Mock exam paper A Ordinary Level Marking Scheme






In developing the marking schemes the following should be noted:

  • In many cases only key phrases are given which contain information and ideas that must appear in the candidate’s answer in order to merit the assigned marks
  • The descriptions, methods and definitions in the scheme are not exhaustive and alternative valid answers are acceptable
  • The detail required in any answer is determined by the context and the manner in which the question is asked, and by the number of marks assigned to the answer in the examination paper. Requirements and mark allocations may, therefore, vary from year to year.
  • Words, expressions or phrases must be correctly used in context and not contradicted, and where there is evidence of incorrect use or contradiction, the marks may not be awarded.

Leaving Certificate Home Economics – Scientific and Social

Written Examination – Ordinary Level

Section A

Answer any ten questions from this section.

Each question is worth 6 marks.

Write your answers in the spaces provided.

1. (a) List two elements found in lipids. (6)

(2 @ 1 mark)

Carbon, hydrogen, oxygen_____________________________________________________

  1. Name two dietary sources of each of the following lipids:

(4 @ 1 mark)

Animal suet, lard. dripping, butter, fat in yolk, meat, milk, cheese, fish oils, oily fish, shellfish

Vegetable olive oil, corn oil, sunflower oil, nuts, avocados________________________

2. Complete each of the following sentences in relation to the digestion of carbohydrates using

the words listed below. (6)

(3 @ 2 marks)

starch glucose fat

(i) Excess carbohydrate is stored as fat___ in the body.

(ii) The enzyme amylase found in saliva digests __starch_.

(iii) During digestion Carbohydrates are broken down to...

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