CREST Awards

Science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) enrichment activities to inspire and engage young people aged 5-19 years

14/07/2014

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CREST Award levels

There are four levels of CREST Award; Discovery, Bronze, Silver and Gold. Each Award provides an easy-to-run framework for curriculum enhancement for both student and teacher.

Most of the Awards can be completed as individual or team project (assessment is based on individual achievement).  Below you can find out more about each individual CREST level including the suggested time requirement, age level and the level of investigation expected.

CREST Discovery Awards

Focus on fun, teamwork and transferable skills. They are typically completed by 11-14 year olds in 5 hours (usually in one day). Often whole year groups or classes do the awards together.

  • For more information about the CREST Discovery Award, click here

CREST Bronze Awards

Bronze Awards focus on fun, teamwork and transferable skills. They are typically completed by 11-14yr olds; around 10 hours of project work is expected. Students experience the project process; improving their enquiry, problem solving and communication skills. CREST Bronze is also Validated as 10hrs towards the Children's University Passport to Learning

  • To find out more details about what is expected from a Bronze CREST Award, click here

CREST Silver Awards

Silver Awards stretch students and enrich their studies. They are typically completed by 14-16yr olds; around 30 hours of project work is expected. Suitable coursework (e.g. GCSE Design and Technology), project work for work related learning, and the new Diplomas could be used to achieve CREST Silver Awards. CREST Silver is also Validated as 20hrs towards the Children's University Passport to Learning

  • To find out more details about what is expected from a Silver CREST Award, click here

CREST Gold Awards

Gold Awards allow the most able students to conduct some real research. They are typically completed by 16-19yr olds; these longer-term projects require around 70 hours work. Suitable coursework or project work for the new Diplomas and the EPQ can achieve CREST Gold Awards.

  • To find out more details about what is expected from a Gold CREST Award, click here

What now?

Once you have decided which level best suits your age and time commitment, click here