Recording project work
You should make decisions at an early stage about the way that your students record their work. They can either:
Use a CREST Bronze workbook
CREST Bronze workbooks are a structured way to record students’ projects and guide the students through the project process. They include the information asked for in the student profile and relate directly to the CREST criteria. Using these, students should gather enough evidence of their project and thought processes in order to submit for a CREST Bronze Award.
Students working on team projects should each fill in a CREST Bronze Award student workbook.
Complete a CREST Bronze student profile and their own project report
Some students may want to write up their own project report, or present their project through video or blogs.
You may need to give additional support to students. If you feel that significant support is necessary to help the student through the project, it may be better to consider using a workbook.
Whilst working on their project, students need to complete a Bronze student profile to go with their project report which will indicate how they meet all the CREST criteria.
Students working on team projects should produce a joint team report, but each team member should complete an individual Bronze Award student profile.
Record the work in an accessible way
You can use discretion over how students work is recorded and presented. For example, it may be more appropriate to
- record the student working, and have a supporting adult complete the student profile on their behalf
- provide a scribe for the student to fill out the workbook
- use in person interviews
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.