Many of you
will have run CREST Awards with your students before, registering through your
CREST Local Coordinator. You can now enter, pay, assess projects and request
certificates all through a new online system. We hope this will make the
process faster and easier for educators.
Awards: from September 2017,
to enter your students for a CREST Award you should sign up for a free online account.
Simply create a project, add students to it, and upload a sample of their work.
Assessment and feedback for Silver and Gold Awards will now also be completed
online by trained CREST assessors according to their subject specialism.
support? Educators and
students looking for direct support should now go directly to the CREST Help Centre where they will be
able to find answers to FAQs, or contact CREST Support directly.
Awards is the British Science Association’s flagship programme for young
people, providing science enrichment activities to inspire and engage
5-to-19-year olds. It is the only nationally recognised accreditation scheme
for project work in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)
subjects. CREST gives students the chance to participate in hands-on science
through investigations and enquiry-based learning, supporting them to solve
real-life STEM challenges through practical investigation and discussion.
There are six
CREST Award Levels, allowing students to progress through the scheme throughout
their education. 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. The Awards are well regarded, high quality and a tangible
recognition of success. CREST can be run in schools, clubs, youth groups, other
organisations or at home.