Secondary project briefs (ages 11+)


Bronze Awards are typically completed by students aged 11+. They complete a ten-hour project which is a perfect introduction to STEM project work. Over the course of the project, teams of students design their own investigation, record their findings, and reflect on their learnings. This process gives students a taste of what it is like to be a scientist or engineer in the real-world.


Silver Awards are typically completed by students aged 14+ over thirty hours. Project work at Silver level is designed to stretch your students and enrich their STEM studies. Students direct the project, determining the project’s aim and how they will achieve it. They carry out the project, record and analyse their results and reflect on the project and their learnings. All Silver projects are assessed by CREST assessors via our online platform.


Gold Awards are typically completed by students aged 16+ over seventy hours. Students’ projects are self-directed, longer term and immerse them in real research. At this level, we recommend students work with a mentor from their chosen STEM field of study. All Gold projects are assessed by CREST assessors via our online platform. There are more CREST approved resources that have been developed by our partners and providers specific to your region.


There are more CREST approved resources that have been developed by our partners and providers specific to your region.


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Criteria 1 – Planning

Criteria 1 – Planning your project Where do you show this in your report or project record? Your notes to the assessor (optional) 1.1 You have set a clear aim for the project and have broken it down into smaller objectives 1.2 You have explained a wider purpose for the project 1.3 You have identified a range of approaches to the project 1.4 You have described your plan for the project and why you chose that approach 1.5 You have planned and organised your time well 2 – Throughout your project Example: Page 2, paragraph 5 2.1 You have made good use of the materials and people available 2.2 You have researched the background to the project and acknowledged your sources appropriately 3 – Finalising your project 3.1 You have made logical conclusions and explained the implications for the wider world 3.2 You have explained how your actions and decisions affected the project’s outcome 3.3 You have explained what you have learnt and reflected on what you could improve 4- Project-wide criteria

4.1 You have shown understanding of the science behind your project, appropriate to the Award level 4.2 You have made decisions to direct the project, taking account of ethical and safety issues 4.3 You have shown creative thinking 4.4 You have identified and overcome problems successfully 4.5 You have explained your project clearly, in writing or conversation

Bronze level

Ten hour projects recommended for ages 11+. Find out more about this level and how to gain a CREST Award on the Bronze Awards page.


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Bronze

Silver level

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


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Silver

Gold level

Seventy hour projects recommended for ages 16+. Find out more about this level and how to gain a CREST Award on the Gold Awards page


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Gold