Studying the Upholstery subject is necessary for your exam preparation. It will serve as a guide for you to know the topics to read. There are also notes on concepts you should pay attention to learning.
Ensure you begin your exam preparations using the syllabus.
This post contains the Upholstery and recommended textbooks of the West African Examination Council (WAEC).
Table of contents
SCHEME OF THE EXAMINATION
There will be three papers, Papers 1, 2 and 3, all of which must be taken.
Papers 1 and 2 shall be a composite paper to be taken at one sitting.
Paper 1: will consist of forty multiple-choice objective questions all of which are to be answered in 1 hour for 40 marks.
Paper 2: will consist of four short-structured questions. Candidates will be required to answer any three questions in 1 hour for 60 marks.
Paper 3: will be a practical test of 2 hours duration. It will consist of one question for 100 marks.
A list of material for the test shall be made available to schools not less than two weeks before the paper is taken for material procurement and relevant preparations.
ALTERNATIVE TO PRACTICAL TEST
The Council may consider testing candidates’ ability in practical work as prescribed in the syllabus in the event that materials for the actual practical test cannot be acquired. For this alternative test there will be one question to be answered in 2 hours for 100 marks.
WAEC Upholstery Syllabus
|1||Introduction to upholstery.|
|2||Upholstery workshop safety.|
|3||Upholstery tools and machines.|
|5||Upholstery design and drawing.|
|5||Upholstery construction and repair.|
|6||Maintenance and repair of upholstery tools and machines.|
|7||Upholstery workshop management.|
|8||Introduction to entrepreneurship.|
Tools, Equipment and Machines
Hand Tools Equipment
1. Hammers (30 No) Drawing sets (30 No)
2. Pair of pincer (30 No) Tee squares “
3. Pair of scissors (225 mm) (30 No) Drawing boards “
4. Needles (30 No) Set squares “
5. Staplers (30 No) Drawing curves “
6. Ripping tools (30 No) Mechanical sharpeners “
7. Webbing stretchers (30 No) Drawing templates “
1. Jig saws. (5 No.)
2. Electric staplers. “
3. Glue guns. “
4. Electric cutters. “
5. Power screw drivers. “
6. Pressing irons. “
7. Drills. “
1. Manual sewing machines (5 No)
2. Drilling machine (2 No)
3. Band saw (2 No)
4. Circular saw (2 No)
5. Ironing machine (2 No)
6. Buttoning machine (5 No)
7. Electric sewing machines (2 No)
List Of Materials
1. 450 x380mm latex foam
2. 750 x 560 mm soft synthetic leather
3. 4000mm o3 cord
4. 1 small roll matching colour sewing thread
5. 470 x 400mm calico
6. 6mm upholstery staples
7. 450 x 380mm 18mm plywood
1. Manual Sewing Machine
2. Portable Power Drill with appropriate bit
3. Staple Gun.
|1||C. Howes F. A. M. U.||Practical upholstery||Evans Brother Ltd.|
|2||John A. Walton||Woodwork in theory and practice metric Edition||Australasian Publishing Company|
|3||E. A. Nnenji||Principles of Woodwork design and drawing||Aranke Woods Lagos|
|4.||H. C. Kazanas, Roy S. Klein and John R. Lindbeck.||Technology of Industrial materials||Chas A. Benneth Co. Inc.|
|5||Henry Sisk||Principles of Management|
|6||Koontz and O’Donald||Principles of Management|
|7||William F. Tierney||Modern upholstering methods.||Mcknight and Mcknight.|
|8||Argent Jeanne||Upholstgery, Step-by-step guide||Hamlyn, 1974|
|9||Groneman, Christ H.||General Woodworking||McGraw Hill|
|10||Tinelife Books||The art of woodworking-building Cha||St. Mary Press|
|11||Tavntone books||Modern furniture procjects. The best tine woodworking||Tavntone books|