Mock exam paper C Ordinary Level Marking Scheme

PRE – LEAVING CERTIFICATE EXAMINATION, 2013

HISTORY – ORDINARY LEVEL

Marking Scheme

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

There are four parts in the Documents-based question:

1. Comprehension (40 marks)

2. Comparison (20 marks)

3. Criticism (20 marks)

4. Contextualisation (20 marks)

1. Comprehension (40 marks)

1(a) It is a “March pour l'Egalité” or “March for Equality”. 8M.

(b) Paris. 8M.

(c) “From under 20 per cent to 43 per cent”. 8M.

(d) “Mainly Senegal, Mali, Cameroon and Ivory Coast”. 8M.

(e) “There is more unemployment among immigrants than among native French, largely because the automobile and construction industries which traditionally give them jobs are in crisis”. 8M.

2. Comparison (20 marks)

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

Candidates can suggest either document is the more optimistic but must give two valid reasons, generally one referring to document A and one to document B

Document A is the more optimistic = 2M.

Document A is the more optimistic because it is advertising a march “for equality and against racism” and the picture shows a traditional slipper on one foot and a typically North African Islamic slipper on the other, suggesting that all races and traditions in France can work together = 4M.

Document B is less optimistic because it highlights how unemployment is so much higher among immigrants and how there is a “great debate about integration” = 4M.

Mark the quality of the explanation on its merits.

  1. Comments must relate to documents A and B.

Candidates can suggest either document is the more optimistic but must give two valid reasons, generally one referring to document A and one to document B

Document B gives more specific information = 2M.

Document A gives some solid information: the purpose of the march, the dates of the march and the city of origin and city of destination. But it tells us nothing of why such a march was necessary, what is the extent of immigration, of unemploymen...

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