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.
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Personal reflections Now that you’ve finished your project, use this space to add further thoughts on what you did and evaluate each stage of the project process. The CREST Gold Award student guide gives an example of what to include. You can continue on a separate sheet if necessary and use diagrams or pictures if you want to. • How my project was successful/not successful • What I learned • What impact the results of my project might have on other people/the wider world • What I would have done to improve my work • What I’d do to develop the project in the future My mentor What role did your mentor have in your project? Ask your mentor to confirm that this project is your work by signing below. Signature of mentor Date
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