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 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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...