CREST Awards

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

27/12/2014

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Celebrating achievement in national competition level

Gianamar receiving the CREST prize for Understanding of Real World Context at the 2012 NSEC finals

Acknowledging success through CREST Awards

Making sure students have a tangible recognition of their hard work, effort and success that is respected by organisations such as UCAS.

A framework for good quality project work in STEM

The CREST Awards offers a robust and consistent framework for students and mentors to use to create high quality projects

Resources available to promote and support the scheme

There are lots of resources available to promote and support the scheme – none more important than our CREST Local Coordinator Network

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What are the three different CREST Award levels?

The three different levels of CREST Award are Bronze, Silver and Gold.

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.
  • Entry for Bronze is £4 per student.
     

Silver Awards stretch students and enrich their studies.

  • They are typically completed by 14-16yr olds; around 30 hours of project work is expected.
  • A mentor who has expertise relevant to the project is preferred.  Your CREST Local Coordinator can help you find one.
  • They are suitable coursework (e.g. GCSE Design and Technology) and project work for Work Related Learning, and the new Diplomas can achieve CREST Silver Awards.
  • Entry for Silver is £8 per student.
     

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.
  • A mentor who has expertise relevant to the project is compulsory.  Your CREST Local Coordinator can help you find one.
  • Suitable coursework (usually at A Level) or project work for the new Diplomas can achieve CREST Gold Awards.
  • Entry for Gold is £15 per student.

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