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Health Science Paper 1, May/June 2010  
Questions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Main
General Comments
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Question 6

(a) Mention the three body forms in humans [3 marks]
(b) State two features of each body form mentioned in (a) above [6 marks]
(c) State one factor necessary for the maintenance of health [ 1 mark]

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observation

 

This question was attempted by many candidates and candidates performance was poor. In part (a) some candidates mentioned body forms in humans however, few candidate lost mark due to their inability to mention body forms in humans. In part (b) candidates could not state features of body forms, few that mentioned features of body form took social emotional characteristics and activities of the body forms or types as the features. In part (c) some candidates stated factor necessary for the maintenance of health however, few lost mark due to their inability to state factor necessary for the maintenance of health.
The expected answers were as follows:
(aBody forms in humans
Endomorphs
Mesomorphs
Ectomorphs
(b) Features of each body form
Endomorphs
roundness and softness of the body
possession of small bones
large head and small neck
possession of smooth body contours
short and tapering limbs
fatty breasts
possession of wide buttocks
large body frame.
Ectopmorphs
possession of fragile and delicate body structure
Possession of thin bones and small muscles
Small head with slender neck and waist
Skin sometimes appears dry
Flat abdomen with small buttocks, long thin legs
Possession of protruded ribs, usually lack upper body strength and power.
(c) Factors necessary for the maintenance of health
Balanced diet
Physical exercise
Personal hygiene
Adequate rest
Good/healthy environment

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