Secondary project briefs (ages 11-18)


There are three levels at secondary, Bronze, Silver and Gold.

Bronze is typically completed by 11-14 year olds (key stage 3), students complete a 10 hour project. and is a perfect introduction to STEM project work for young people. Over the course of 10 hours, teams of students design their own investigation, record their findings, and reflect on their learnings, giving them a taste of what it is like to be a scientist or engineer in the real-world.

Silver is typically completed by 13-16 year olds (key stage 4) and, students complete 30+ hours project work. are designed to stretch your students. They are long-term, in-depth projects that are run by the students themselves, and usually consist of 30+ hours of project work. All Silver projects are assessed externally via our online platform.

Gold is typically completed by 16-19 year olds (key stage 5), and students will complete 70+ hours project work. Gold projects are long-term, in-depth projects that are run by the students themselves, and at this level, students are encouraged to collaborate with a CREST mentor – an academic or person from industry with expertise in their project’s theme. All Gold projects are assessed externally via our online platform.

There are many more CREST resources which have been developed by our partners and by providers in your region. Click here for links to CREST accredited resources developed by partner organisations, CREST accredited schemes and education providers who can deliver CREST accredited activities.

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The resource library is very new and the CREST team are working hard to get all our resources uploaded in the next few weeks. Currently only about a third of our resources are up, so if you can't find the resource you're looking for email crest@britishscienceassociation.org

Bronze level

10 hour projects recommended for ages 11-14 years. Find out more about this level and how to gain a CREST Award on the Bronze page


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Bronze

Plant nutrients
Bath bomb challenge
Make a wooden pendant
Make your own fizzy drink
The perfect cup of tea
What makes bread rise
Which crisps are crispiest
Which material is strongest
Why do we use shampoo
Plant nutrients
Bath bomb challenge
Make your own fizzy drink
The perfect cup of tea
Which crisps are crispiest
Why do we use shampoo
Make a wooden pendant
Which material is strongest
Bath bomb challenge
Make your own fizzy drink
The perfect cup of tea
What makes bread rise
Which crisps are crispiest
Which material is strongest
Why do we use shampoo
Make a wooden pendant

Silver level

30 hour projects recommended for ages 14-16 years. Find out more about this level and how to gain a CREST Award on the Silver page


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Silver

The fizz in fizzy drinks
Oral rehydration therapies
Design and build a disco light
Ceramic jewellery
Cooking pasta
How strong are climbing ropes
Testing suncreams
Make your own lipstick
Which crisps are healthiest
Oral rehydration therapies
Testing suncreams
The fizz in fizzy drinks
Cooking pasta
Make your own lipstick
Which crisps are healthiest
Ceramic jewellery
How strong are climbing ropes
The fizz in fizzy drinks
Oral rehydration therapies
Cooking pasta
How strong are climbing ropes
Testing suncreams
Make your own lipstick
Which crisps are healthiest
Design and build a disco light
Ceramic jewellery

Gold level

70 hour projects recommended for ages 14-18 years. Find out more about this level and how to gain a CREST Award on the Gold page


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Gold

How much starch is in a potato
Compare fabric properties
The effect of additives on bread
The perfect colour lipstick
The effect of treatments on hair
A balanced diet
Investigating vitamin supplements
Fruit juice or fizzy drinks
The properties of saucepans
Compare suncreams
Design the ultimate toothbrush
Everything is brighter after a cup of tea
A balanced diet
Investigating vitamin supplements
Fruit juice or fizzy drinks
Compare suncreams
How much starch is in a potato
What makes bread rise
How much starch is in a potato
The effect of additives on bread
The perfect colour lipstick
The effect of treatments on hair
Fruit juice or fizzy drinks
Everything is brighter after a cup of tea
Compare fabric properties
The properties of saucepans
Design the ultimate toothbrush
The effect of treatments on hair
A balanced diet
Investigating vitamin supplements
How much starch is in a potato
Compare fabric properties
The effect of additives on bread
The perfect colour lipstick
The effect of treatments on hair
A balanced diet
Investigating vitamin supplements
Fruit juice or fizzy drinks
The properties of saucepans
Compare suncreams
Everything is brighter after a cup of tea
Design the ultimate toothbrush