What is Icas?

All students at Impington (from year 7 to year 13) undertake iCAS, the Impington Creativity, Activity and Service programme that we have built into our curriculum. iCAS is based around the Creativity, Activity, Service component of the IB core:

  • Creativity: arts, and other experiences that involve creative thinking
  • Activity: physical exertion contributing to a healthy lifestyle, complementing academic work
  • Service: an opportunity to help others, to develop leadership skills and show respect

We believe iCAS is important in providing students with new experiences, outside of their academic curriculum. We want our students to have broad horizons and the chance to try new things. The programme supports their personal development and wellbeing, encourages commitment and responsibility, and fosters a sense of accomplishment and enjoyment. We also believe it provides an opportunity for learning for pleasure, rather than for examinations. This is very important in promoting a balance between academic excellence and wider achievement, and developing students’ love of learning and motivation to succeed. It allows students to access a much broader range of activities within the Creative Arts, Languages and Sports throughout their time with us, with over sixty choices offered by staff members and our sixth form students.

Students make three enrichment choices each year (one each of creativity, activity and service) that they access on a Wednesday afternoon (during the College day) on a termly rotation. Students who will be in year 11 next year will choose two activities, one of which must be from the activity section.

How to use this site

Please use the navigation menu items on the top right page of this site to view all the possible sessions for the Creativity, Activity and Service. Our new Year 7 students (current Year 6) will need to choose their options and record them on the form sent home in the letters posted (June 18th) and bring these in to their academic tutorial meetings with their new tutors.

How to make your choices

How to make your iCAS choices