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Middlewich High School

Excellence in Learning – Achievement for All


If you enjoy practical work, designing and making in a workshop environment, then this is the right course for you.  You will be able to develop your ability to work in a range of materials, as well as gain practical experience in teamwork within a workplace environment. The qualification you could gain will provide you with evidence to support applications to prospective employers or further/higher educational institutions.

If you tend to achieve more when focusing on practical outcomes, you will find this course enjoyable as there is less written work involved and no exam. However, you will have to produce a report.

Course Content

To gain this qualification, you will have to plan, investigate and carry out a design and make project based on product evolution - taking the everyday object and redesigning it to make it more effective, more marketable, more attractive, more fashionable and more environmentally friendly.

You  may  be  able  to  work  with  local  primary  schools  or  nurseries  or  visit  other educational establishments as part of your research.

Benefits of the course are that you will:

  • Develop as an inquisitive and independent learner
  • Be inspired by new areas and/or methods of study
  • Learn new techniques of working in wood
  • Develop, where appropriate, as an e-confident learner and apply appropriate technologies in your studies.


On successful completion of the course you could be awarded with a Level 1 or 2 Project Qualification (PQ).


There are no examinations for this subject. You will design and make an item to answer a given problem. You will also have to produce a written report or research folder to accompany your project.

Further information

If you would like more information about this option, please speak to Mrs O’Rourke.