Mock exam paper A Common Level Marking Scheme
PRE-JUNIOR CERTIFICATE, 2011
MARKING PROCEDURES FOR THE WRITTEN PAPER,
CIVIC, SOCIAL AND POLITICAL EDUCATION (CSPE)
1. The procedure for marking will consist of:
Careful reading and analysis of all the answers
Allocation of marks to the components according to the agreed scheme.
(i) Identification of visually presented data
(ii) Stating facts.
Appropriate Statement (AS)
(i) A valid argument, reason, explanation, interpretation, comment,
opinion, judgement relevant to the topic
(ii) An explanation of a term or concept relevant to the topic
(iii) 2/3 tentative statements
(iv) A relevant illustration.
Tick clearly thus () each fact or AS.
(i) Starting from the beginning of the answer, tick () each fact or AS.
(ii) Award only the mark/s agreed on the marking scheme to each fact or AS.
(iii) In Section Three, total the marks awarded to each part of the question and note
in the right hand margin thus (), before marking the remainder.
(iv) Put the grand total of the question inside a circle on L.H. margin near the
(v) Read all answers, even excess, repeat or cancelled. The answer gaining most
marks is accepted within the rubrics of the examination paper.
(vi) When you have finished marking the script you should transfer the marks to
the grid on the front of the answer-book, question by question. Bracket excess
answers. Total the grid and subtract the excess.
(vii) A cumulative total should be recorded then at the bottom of the right hand
margin on every page where you have recorded a total mark for an entire
(viii) The final cumulative total is the end of page totals.
(ix) Fill in the Total end of page totals on the front grid of the written paper. This
total and the total mark on the grid must be the same or all steps should be
All suggested actions should be marked keeping in mind that they are the suggestions of
candidates generally aged 14-16 years.
Any suggested action, or solution to an issue present...