What are the CREST Awards?
CREST is the British Science Association’s flagship education programme for young people, providing science enrichment activities to inspire and engage 5-to-19-year-olds. It is a scheme that inspires young people to think and behave like scientists and engineers.
CREST gives students the chance to participate in hands-on science through investigations and enquiry-based learning. It can be run in schools, clubs, youth groups, other organisations or at home. The Awards are well regarded, high-quality and a tangible recognition of success.
To find out more, visit crestawards.org.
The CREST guiding principles
The below principles are the overall ideas that govern how the CREST Awards work. They are different to the CREST criteria, although the criteria are based around these. Real-world context CREST projects and activities have a clear real-world ...
Enter an Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) for a CREST Award
If your students are working towards an Extended Project Qualification in an area related to science, technology, engineering or maths, they can gain extra recognition for their work by entering your project for a CREST Gold Award. There’s a lot of ...
Using CREST for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
You can do project work in science, technology, engineering or maths (STEM) and count it towards your DofE Skills section through the CREST Awards scheme. Lots of people think of ‘skills’ as being related to art, music or drama, but we know that ...
How do CREST Awards work?
CREST is easy to run, and you can adapt the framework for many different settings: the classroom, a club, a youth group, or at home. Start by choosing an Award level: Star, SuperStar, Discovery, Bronze, Silver or Gold. The amount and complexity of ...
How to run CREST Awards
CREST offers educators an easy-to-run framework for curriculum enhancement and is student-led, encouraging young people to take ownership of their own projects. CREST can be run in schools, clubs, youth groups, other organisations or at home. Check ...