Mock exam paper A Higher Level
PRE-LEAVING CERTIFICATE EXAMINATION, 2011
HISTORY – HIGHER LEVEL
Field of Study: Later Modern, 1815 – 1993
Written examination: 400 marks
Duration: 2 hours and 50 minutes
Instructions to candidates:
Attempt Sections 1, 2 and 3 inside.
Section 1 (100 marks)
Documents-based question (Ireland: Topic 5).
Answer all parts of this section.
Section 2 (100 marks)
Ireland: Topics 1, 2, 3, 4, 6.
Answer one question from one topic.
Section 3 (200 marks)
Europe and the wider world: Topics 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.
Answer one question on each of two topics.
SECTION 1: DOCUMENTS-BASED STUDY
Ireland: Topic 5
Politics and society in Northern Ireland, 1949 – 1993
Case study to which the documents relate:
The Coleraine University Controversy
Study the documents opposite and answer the questions below:
- (a) According to document A, what had “enhanced” John Hume's “sense of isolation”?
(b) According to document A, why was the defeated University for Derry campaign “ still significant”?
(c) In document B, list three problems the Lockwood Committee has found with Magee College as the site for a new university.
(d) According to document B, why would it be unwise to ask Magee for any “elaboration of its evidence”? (20)
- (a) To what extent do the two documents agree or disagree on the suitability of Magee College as the nucleus of a new university? Refer to both documents in your answer.
(b) Does document A confirm the warning in document B that it would be “unwise to raise expectations” about the possible role of Magee in any new university? Explain your answer, referring to both documents. (20)
- (a) Which document, A or B, is the more objective source? Explain your answer, referring to both documents.
(b) What is the value to an historian of documents like documents A and B above? Explain your answer, referring to both documents. (20)
- To what extent was the decision to site Northern Ireland's new university in Coleraine rather than Derry proof of a “West of the Bann” policy at Stormont? (40)