Woodwork Paper 3, Nov/Dec. 2009  
Questions: 1 2 3 4 Main
General Comments




Candidates' weakness

The candidates were generally weak in:

  • naming the most appropriate machines for specific wood-machining activities;
  • identifying, sketching and stating of scratch stock;
  • stating the reasons for staining wood;
  • stating precautions to be taken when nailing;
  • naming appropriate safety devices used on the circular saw and surface planer;
  • stating the functions of router and jig saw.


To overcome these weaknesses, schools should be properly equipped with woodworking machines and safety devices.  Students should be given more assignments that will test those weaknesses listed above.  Also, students should be made to participate in practical workshop activities.

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