Guidance notes for submission of resources to the CAS Community
The CAS Community actively encourages teachers to submit their resources for use by other teachers and to make them freely available to all.
Sharing is not always easy. Our experience shows that the main problem is not that there is no material to share. The main problem is that teachers have material, but they think it is not good enough. We often hear: “Yes, I’m happy to share this, but just give me time to polish it a bit, and I’ll upload it. As soon as I have time”. Of course, we all know that the time when you have time never comes. So, the main message of CAS Community is: Share it anyway!
Access to resources in the CAS Website is managed via a Wiki-like model: anyone can edit anything. We trust each other. If you have something that’s started, but unfinished, upload it anyway! We are many. Others may continue and extend your work, improve it and make it better.
When sharing or using a resource from the CAS Community please remember to:
All resources must include:
Resources can then be referenced either by embedding a hyperlink in the long description or by attaching one or more files to the resource page.
It is really important that when submitting resources to support GCSE or GCE classes we do not fall foul of malpractice as required by the Awarding Organisations. Although school pupils are not supposed to become members of CAS, we cannot guarantee that CAS community resources will not leak to school pupils. For the purposes of high-stakes examinations, we must regard CAS resources as potentially available to some or all students. We will need to remove any resources that seem to be providing unfair advantage to pupils.
Awarding Organisations define the following activities as malpractice:
Please refer to the guidelines produced by each awarding organisation for further guidance and advice.
Also, please do not upload copyrighted material from an awarding organisation, provide a link to their website instead.