I think my project is somewhere between Silver and Gold, should I submit for both levels?
Do not submit your project twice.
You will need to pay for assessment for both and it is unlikely we will be able to provide a refund unless the project has not yet been assessed.
Our assessors are aware of the requirements for each level. When assessing, if they think a project should be awarded a higher or lower level, they can offer the option of upgrading/downgrading or resubmitting. This means submitting your project for 2 different levels is pointless, as it will either be awarded an appropriate level or you will be asked to resubmit.
The differences between Silver and Gold Awards are highlighted below:
stretch students and enrich their studies. Students develop their own project
idea and gain experience of the scientific process. At Silver level, students begin to develop and lead the project, start to consider the broader
impact of their project and demonstrate an innovative approach.
allow students to conduct real research. Students’ contribute something
new to the scientific or technological community or to a particular field
of study. At Gold level, students take decisions about how to progress in
their project, they develop and lead the project with some support, students discuss
the implications of their project and demonstrate an innovative
How to create Silver and Gold CREST projects on Survey Monkey Apply
To sign up for Silver and Gold projects go to apply.crestawards.org and create an account. Creating a project can be done by a student or educator, or by an organisation. Once you have activated your account, log in and you will be taken to this ...
For assessors: Correct project attachments needed for a Silver or Gold project
A common issue are projects being submitted with the incorrect attachments included. A project submission (e.g. GO-0000000001) needs to have: 1x Project Work 1x or more student profile forms. This is based on the number of students entered on the ...
Criteria for Bronze, Silver and Gold CREST Awards
Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards must meet the criteria below appropriate to their level to achieve their award. Bronze projects should have around ten hours of work spent on them, Silver - thirty hours, and Gold - seventy hours. View our guidance on ...
How should my group submit for a Silver/Gold Award?
Groups can submit in a number of ways for a Silver/Gold Award. There are 3 main options. *Please note, if you have a group who have worked on separate projects, these will need to be submitted separately. One project/team per submission.* 1) Submit ...
How are Gold projects assessed?
CREST Gold allows students to conduct real research. They are longer-term projects that require around 70 hours’ work, and are typically completed by 16-to-19-year-olds. By working towards a CREST Gold Award, students will develop and deliver largely ...