Before taking the test, you must study the Jewellery section of the WAEC syllabus. The Jewellery exam’s goals, objectives, notes, and format are included.
You must study the subject of jewelry in order to be prepared for your exam. You can use it as a guide to help you decide which topics to read about. Additionally, there are notes on ideas that you ought to learn carefully.
Exam preparation without jewelry is equivalent to traveling to the farm without your farming equipment. You won’t be effective in the end.
Make sure to use the syllabus when you start your exam preparations.
The West African Examination Council’s Jewelry and suggested textbooks are included in this section (WAEC).
The development of behaviors that improve the standard of living in a society is based on an appreciation of its cultural legacy.
Different vocations are left to their people by cultures all across the world.
Jewelry making is a global industry that is founded on culture. As a result, it is necessary to teach and test pupils in Ghana’s Senior High School level in this subject.
Therefore, the following justifies offering a jewelry subject at the senior high school level:
- the need to develop, promote and sustain the creative potential of the learner;
- the need to promote indigenous forms of Jewellery;
- the availability of traditional and non-traditional materials;
- the subject can be studied by both sexes and could be taught in both urban and rural schools;
- Ready market for jewellery items worldwide;
- It serves as a storehouse of culture;
- Jewellery is considered as a store of value. etc
Aims and Objectives
The aims and objectives of the examination syllabus for Jewellery therefore are to:
- test candidates’ knowledge and skills in theory and practical aspects in jewellery;
- assess candidates’ skills and talents in the designing and production of jewellery, using available traditional and non-traditional materials;
- test candidates’ knowledge and skills in establishing and managing a jewellery workshop for personal and national development;
- assess candidates understanding of the history and development of Jewellery;
- assess candidates’ aesthetic awareness of Jewellery.
Scheme of Examination
Papers 1, 2, and 3 are the three required papers that must all be taken. Papers 1 and 2 will be taken together as a composite paper in a single sitting.
Paper 1 will include forty multiple-choice objective questions that must all be answered in 50 minutes or less for a total of 40 marks.
The second paper will have six essay-style questions. Candidates must respond to four questions for 60 points in two hours.
Paper 3 consists of two practical projects that candidates must complete in five days while putting in six hours every day. There will be 80 marks on the test.
Two weeks prior to the execution period, the question papers will be distributed to the candidates so they can prepare.
The two weeks previous to the project’s execution should also be used to complete design sketches and planning notes.
These are worth 20 points each. Therefore, the overall score for the essay is 100.
1. Jewellery as a Vocation
(i) The rationale for studying jewellery and its importance
(ii) Different types and uses of jewellery.
(iii) Importance of jewellery as a field of sturdy.
(iv) The Jeweller and the ethics of the profession.
2. History and Symbolism of Jewellery
(a) The origin, indigenous and contemporary history of jewellery, i.e. the World and Africa. Origin, types, values, materials and relevance of the history.
(b) History and development of Jewellery in Ghana
(i) origin and contribution to social, economic, cultural and political development of Ghana.
(ii) Jewellery producing and marketing centres.
(iii) foreign influence, symbolism and relevance to the Ghanaian Society.
(c) Imagery, signs, ideas, adage, colour etc.:- symbolism in the Ghanaian culture.
3. Materials, Tools and Equipment
(a) Categorization and types of tools, equipments and materials.
(b) Identification, sources, preparation and uses.
(c) Storage, care and maintenance of equipment/tools.
4. Basic/Advance Design
(a) Application of element and principles of design, i.e. idea development.
(b) Perception (application of sense organs) and symbolism in Jewellery.
(d) Computer as a tool for designing:- (Free internet access, coral, Adobe PageMaker etc.)
5. Design and Technology Process (DTP)
(a) (i) Importance of DTP: i.e. critical thinking, solving problems, etc.
(ii) Processes in design and Technology.
(b) Project report writing
6. Production, decoration and finishing of jewellery items.
(a) Metal preparation;
(ii) alloy calculations;
(iii) gemstone and usage.
- Production: Making processes:
Organic and inorganic; Cutting, drilling, melting, bending, soldering, moulding, shaping, forming, buffing, etc.
(c) Decoration and finishing: Burnishing, embossing, tooling, incising, enameling,
(d) Care and storage of jewellery items.
7 Packaging and Handling
(i) The need for packaging;
(ii) Types and qualities of effective packaging;
(iii) Materials and tools for packages;
(iv) Designing and constructing packaging.
8. The Jewellery Workshop
(a) Organisation of the workshop
(i) Plan and layout;
(ii) Tools, equipment and materials;
(iii) Safety measures;
(b) Setting up and managing a jewellery workshop
(i) Site, location, etc.
(ii) Factors of production i.e. capital, labour, raw materials, transportation, skills, entrepreneurship, etc.
(iii) Basic principles and elements of management i.e. entrepreneurial skills, planning, implementation, assessment, motivation, job satisfaction, etc.
keeping appropriate records of income and expenditure, taxes and other monetary obligations.
9. Sustaining the jewellery industry
(a) Strategies for sustaining the industry .
(i) Sound mining practices;
(ii) Recycling, reafforestation etc.
(b) Challenges in the jewellery industry, e.g. material acquisition, customer confidence, compliance with hall marking requirements etc.
10. Exhibition and Entrepreneurship
(a) (i) Building of portfolios: i.e. importance, types and checklist; hard and soft copies for exhibition.
(ii) Exhibition: Importance, planning, organization and mounting, etc.
(b) (i) Costing and pricing.
(ii) business risks.