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Why do BA CREST Awards?
Benefits to teachers

  • Links to national qualifications
  • Adds value to existing activities
  • Adds sparkle to teaching
  • Provides opportunities for gaining additional finance for science departments
  • Enhances departmental visibility
  • Provides opportunities for internal and external promotion
Benefits to students

  • Motivates students of all ages and abilities
  • Develops practical and problem-solving skills as well as presentation and communication skills
  • Raises students’ levels of achievements
  • Allows students to explore their own ideas and interests within science, engineering and technology
  • Encourages team work
  • May be used to accredit course work or extra curricular activities
  • Helps to bridge the gap between science in the classroom and the ‘real world’, preparing students for the world of work
Benefits to your school

  • Enhances the curriculum and facilitates delivery of science, technology and engineering activities in schools
  • Can help deliver work-related learning in non-vocational subjects
  • Encourages links between schools and industry using industrial mentors
  • Provides opportunities for involvement in regional and national events
  • Provides opportunities for publicity in the local and national media