Eligible project subject areas
CREST looks at science in the broadest way possible. Inclusive of all natural and social sciences along with engineering, maths and technology. We even consider arts subjects applicable if they are used in a cross-curricular way. For example looking at the acoustic principles of music in different music halls or how to design an outfit using the latest fashion techniques.
These are the subject areas we accept projects under:
- Design technology
- Environmental science
- Food technology
- ICT/ Computer Science
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