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WAEC Syllabus for Jewellery

WAEC Syllabus for Jewellery. WAEC Syllabus for Jewellery is available for all candidates who want to participate in the examination. The West African examination council (WAEC) has officially introduced a syllabus that will guide all the WAEC candidates who wish to write the WAEC examination this year. For a very successful WAEC Jewellery examination for this year, you need to check out the available areas of concentration. It has been divided into sections with chapters, followed by the topics to be covered in preparation for the exams. In the WAEC Syllabus for Jewellery, you will also see the format of how the WAEC Jewellery questions will be presented. Jamb form 

There are 3 sections to answer questions from. Paper 1 is Objective and paper 2 contains essay questions while paper 3 is practical’s. Where paper one (1) carries 50 minutes for 40 marks; paper two (2) carries 2 hours for 60 marks and paper three (3) carries 80 marks.

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WAEC Syllabus for Jewellery

This WAEC syllabus is for both the O’level WAEC and General Certificate Examination (GCE) candidates. Final year students in the senior secondary school level and external candidates are eligible to make use of this syllabus and prepare ahead of the examination. WAEC Syllabus for Jewellery

See the full detailed information concerning the WAEC Jewellery Syllabus below.


An appreciation of the cultural heritage of a society forms the basis for the advancement of practices that enhance the quality of life of the society. Cultures all over the world bequeath to its people certain vocations.  Jewellery is a worldwide vocation and culturally based. Therefore, there is a need for students at the Senior High School level in Ghana to be taught and examined in this field.

The rationale for a course in Jewellery at Senior High School level therefore, are as follows:

(i)         the need to develope, promote and sustain the creative potential of the learner;

(ii)        the need to promote indigenous forms of Jewellery;

(iii)       the availability of traditional and non-traditional materials;

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(iv)       the subject can be studied by both sexes and could be taught in both urban and rural schools;

(v)        Ready market for jewellery items world wide;

(vi)       It serves as a storehouse of  culture;

(vii)      Jewellery  is considered as a store of value. etc Jamb Result


The aims and objectives of the examination syllabus for Jewellerytherefore are to:

(i)         test candidates’ knowledge and skills in theory and practical aspects in jewellery;

(ii)        assess candidates’ skills and talents in the designing and production of jewellery, using

available traditional and non-traditional materials;

(iii)       test candidates’ knowledge and skills in establishing and        managing a jewellery workshop for personal and national development;

(iv)       assess candidates understanding in the history and development of Jewellery;

(v)           assess candidates aesthetic awareness in Jewellery. Dollar to Naira Rate


There will be three papers, Papers 1, 2 and 3 all of which must be taken.  Papers 1 and 2 will  be composite paper to be taken at one sitting.

PAPER 1:  Will consist of forty multiple-choice objective questions all of which must be

answered within 50 minutes for 40 marks.

PAPER 2:  Will consist of six essay-type questions.  Candidates will be required to answer

four questions within 2 hours for 60 marks.

PAPER 3:  Will be two practical projects out of which candidates will execute one within

five days, working for  six hours each of the days.  The paper will carry

80 marks.

The question papers will be sent to the candidates two weeks before the execution period for candidates to study.  Designing of sketches and preparatory notes should also be done within the two weeks prior to the execution of the project.These will carry 20 marks.The total mark for the paper is therefore 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)       TheJeweller and the ethics of the profession.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

(c)        Drawing

(d)        Computer as a tool for designing:- (Free internet access, coral, Adobe PageMaker etc.)

  1. 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

  1. 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, enamelling, glazing, etc.

(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. Npower Recruitment

  1. 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.

(iv)          Bookkeeping:

keeping appropriate records of income and expenditure, taxes and other monetary obligations.

  1. 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.

  1. 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. Waec Result

(b)           (i)         Costing and pricing.

(ii)        business risks.

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