you a heads up...

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thank you both,

my cas supervisor is actually going to make up new forms

because of this

and I think she'll let it happen

but there is an issue of copyright

T_T

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Watching movies as CAS could be a problem, but if you are the one who started the group and organises everything then it counts as CAS.

Setting up a club or social groups is considered to be both Creativity and Service.

Good luck!

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There's a club called "cine club" in my school, they watch movies and discuss them. 'Maybe you can start a similar thing and it is definitely counted as CAS hours.

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Yeah, I highly doubt that you can convince of her of this idea, but good effort lol. To give you some ideas for easy hours, try tutoring siblings or peers. At my school, I tutor some of the students that are in the Preparatory Program for IB. I get at least 2-3 hours a week doing that.

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Your school sounds pretty strict, I know some girls that got CAS for their EE because they said it was creative. They got like 50hours. But thats a one off. Try volunterring etc.

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Yes, write critiques of the movies and send them to be posted in your student newspaper or something similar. Or you could follow the advice of the people above and form a club where you can discuss the values of films (esp. old ones) and you can have that as Creative and Service... Service because it's a club, you are organising it for the student body and it's free of charge.

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The CAS supervisor at my school had blatantly said that anything can be counted as CAS

as long as we can convince her.

Our school also has a 30 hour limit

meaning that only 30 hours of school related extracurricular activities can count for CAS

this is for both years, and for all categories.

What I want to do is to convince my CAS supervisor

that watching movies in school

does not fall under school related activities

No we're not going to critique the movies, but I suppose that I could do that for journal entries

I'm just looking for suggestions, and arguments that will convince my CAS supervisor

to exempt this activity from those 30 hours.

If it helps at all, I am also the person who started this club

Any and all help is appreciated

^_^

we are dong the same thing in our school... cinema appreciation. which is like u watch a movie and then talk about it and write a review.. however you are lucky cause we only get 20 hours max.. we cant do more for the same thing :)

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at our school, we watch "movies of life and meaning" sounds lame but it gets us some hours. so you could say that you are watching movies that have meanings and lessons.

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Personally, I do not think that watching movies should count for CAS.

I mean, I really think you guys should do something actually creative for your creativity hours.

Go take part in your school's art club or teach little kids to draw.

'Easy ways' of getting CAS hours you don't really deserve is not cool XD

No matter how nice your supervisor is.

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Maybe you can host a movie night, open to both adults, students, teachers, and charge them money for it. They could pay for popcorn as well, or maybe they could pay money to dress up as a movie character and the best costume wins a small prize? You could donate all the money you make to charity and get Service hours. Because honestly, just watching movies doesn't sound like it has a lot of potential for CAS entries.

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(Add to my last post) Oh yeah, and that way it wouldn't be a school event too, because you'd be donating the money to charity, which would not be affiliated with the school. Also, those who are not classmates would attend as well. You're only using the school as a venue. Therefore, not an extra curricular activity.

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On a bit of a different idea, but what about watching a films that are in your B language? I'm not in IB yet, but would that be a plausible activity for creativity? You're putting in hours towards learning a foreign language, and I thought I read someone somewhere write that learning language can count for CAS.

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I do not think you can pass watching a movie as a CAS activity, unless of course you are going to do something else with the movie such maybe an activity of some sort or maybe organizating an event related to the movie.

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