Planning your own Discovery project
If you’re using our resources or working with a CREST accredited link scheme, then you can be sure that your project will meet the CREST assessment objectives.
If you’re planning your own project, you should make sure it involves the following aspects:
- Students work on a single challenge or series of clearly linked challenges
- The challenge/ linked challenges have a clear real-world context
- The challenge(s) allow students some creative freedom within a structured project
- Students work collaboratively in self-managed groups
- Students record and reflect on the day through self-evaluation. You can use the [CREST Discovery Passport] for this
- Students communicate their findings in a group presentation
The project should allow opportunities for students to develop and demonstrate the following skills.
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The ability to recognise:
My Stem Club were assessed for their Bronze Award and had so much pride when they got it! The assessor was impressed at the skills they had learned in communication and facing challenges. The whole experience is so valuable!
It’s helped the self-esteem for some low achievers for whom it is their major achievement in school.