KCSE 2017 Home Science Paper 2 with Marking scheme

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Instructions to the Candidates

  • Candidates MUST use machine stitches appropriately in the construction of the garment. Hand stitches used INSTEAD of machine stitches will not be marked.
  • Hand stitches will only be allowed for the making of tacking and loop stitches.

GIRL'S DRESS

A pattern of a girl's dress is provided. You are advised to study the sketches, instructions and the layout carefully before you begin the test.

MATERIALS PROVIDED

  1. Pattern Pieces
    1. Skirt front and back
    2. Bodice front
    3. Bodice back
    4. Sleeve
    5. Back neck facing
  2. Plain lightweight cotton fabric 60cm long and 90 cm wide.
  3. Sewing thread to match the fabric.
  4. One large envelope.

THE TEST

Using the materials provided, lay, cut out and make the LEFT HALF of a girl's dress to show the following processes:

  1. Cutting out.  (13½ marks)
  2. Making of the shoulder seam using an open seam.  (8 marks)
  3. Joining the back neck facing to the extended front facing. Attaching the facing to finish the neckline  (16 marks)
  4. Making the bodice side and underarm seam using a french seam.  (11 marks)
  5. Preparing and attaching the sleeve to the armhole. Neaten a quarter of the armhole scam from the underarm scam using loop stitches. Manage the sleeve hem with tacking stitches.  (19 marks)
  6. Preparing the skirt using gathers and attaching it to the bodice.    (12 marks)
  7. Neatening the free-edge of the facings.  (4 marks)
  8. Overall presentation   (6½ marks)

At the end of the examination, firmly sew onto your work, on a single fabric a label bearing your name and index number. Remove the needle, pins and loose threads from your work. Fold your work neatly and place it in the envelope provided. Do not put scraps of fabric in the envelope. Do not seal the envelope.

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MARKING SCHEME

   DESCRIPTION   MAX SCORE   ACTUAL SCORE   REMARKS 
  1. 
 (a)
 (b)
 
 (c)
 
 (d)  
PRESENATION
Work well pressed (1) and folded (½).
Label (½) firmly sewn (1) without concealing details (½) and on a single fabric (½).
Pins/needles (½) unnecessary tacking threads (½) and loose threads (½) removed.
Made up for the left half (1).



 2½

 1½
 1
   
      Sub - total      
  2. 
 (a)
 (b)

 (c)

 (d)
 (e)
 (f)

 (g)
CUTTING OUT
All five pieces cut-out (5 x ½ ).
Smooth cutting of the dress-skirt CB (2) and on straight grain (1) to within 3mm.
Smooth cutting of the front bodice (2) and on straight grain (1). Mark by impression
Smooth cutting of bodice back (1) and on straight grain (1) to within 3 mm. Sleeve cut on straight grain.
Smooth cutting of the back neck facing (½) and on straight grain (½) to within 2mm
Smooth cutting of skirt lower edge

 
  2½
    3

    3  
    2
    1
    1
 
    2

   
      Sub-total     14½    
  3.
 (a)
 (b)
 (c)
 (d)

 (e)

SHOULDER SEAM (OPEN SEAM) (If not open seam award Zero)
Seam joined with straight stitchery
Well neatened raw edges (1x2).
Evenness of seam allowance
Seam pressed open (2x2) and flat, R.S (V x2), W.S ( x2)at neckline and at armhole
Correct size of seam-allowance (1 cm) to within 2mm (0.8 cm - 1.2 cm) (x2)

   1
   2
   1
   3
   1
   
  
  
   
      Sub-total    8    
  4.
 (a)
 
 (b)
 (c)
 (d)

 (e)
 (f)
  (g)
NECK FACING
Back and extended front facing joined with straight stitchery (½) Seam trimmed (½) pressed open(½) and unneatened(½)
Facing attached to neckline with smooth stitchery
Seam trimmed (1) Snipped (2) and under stitched (2)
Facing scam and shoulder seam meeting to within 2 mm at neckline and shoulder seam (2) and held down with a (1) stitch
Centre front of extended facing well pointed (1)
Extended facing well folded (½) and flat (½) at the centre front.
Flatness of neck-facing (front and back).
   
   2
  
   2
   5
   3
   
   1
   1
   2 
   
        Sub-total     16    
  5.
 (a)
 (b)
 (c)
 (d)
 (e)
 (f)
 (g)
 
 (h)
  (i)
(FRENCH SEAM) (If not French seam award zero) from B-H
Underarm Scam and side seam made before sleeve is attached.
Straight stitchery of seam. (1x2)
Scam well-trimmed(12) x2, no threads on RS (V.x2).
Seam well-knife edged (14) x2
Evenness of seam V x2
Correct size (6 mm) to within 2mm (4-8 mm) x2
Seam pressed towards the back at armhole (½ x2) and at the waist line
(½ x2)
Flatness of seam at the armhole (½ x2) and at the waistline (½ x2)
Side seam and underarm seam meeting to within 2 mm
   
   1
   2
   2
   1
   1
   1
   2
   
   2
   1
   
       Sub -total     13    
 6.
 (a)
 (b)
 (c)
 (d)
 
 (e)
 
 (f)

 (g)

 (h)
SLEEVE
Good hang
Easing evenly distributed (1) around the crown (1)
Armhole seam made with smooth stitchery
Correct positioning of sleeve i.e back to back (1) bodice and front on front bodice
Armhole seam smoothly trimmed (1 cm) (½)to within (2mm (0.8-1.2 cm) (½)
A quarter of the armhole seam neatened with the loop stitches(1) using single thread(½)
Sleeve hem managed by edge-stitching (1) and tumed (1) and held down with tacking (1) stitched only using single thread (½)
Sleeve hem size 1.2 cm to within 2mm ( 1 cm to 1.4 cm).
    
    1
    2
    2
    2
     
    1
    
    1½
     
    3½

     1
   
      Sub-total     14    
  7.
 (a)
 (b)
NEATENING OF THE ARMHOLE If not loop stitches award zero.
Loop stitches evenly spaced (1) and even in length (1).
Stitches securely fastened on (½) and off  (½).
   
   2
   1
   
      Sub-total    3    
  8.
 (a)
 (b)
 (c)
 (d)
 (e)
 (f)
SKIRT
Gathers well distributed (2) and good hang (2).
Smooth (1) stitchery (1) of the waistline seam.
Evenness of seam
The space at the extended facing part of the waistline seam not gathered Stitching line between the two gathering rows.
Award marks if gathers are of good quality
   
   4
   2
   2
   1
   2

   
      sub-total    11    
  9.
 (a)
 (b)
FACING
Free-edge facing smoothly neatened
Facing pressed flat
   
    2
    2
   
      Sub-total     4    
      TOTAL      90    
      FINAL MARK = Actual score
                                2
     
      Total90/2    45    

 


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