Mock exam paper D Ordinary Level Marking Scheme







1. The procedure for marking will consist of:

(a) Careful reading and analysis of all answers;

(b) Allocation of marks to the components according to the agreed scheme;

(c) Addition of the marks with attention to: (i) Maximum per section; (ii) Maximum per question.

2. Components

(a) Facts - (i) Identification of visually presented data; (ii) Stating facts.

(b) Significant Relevant Statement (SRS):

(i) A significant fact, aspect or phase of the topic;

(ii) An explanation of a term or concept relevant to the topic;

(iii) A valid interpretation/comment/opinion/judgement relevant to topic;

(iv) 2/3 tentative statements of fact, etc;

(v) An important cause/effect;

(vi) A pertinent, relevant map/illustration (may merit > 1 SRS)

(vii) Valid introductory material.

3. Marking

(a) Answers are awarded: (i) A Cumulative Mark (CM); (ii) An Overall Mark (OM).

(b) The Cumulative Mark (CM): Starting from the beginning of the answer, tick clearly thus () each SRS. Award the mark/s agreed on the marking scheme to each SRS.

(c)The Overall Mark (OM): In making a judgement on OM, the examiner must consider the quality of

the answer in the light of the set question/item. Note that answers earning maximum marks on CM need not necessarily earn full marks on OM. The total awarded for CM and OM must be shown separately.

(d) Total the marks awarded to each part of the question in the right-hand margin thus: four marks to be shown as < 4. Then proceed to mark the remainder. Put the grand total for the question, for example (30), on the left-hand margin near the question number.

(e) Read all answers, even excess, repeated or cancelled. The answer gaining most marks is accepted within the rubrics of the paper.


JUNIOR CERTIFICATE HISTORY - Ordinary Level - 180 marks

1. PICTURES (35 mks)

(a) Picture A shows an early Norman Castle.

(i) Motte and Bailey. 3M

(ii) Man-made hill = Motte; Area surrou...

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