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CREST Awards: Fun projects for all ages!
January 09th 2019

CREST Awards: Fun projects for all ages!

CREST is a STEM enrichment programme for young people that inspires, enables and rewards open ended project work. The levels are non-sequential and can be run by any age over any length of time.

Star and SuperStar resources are shorter, teacher-led activities that can be completed easily by primary aged children. From Bronze level onwards, students are encouraged to carry out their own projects.

If you run a youth, science or STEM Club, you can get involved too and CREST Awards can also be completed at home!

You can browse a fantastic selection of CREST Award resources here and filter by award level or topic.

Star
Typically completed by 5-7 year olds (Key Stage 1), CREST Star challenges relate to children’s experiences. You don’t need to be a teacher, have a science background or have access to specialist equipment to run Star activities.

SuperStar
Typically completed by 7-11 year olds (Key Stage 2), CREST SuperStar challenges relate to broader situations that children are likely to have come across. Like with CREST Star, you don’t need to be a teacher, have a science background or have specialist equipment to run SuperStar activities.

Discovery
Typically completed by 10-14 year olds (Key Stage 3), students work collaboratively on the project or challenge(s) in self-managed groups. They record and reflect on their work during the project, using a CREST Discovery passport, and communicate their findings as a group presentation.

Bronze
Typically completed by 11-14 year olds (Key Stage 3), students undertake a project of their choosing. They make decisions about how to progress, write about their findings and evaluate their project in their CREST profile form or workbook.

Silver
Typically completed by 13-16 year olds (Key Stage 4), students complete 30+ hours project work, which is assessed externally by a trained CREST assessor. At Silver level, students develop and lead the project, consider the broader impact of their work and demonstrate an innovative approach. Students upload evidence of their project, such as project reports, video diaries and/or presentations, and reflect on their work using a CREST student profile form.

Gold
Typically completed by 16-19 year olds (Key Stage 5), students complete 70+ hours project work, which is assessed externally by a trained CREST assessor. At Gold level, students develop and lead the project, consider the broader impact of their work and produce a unique contribution to their area of study. Students upload evidence of their project, such as project reports, video diaries and/or presentations, and reflect on their work using a CREST student profile form.

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