crest awards

CREST is a scheme that inspires young people to think and behave like scientists and engineers.

crest awards

CREST is a nationally recognised scheme for student-led project work in the STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and maths).

CREST gives young people the chance to choose their own subject and methodology when completing their hands-on investigation. We offer Crest awards as part of our Science/STEAM classes. 

Recognised and respected

CREST is respected by universities and employers and enhances students’ UCAS personal statements.

The challenge

The children will complete eight SuperStar activities and record these in their CREST SuperStar passport. Each one takes around an hour and involves solving a real-world problem.

The outcome

The children develop their investigative and teamwork skills. After completing all eight challenges, each child will receive a CREST SuperStar certificate and iron-on badge.

SuperStar awards

SuperStar Awards are a great introduction to problem-solving in STEM. They offer children the opportunity to learn through hands-on challenges by exploring the world around them. They fit perfectly with our topic-based learning. 

Typical age: 7-11yrs

Time to complete: 8 hours

Takes place: In usual Science Classes

discovery awards

Discovery Awards offer an introduction to real project work and give students the freedom to run their own investigations. Students work together in self-managed groups

Typical age: 11-14yrs

Time to complete: 5 hours

Takes place: In usual Science Classes

The challenge

Students work in groups to solve a STEM challenge, or challenges, with minimal adult intervention. Then students present their work.

The outcome

Students develop team-work and hands-on investigative skills. After successfully completing the project, students receive a personalised certificate.

The challenge

Students work independently or in groups to plan and run a project addressing a real-world STEM problem. 

The outcome

The project process develops enquiry, problem-solving and communication skills. CREST Bronze can be used by students to enhance their UCAS personal statements. After completing the project, each student receives a personalised certificate

bronze awards

Bronze Awards introduce students to project work empowering them to work like real scientists, technologists, engineers or mathematicians. Students choose their own topic and methodologies, giving them complete freedom over their work.

Typical age: 11-14yrs

Time to complete: 10 hours

Takes place: In usual Science Classes

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