For assessors: How do we define science?
British Science Association defines science as a mindset, a way to ask
questions about the world and test them out. In this document we use the term
‘science’ as an umbrella term for the natural and social sciences as well as
technology, engineering, and maths related subjects.
Becoming an Assessor
Thanks for you interest in becoming a CREST Awards Assessor. CREST Silver and Gold Awards are assessed by trained STEM professionals. They are from a range of backgrounds and have expertise in various subjects. The role is perfect for qualified STEM ...
For assessors: How to award a lower level
If you are marking a project and part way through you feel it is not of the standard it was submitted for, continue to assess at that standard, and then offer the lower award. E.g. a submission for gold is actually at silver level. Assess the project ...
For assessors: 4.1 The student showed understanding of the science behind their project, appropriate to their level.
Explanation: The subject knowledge and complexity of the project should be at these levels. Award level Criteria Bronze Key Stage 3/Level 1 3rd/4th level: First year – Third year (S1, S2, S3) IB Middle Years Programme Silver Key Stage 4/Level 2 ...
For assessors: CREST criteria assessment guide
Click the criteria below to see what's expected of a project at each CREST Award level, and examples of the criteria being met. 1 – Planning the project 1.1 The student set a clear aim for the project and broke it down into smaller objectives 1.2 The ...
Take part in the Great Science Share
If you’ve completed your CREST Award or are planning on running one over the next couple of terms, why not use it as part of the Great Science Share 2021? The Great Science Share is an annual campaign to encourage 3-14 year olds to share their own ...