Higher Level Paper

 
Marks 280/320 – Students who complete the textiles elective will be marked out of 280 marks , those who choose the other electives will be marked out of 320 marks.
 
The paper consists of three sections.

Section A

Section A carries 60 marks and consists of short questions students must answer ten out of the twelve questions asked. Each question carries 6 marks. It is advised that students should spend no more than 28 minutes on Section A.

Section B

Section B carries 180 marks, students must answer question 1 and any two of the other four questions asked. It is advised that students should spend no more than 37 minutes on each question 1 on Section 2.
Question 1 is compulsory and may be a question on any of the three sections i.e. Food Studies, Social Studies or Resource Management / Consumer Studies.
In addition, you must answer 2 of the 4 remaining questions.
There will be at least one question on each of the three sections plus one other question from any of the three sections. You should spent no more than 24 minutes each on the other two questions in Section 2.

Section C

Section C carries 80/40 marks dependent on the elective chosen. Candidates who submitted Textiles, Fashion and Design coursework for examination may attempt only Question 2 from this section.
There are three electives:
  • Textiles,fashion and design (40 marks)
  • Social Studies (80 marks)
  • Home Design and Management (80 marks)
 
It is advised that students should spend no more than 37 minutes on Section C. 
 

Home Economics Exam Breakdown:

Duration of Exam: 2 hours 30 minutes (150 minutes).
Total marks for exam 320 marks.

Please note students must attempt ten questions from twelve questions from Section A, answer question 1 and any other two questions from Section B and one from section C.

Section A

60 Marks
28 minutes
Section B:

Question 1

80 Marks
37 minutes
Section B:

Question 2 & 3

50 Marks
24 minutes


Section C: Electives: Answer one elective question from this section. Candidates who submitted Textiles, Fashion and Design coursework for examination may attempt only Question 2.

Elective 1:

80 Marks
37 minutes