Homescience Paper 2 Questions and Answers - Form 4 End Term 2 2021

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Instructions to candidates

  1. This paper consists of 3 printed pages.
  2. Candidates should check the question paper to ascertain that all the pages are printed as indicated and that no questions are missing.
  3. Candidates MUST use machine stitches appropriately in the construction of the garment. Hand stiches used INSTEAD of machine stiches will not be marked.
  4. Hand stitches will only be allowed for the making of hemming, tacking and loop stitches.


QUESTIONS

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

  1. Pattern pieces
    1. Bodice front
    2. Bodice back
    3. Skirt front
    4. Skirt back
    5. Collar
    6. Cut out a cross way strip measuring 18cm long by 4cm wide
  2. Plain light weight cotton fabric 70cm long by 90cm wide
  3. Cotton sewing thread to match the fabric
  4. One large envelope

THE TEST
Using the materials provided, cut out and make the LEFT SIDE of the girl’s dress to show the following processes:

  1. Cutting out (18 marks)
  2. Making of the dart at the front bodice (6 ½ marks)
  3. Making of the shoulder seam using an open seam (13 ½ marks)
  4. Making of the side seam on the bodice and skirt using a French seam (22 marks)
  5. Attaching of the bodice pieces to the skirt pieces using an overlaid seam and neatening of half of the back seam using overcasting stitches (9 marks)
  6. Preparation of the collar. Attaching of the collar using a crossway strip (13 marks)
  7. Edge stitching at the hem ready for attachment (2 marks)
  8. Overall presentation (6 marks)

At the end of the examination; firmly sew on your work, on a single fabric, a label bearing your name and index number. Remove the needle and pins from your work. Fold your work neatly and place it in the envelope provided.
Do not put scraps of fabric in the envelope.
HS 1 JHGAGDA
LAY OUT (NOT DRAWN TO SCALE)
H.S 2 JKHGUAGYD



Marking Scheme

  1. PRESENTATION
    • Work well pressed ½ and folded ½  1
    • Lebel (1) firmly fixed ½ on a single fabric ½ without concealing details 2
    • Pins and needles removed ½ 1
    • Tacking ½ and unnecessary hanging ½ threads removed 1
    • Made up for the left side (1) 1 (Sub Total 6)
  2. CUTTING OUT
    • All six pieces cut out ( ½ x 6)
    • Cutting of front bodice straight (2) and cut on grain (1) to within 2 mm
    • Cutting of back bodice straight (2) and cut on grain (1)
    • Back skirt cut straight (1)
    • Front skirt cut straight (1)
    • Smooth cutting of colar (1) and on straight grain (1) to within 2mm
    • Smooth cutting of the lower edge of the skirt( 2 ) front and back( 2 )
    • Neck binding cut out on bias (1) Sub Total 18
  3. THE DART
    • Dart made with straight stitchery (1)
    • Dart tapering ½ and fastened ½ at the point
    • Correct length of dart (1) to within 2mm(72cm – 7.6cm)
    • Correct width of dart (1) (mark at the seam)to within 2mm(1.2cm -1.6cm)
    • Flatness of dart on W.S ½ and R.S. ½
    • Dart pressed towards the C.F ½ Sub Total 6½
  4. SEAM (OPEN SEAM)
    (if not seam give 0)
    • Seam attached with straight stitchery (2)
    • Seam appropriately neatened (2 x 2)
    • Evenness of the neatened seam 2
    • Correct size of seam 1 cm to within 2mm ( 0.8 – 1.2 cm) (2 x 2)
    • Seam open ( ½ ) and flat on R.S ( ½)and W.S (½ )Sub Total 13 ½
  5. SIDE SEAM (BODICE AND SKIRT) FRENCH SEAM
    (If not French award 0)
    • 1st line of stitching straight (1) (mark by impression) 1 x 2
    • 2nd line of stitching done on the seam line (2) 1 x 2
    • Evenness of the seam (2) 2 x 2
    • Raw edges well concealed on the R.S (1) 1 x 2
    • Correct size (width to within 2mm) (2)(0.4 – 0.8cm) 2 x 2
    • Seam well knife edged (2) 2 x 2
    • Flat at waist (1) 1 x 2
    • Pressed towards back (at the waist) 1 x 2  Sub Total 22
  6. OVERLAID SEAM
    • Straight stitchery (2) 1 x 2 close to the fold (1) 1 x 2
    • Seams matching where they cross(i.e side seam of bodice and skirt) (1)
    • Half seam neatened (1)
    • Overcasting stitches done well (1)
    • Correct width of seam (1) (0.4 – 0.8cm)  Sub Total 9
  7. PREPARATION OF THE COLLOLAR AND ATTACHMENT
    • Good stitchery along the seam allowance (1)
    • Seam allowance trimmed to within 1mm to avoid bulk (1)
    • Knife edged all round (1) curves well rounded (1)
    • Correctly positioned 1
    • Flatness of the attached collar 1
    • Cross way strip even(1) and appropriately worked/hemmed (1)
    • Correct shape 1 and size(1) of the attached collar(super impose)
    • Neckline seam evenly trimmed (1) and snipped (1)
    • Collar attached by sandwiching between the dress ½ and cross way strip ½  Sub Total 13
  8. EDGE STITCHING THE HEM
    • Straight stitchery (1)
    • Even edge (1)    Sub Total 2

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