CREST Awards: Case Studies

CREST awards aim to encourage primary and secondary school students to undertake projects in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) related areas. Students' achievements can be recognised with awards at bronze, silver and gold levels.

These case studies describe how a range of schools have used the CREST awards to promote STEM and engage students in science-related activities. This includes holding CREST days and encouraging links with local businesses.

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CREST and School-Company Relationships

By the British Science Association, the CREST Awards help students to tackle science with an investigative approach. This case study describes how Stroud High School have incorporated CREST Awards into their work with local specialist companies with the support of their local CREST Co-ordinator.

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Serious Study with Amateur Sleuthing

By the British Science Association, the CREST awards help students to tackle science with an investigative approach. This case study describes how Year Seven students at Downlands Community College undertook a 'crime scene investigation' simulation.

The activity allowed students to gain a bronze CREST Award...

CREST Awards Through Industry-linked Projects

By the British Science Association, the CREST Awards help students to tackle science with an investigative approach. This case study describes how Queen Katherine's school science club have become involved with a local engineering company.

The company supports the club by involving them in research and...

CREST in a Day

By the British Science Association, the CREST awards help students to tackle science with an investigative approach. This case study describes how Rickmansworth School used a CREST activity day to engage and enthuse students in STEM subjects.

A total of 34 students participated in three different activities...

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