Clothing and Textiles – SS1, SS2 & SS3 Curriculum; Scheme of Work; Assessment Tests

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ASSURE Educational Services has put-together the scheme of work on Clothing and Textiles  – SS1, SS2 and SS3 based on the National Curriculum and the syllabus of WAEC and NECO. All the topics highlighted in the National Curriculum and the syllabus of WAEC and NECO have been accommodated in our Scheme of Work.

End of term Assessment Tests in SS1, SS2 and SS3 alongside Overall Assessment Tests are available. Schools may adopt our scheme of work because of its simplicity and ease of monitoring of academic activities.

The Scheme of Work stated below is inexhaustible. Schools are encouraged to input weeks and periods of completion of topics in accordance with the academic calendar, number of students and available classes.

SS1 Clothing and Textiles – 1st Term Scheme of Work

Class Term Main Topic Sub-Topics Contents
SS1 1st Term Career Opportunities in Clothing and Textiles (i)   Career types – Reasons for studying Clothing and Textiles
– Career types e.g. modelling, teaching, dressmaking and tailoring, textiles chemist, textiles designer, etc.
– Basic requirements for careers e.g. knowledge, academic qualification, etc.
(ii)    Work ethics – Meaning
– Components – rules and regulations, attitudes, behaviours, integrity, self confidence, etc.
– Importance and benefits of work ethics.
Fibre and Fabric – Meaning of fibre, yarn, fabric, etc.
– Classification
– Characteristics/properties
– Identification
– Combinations (blends, mixtures)
– Fabrication/construction (weaves, crocheting, knitting)
– Finishing treatments.

SS1 Clothing and Textiles – 2nd Term Scheme of Work

Class Term Main Topic Sub-Topics Contents
SS1 2nd Term Clothing – Concept
– Wardrobe for family members e.g. babies, pre-school
children, teenagers, etc.
Wardrobe Planning – Factors to consider in wardrobe
– Benefits of planning wardrobes.
– Concept
– Importance
– Factors that promote good grooming.
– Selection of appropriate clothes and accessories

SS1 Clothing and Textiles – 3rd Term Scheme of Work

Class Term Main Topic Sub-Topics Contents
SS1 3rd Term Good Grooming Proper use of cosmetics.
Cosmetics and health.
Sewing Equipment/Tools

(a) Classification (i) By size: large and small
(ii) By functions e.g. pressing,
cutting, measuring, etc.
(b) selection/choice
(c) factors affecting choice
(d) use and care
(e) reasons, correct handling, storage.
(f) Sewing Machine (i) Types, advantages and
disadvantages, brands
(ii) Factors affecting the selection
of the sewing machine.
(iii) Parts of the sewing machine.
(iv) Functions of the parts of the
sewing machine.
(v) Setting and threading the
sewing machine.
(vi) Care
(vii) Common faults and remedies
(g) Safety in the use of Tools/Equipment.

SS2 Clothing and Textiles – 1st Term Scheme of Work

Class Term Main Topic Sub-Topics Contents
SS2 1st Term Sewing Processes (i) Stitches – types
– classification
– uses
– rules for working stitches
(ii) Seams -types
– classification
– choice of seams
– rules for making seams.
(iii) Arrangements of Fullness – types
– factors for choosing fullness.
– rules for working.
(iv) Edge Finishes – concept
– reasons
– edges requiring finishing
– types of finishes
– points to consider when
choosing edge finishes
(vii) Pockets – types
– functions
– attachment
Garment Construction (a) Essentials of garment construction (i) Lining and interfacing
– concept
– importance
– suitable fabrics for lining e.g.
satin, fine polyester, muslin, etc.
– suitable fabrics for interfacing
e.g. canvas, vilene, petersham etc.
– ways of fixing lining.(ii) Fashion features
– types e.g. collars, necklines,
sleeves, frills, belts, etc.
– uses
– directions for working.(iii) Simple patterns

(a) Types of patterns
(i) Commercial Pattern
(Printed and Perforated)
(ii) Freehand cutting, etc.
(iii) Drafted and adaptation

(b) Taking body measurement
(c) Pattern making e.g. bodice, skirt, sleeve, short, etc.
(d) Pattern Adaptation and Alteration (i) Adaptation of basic block
(ii) Simple alteration
(e) Laying and cutting out.
(f) Fitting garments

SS2 Clothing and Textiles – 2nd Term Scheme of Work

Class Term Main Topic Sub-Topics Contents

2nd Term

Clothing Design (i)Elements of design e.g. line, colour, etc.
(ii) Principles of design e.g. balance, rhythm.
(iii) Application of principles and elements
of design in clothing construction and selection.
(iv) Identification of figure type for both
male and female
(v) Choice of styles for different figure types.
Care and Maintenance of Clothes (a)   Care labels
(b)  Stains (i) types,
(ii) agents,
(iii) removal of stain.
(c)  Laundry (i) steps in laundry,
(ii) washing of simple fabrics e.g. cotton, linen and wool.
(d) Dry cleaning (i) Home-sponging
(ii) Commercial
(e) Repair and customizing – repair/mending renovation
– remodeling
(f)   Storage and packing of clothes
Creative Fabric Craft (a) Patchwork
(b) Appliqué
(c) Hand and machine embroidery
(d) Soft toys
(e) Crocheting, knitting
(f) Macrame

SS2 Clothing and Textiles – 3rd Term Scheme of Work

Class Term Main Topic Sub-Topics Contents
SS2 3rd Term Consumer Education (a) Principles of shopping – meaning of a consumer and
consumer education.
– rights of a consumer – Enforcers
(govt agencies, consumer agencies and regulations)
– points to bear in mind when
shopping for Clothing and Textiles products.
(b) Sources of Clothing and Textiles products (budgeting and impulsive
– market
– departmental stores
– hawkers etc.
(c) Setting up a Clothing and Textiles enterprise.

(a) Explanation of terms (i) – entrepreneur
– entrepreneurship
– enterprise, etc.
(ii) – Characteristics of entrepreneur
(iii) – Advantages and disadvantages of an entrepreneur.
(b) Requirements for a Clothing and Textiles entrepreneur e.g. knowledge and skills.
(c) Factors that promote success in entrepreneurship
(d) Clothing and Textiles Enterprise – tailoring/dressmaking
– itinerant sewing
– alteration specialist, etc.
(e) Setting up a Clothing and Textiles enterprise (i) choice of business idea
(ii) market research
(iii) development of business plan
(f) Managing a Clothing and Textiles enterprise
Organising Clothing
and TextilesExhibition/
Modelling and Fashion
(i) Meaning of terms – exhibition,
modelling and fashion show
(ii) Types
(iii) Purpose
(iv) Factors to consider
(a) Publicity (mass media, print media).
(b) Security, where to exhibit.
(c) What to exhibit, etc.


SS3 Clothing and Textiles – 1st & 2nd Term Scheme of Work (Practical/Revision)

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