Process

 

There are several ways this type of question can be written. Normally, there is a table with two columns and three or four rows. Each row gives a step in the process in the first column and the required tool in the second column. Half the cells in the table are empty and you are asked to fill them in.

 

 

            

 

 

So, you may have to put the name of the tool in column 2 or look at the tool and write in column 1 what step it would be used for. When naming the tool, you must be specific, that is, for cutting curved lines you would put coping saw, (not just saw), and for cutting straight lines you would put tenon saw, (for wood), or hacksaw, (for metal). The word “saw” on its own would get no marks, as it is not specific enough. In this type of question, there is usually one mark for each cell correctly completed

 

Other version of this question would have several lines and you describe one step of the process on each line, getting one mark per line. Alternatively, there might be several lines and you write a short description of the process. The number of marks tells you how many steps to include

 

Examples of Process questions are 1998 Paper 2 question 1(c), 2000 Paper 2 question 1(d) and 2000 Paper 2 question 2(b)