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 at gold standard, then offer a silver. In the notes next to
not met criteria, you can mention that if this was silver they would’ve met
that criteria. This will also need to be summarised in the feedback to the
A general point – apart from creativity and scientific
knowledge assessors shouldn’t be
inferring that work is done. We must see explicit evidence of this.
How do I change the Award level of a project?
If your students have done more or less work than you anticipated on their project, you may wish to enter them for a higher or lower Award level. If you have already created the project online yourself, contact CREST Support to change the Award ...
At Home: How to choose the right award level
There are a variety of CREST activity levels you can choose for yourself or your child. When considering the level, think about age and ability, and how much time can be committed to a project. Star Awards are typically completed by five to ...
How to choose the right award level for your students
To choose the right CREST Award for your students, think about their age and ability, and how much time they can commit to the project. Star Awards are typically completed by 5-7 year olds. Students complete a series of 8 Star challenges, ...
When will I find out if I've achieved my Silver/Gold CREST Award?
We aim to have all projects assessed within 2 weeks of payment, however during periods of high activity this can take up to 6 weeks. Please note that the submission date is often earlier than the payment date. If you pay by cheque or pay an invoice ...
How do I assess a Discovery project?
CREST Discovery requires students to demonstrate skills including problem-solving, independent learning, organisation, teamwork, and communication. To achieve a Discovery Award, you should confirm on your CREST account that each student has: ...