Clothing and Textiles Paper 2, May/June 2013  
Questions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 Main
General Comments

Candidate WEakness

The candidates’ weaknesses were on questions 1a, 2 and 3 which were on description of the microscopic appearance of cotton, linen, rayon, wool, method used for identifying cotton fibre, advantage of nylon, examples of nylon fabric available in the West African market, factors that necessitate extra amount of fabrics in clothing construction, set - in sleeve and a raglan sleeve, ways of finishing the edge of a raglan sleeve and uses of sleeves, some candidates gave some answers to different questions. They did not answer questions that had to do with diagrams well. Teachers should ensure they teach the students practical and not only theory. They should do a lot of sketching on the board and give the students a lot of homework. Teachers should attend workshop in order to update their knowledge, the laboratory in each school should be equipped with enough sewing tools

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