BGS girls awarded their first-ever Silver CREST award

BGS girls awarded their first-ever Silver CREST award

We are pleased to announce that Bury Grammar School Girls has been awarded their 1st ever Silver CREST award for a 30+ hours research project on “The effects of over-the-counter drugs.”

With CREST, students learn all about how research works, how to come up with ideas, how to time manage, how to plan, how to work systematically, how to create professional documents and how to work over long periods of time to tight deadlines.

These are all transferable skills that are extremely important in a career at BGS, sixth form and beyond.
Congratulations go to Zahra Rezaei and Rachel Sheperd.

Their external assessor wrote: “A really interesting project that you considered how to plan for and research well. I really like your interview with a pharmacist, it was a good choice compared to doing a survey as it provided you with some great qualitative information, some of which would be unpredictable (boys buying bulk Sudafed!). If time had allowed it would have been interesting to also do a survey of people in the local area to see if their perceptions of drug use matched the pharmacist. Your results and reflections on your results though are good, inclusion of an apparatus photograph and your infrared graphs supported your work well.

Overall though, an excellent project on an important topic that you have written up well and clearly developed a lot of new valuable skills from. Well done.”

We are very proud of both Zahra and Rachel, students in Year 13 and they are exceptional students with a passion for STEM subjects. They have recently sat their A Level exams and they await their results in August.

Zahra and Rachel chose to do this interesting project to help with their UCAS application as they intend on studying medicine at university this coming September.

Over the last 5 years, our students have achieved 89 Bronzes, 9 Silver and 2 Golds, equating to over 1250 hours of work!

Well done to Zahra and Rachel for their Silvers and good luck with your results in August!