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CREST Awards

Success in CREST awards

CREST is Britain's largest national award scheme for project work in the STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths).

CREST is a project-based awards scheme for the STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths). It links the personal passions of students to curriculum-based learning. UCAS endorse CREST Awards for inclusion in students’ personal statements – they’re well regarded, high-quality and a tangible recognition of success.

Benefits for students

  • Develops problem-solving skills
  • Develops practical and thinking skills as well as supporting presentation and communication skills
  • Raises students' levels of achievement
  • Allows students to explore their own ideas and interests within science, engineering and technology
  • Encourages team work
  • Helps to bridge the gap between science and technology in the classroom and the 'real world', preparing students for the world of work
  • Raises awareness of different careers in Science, Engineering and Technology

Bronze Awards focus on fun, teamwork and transferable skills. They are completed by year 8 students during the Gifted and Talented day organised annually at King Edward VII; Students experience the project process; improving their enquiry, problem solving and communication skills. This year 20 will achieve a bronze CREST award with us.

Silver Awards stretch students and enrich Triple Science student’s studies. They choose and design and complete their own investigation as a pair or small group. This year all year 10 triple science students are completing a Silver CREST project as an enrichment to their Biology, Chemistry and Physics GCSE. This has dedicated time during lessons to help students improve their skills of independent study and organization.

Gold Awards are completed every year by year 12 students who participate in the Engineering Education Scheme. Students who are awarded Nuffield bursaries to compete a one month research project over the summer holidays in industry are also eligible.

King Edward VII Science and Sport College is an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee, registered in England with Company Number 8158225 and has a registered office at Warren Hills Road, Coalville, Leicestershire LE67 4UW