We have the opportunity for up to 200 schools in England to participate in a randomised control trial of the Silver CREST Awards in 2017/18 with a group of year 9 students.
Half the participating schools will be randomly assigned, by computer, to the ‘treatment’ group and will deliver the CREST Silver Award in 2017-18 and the other half will be allocated to the ‘control’ group.
Participating schools will receive £600 and will make an important contribution to understanding how independent, hands-on project work can impact student achievement and progression in STEM subjects.
This research follows on from the 2016
‘Quantifying CREST’ report which found that students who took CREST:
- achieved half a grade higher on their best science GCSE result
- were more likely to continue with STEM education
The report also indicated that students eligible for Free Schools Meals saw a larger increase in their best GCSE science score.
To find out more contact Helen at firstname.lastname@example.org