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CREST Award levels

CREST Star Awards Level

Star

Students complete 8 x 1 hour Star challenges

Recommended for 5 – 7 years

Entry fees from £1

Assessed internally by teacher or group leader

Students receive certificate and iron-on badge

Challenges are designed so that you don’t need to be a teacher or have a science background to run them

CREST Star provides a sense of achievement for students of all ages and abilities

SuperStar

Students complete 8 x 1 hour SuperStar challenges

Recommended for 7 – 11 years

Entry fees from £1

Assessed internally by teacher or group leader

Students receive certificate and iron-on badge

Challenges are designed so that you don’t need to be a teacher or have a science background to run them

CREST SuperStar provides a sense of achievement for students of all ages and abilities

Discovery

Students complete 5+ hours project work

Recommended for 10 – 14 years

Entry fees from £3

Assessed internally by teacher or group leader

Students receive personalised certificate

CREST Discovery is often used for STEM enrichment days, or as transition projects with feeder primary schools

 

 

 

 

 

Bronze

Students complete 10+ hours project work

Recommended for 11 – 14 years

Entry fees from £5

Assessed internally by teacher or group leader

Students receive personalised certificate

CREST Bronze provides a real-life experience of ‘being’ a scientist and working on STEM projects

 

 

Silver

Students complete 30+ hours project work

Recommended for 13 – 16 years

Entry fees from £10

Assessed externally by trained CREST assessor

Students receive personalised certificate

CREST Silver is evidenced to improve GCSE grades and increase interest in continuing in STEM education

 

 

Gold

Students complete 70+ hours project work

Recommended for 16+ years

Entry fees from £20

Assessed externally by trained CREST assessor

Students receive personalised certificate

CREST Gold enhances UCAS personal statements – well regarded by universities and employers

 

 

thumb_03_60_60Chris Conheeny

Tapton School

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!

thumb_03_60_60Rosy Halfyard

CREST Gold Award holder

The whole experience was amazing – I got a real feel for what working in a science setting is like.