KCSE Past Papers 2018 Home Science Paper 2 (441/2)

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Home Science Paper 2 (441/2)

1. Presentation

(a)Work well pressed (1) and folded (½).

(b) Label (½) firmly fixed (1) without concealing details (½) and on a single fabric (½).

(c) Pins/needles (½) tacking threads (½) and unnecessary threads (½) removed.

(d) Made up for the left half(1).

Sub-total 6 ½

2. Cutting Out

(a) (b) All five pattern pieces cut-out (5 x ½).

Smooth cutting of short CF (1) and on straight (c) grain (½)

Smooth cutting of short CB (1) and on straight grain (½)

(d) Waistband CB. smoothly cut (½) and on straight

(e) grain (½ )

Waistband CF. smoothly cut (½ ) and on straight grain (½)

Pocket smoothly cut (2 x ½) and straight grain (2 x½)

3. Dart

(a) Straight stitchery (1) tapering to a point (½) (b) Thread ends well fastened at the point.

(c) Correct depth of dart 6.8cm to with 3mm (6.5— 7.fern)

(d) Correct width of dart 0.8cm to within 3mm (0.5- 1.1cm)

(e) Dart pressed towards C.B.

Flatness of dart of R.S. (½) and W.S. (½) (no pockets formed)

Sub-total 5½

4. Pocket

(a) Front pocket attached to front short (1) with

straight stitchery (1) with R.S together(1)

§) Back pocket attached to back short (1) with

straight stitchery (1) with R.S together(1) 3 (c) Pocket bag facing down (1) and correct shape(1)

(d) Pocket mouth reinforced at the top (½) and bottom(½)

(e) Smooth stitchery of curved edges of pocket (lx2).

Pocket mouth left open 1

Sub-total 12

5. Open Seam

(a)Joined with straight stitchery (1×2) Evenness of seam (½ x 2)

(b) Raw edges well neatened below the pocket (1x 2)

(c) Seam pressed open (½ x 2) and flat (½ x 2) on (d) W.S. (½ x 2) and R.S. ( 2 x 2).

(e) Width of seam 1.0cm to within 2mm (0.8cm — 1.2cm) (1×2)

(f) Seam snipped above and below the pocket (½ x 2)

Sub-total 12

6. French Seam (inner leg seam)

If not French Seam give zero (0)

(a) Seam well-trimmed(1) no threads on the R.S(1)

(b) Straight stitchery.

(c) Seam well knife edged.

(d) Evenness of seam.

(e) Correct size (6mm) to within 2mm (4mm-8mm)

(ft Seam pressed towards the back at the hem

(g) Flatness of seam at hem R.S. (½) and W S. (½)

(h) Hem folded and matching at the inner leg seam to within 2mm. 1

Sub-total 8½

7. Waist Band

(a) Waistband joined with straight stitchery.

(b) Waistband well knife edged (1 x 2)

(c) Waistband correctly attached with straight stitch- ery (1 x 2) and not trimmed (½ x 2) (d) Waistband even (1 x 2) and notches matching

(e) Raw edges of back waistband well tucked under. 1 Flatness of waistband on R.S. (1) and W.S. (1).

(g) Correct width of waistband 3.7cm to within 3mm (3.4cm— 4.0cm) (1 x 2).

(h) Waistband edges flash with CF (½) and C.B. (½).

Waistband interfaced. 1

(i) Waistband evenly top stitched. 2

(j) Quality of even tacking (if not even tacking (k) award zero)

Sub-total 22

8. Hem Management

Raw edges well turned (2) and held down with tacking stitches (1) using a single thread (1) Machine stitches straight (l) and close to the edge (1).

Flatness of hem on R.S. (1 x 2) and W.S. (1 x 2). Evenness of hem (1 x 2)

Correct width of hem 2.8cm to within 2mm (2.6 3.0cm) (1 x 2)

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