INTERVIEWS & REPORTING
CAS interviews can be seen as semi-structured, in-depth interviews (often called a “conversation with a purpose”), where a list of open-ended questions and topics that need to be covered during the conversation are developed. They should allow the student to share thoughts, feelings and concerns. They are an opportunity for a face-to-face in-depth dialogue.
Renaissance College students have four documented CAS interviews - two in Year 12 and two in Year 13 - which are included in their school reports. Students will be reminded prior to the interview time and asked to prepare accordingly - this involves ensuring their ManageBac portfolio is up to date, e.g. photographic evidence has been provided for experiences, reflections have been written and supervisor reviews have been requested. Grade descriptors are as follows: