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What is the CREST Silver Award programme?

CREST is a UK-wide extra-curricular award scheme that aims to enable students to build their skills and demonstrate personal achievement in project work. The programme is coordinated by BSA and delivered in collaboration with local teams across the UK.

The Silver Award:

  • Consists of around 30 hours of project work.
  • Projects are student-led, with each student or team of students developing their own project idea.
  • Students conduct the necessary work with support from an educator.
  • Students write a project report or portfolio of evidence and present these to their CREST assessor.

The British Science Association (BSA) is a charity founded in 1831. The BSA believes that Science is a fundamental part of culture and society. To that end, they want to broaden and diversify the community of young people who engage with, shape and challenge science. CREST is an integral part of that work.

You can find out more about the CREST Silver Award programme on the BSA website. More information about the evaluation of CREST is available on this website here.