Mock exam paper A Higher Level Marking Scheme

PRE - LEAVING CERTIFICATE 2011

MARKING SCHEME

HISTORY

Marking Scheme

SECTION 1: DOCUMENTS-BASED QUESTION (DBQ) (100 Marks)

1. Comprehension (20 marks)

1(a) The closure of rail links to Donegal in 1953 and to Dublin in 1965, and the subsequent downgrading of the link to Belfast. 5M.

(b) Showed the potential for moving forward through non-violent direct action. 5M.

(c) Because of its circumscribed mental outlook, its cramped physical situation, a willingness to accept standards which were low by university criteria, the placing of the older members of staff would create problems and the denominational background of the College would slow down its acceptance generally. Any three = 5M.

(d) It would raise expectations and would give the impression that it was even beginning to think of any development of Magee. 5M.

2. Comparison (20 marks)

2(a) Comments must relate to documents A and B.

The two document strongly disagree as to the suitability of Magee College as the nucleus for a new university. Document A asserts that Magee would be suitable: “rather than in the city of Derry, which already had the historic buildings of Magee College, the obvious site for a new seat of learning”. Document B asserts that Magee would be unsuitable: “Because of its circumscribed mental outlook, its cramped physical situation, a willingness to accept standards which were low by university criteria, the placing of the older members of staff would create problems and the denominational background of the College would slow down its acceptance generally”.

Answer referring to one document only = 5M max.

Each side to be marked as follows: Excellent = 5 mks, Very Good = 4 mks, Good = 3 mks, Fair = 2 mks, Weak = 0-1 mk. 10 mks.

  1. Comments must relate to documents A and B.

Document A does confirm the warning in Document B that it would be “unwise to raise expectations” about the possible role of Magee in any new university. Document B warns about the consequences of raising expectations: “In view of this, i...

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