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Junior Certificate History Exam 2012
(Higher Level)

180 marks

150 minutes
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S. 1 Pictures (15 marks) (8 ½ %)
3 Pictures with 3 questions each

S. 2 Documents (15 marks) (8 ½ %)
2 Documents with 4/5 questions each

S. 3 Short Questions (20 marks) (11 %)
20 Short Questions – Do TEN at least

S. 4 People in History (40 marks – 2 x 20) (22%) N.B. DO ONE option from A & ONE option from B
Section A – Ancient Civilisations/ Rome/ Early Christian Ireland/ Middle Ages/ Renaissance

Section B – Age of Revolutions/ Industrial Revolution/ Political Change in 20th Century Ireland/

S. 5 Long Document (30 marks) (16 ½ %)
ONLY ONE of the following sections will come up.

Reformation

Age of Revolutions (America, France, Ireland)

Age of Exploration

Industrial Revolution & 19th Century Ireland (Famine)

Plantations

S. 6 (60 marks) (33 1/3%) N.B.

International Relations in the 20th Century (30)

Political Change in 20th Century Ireland (30)

(+ Two other sections from Junior Cert Course e.g. The Middle Ages/ Prehistoric Ireland)

SECTION 4: PEOPLE IN HISTORY (2 x 20 marks)

Do ONE OPTION from Part A & ONE OPTION from Part B

Marking Scheme:

SRS = Significant Relevant Statement (Each SRS = 2 marks) CM = 16 (8 x 2M)

OM = Overall Mark
OM = 4
VERY GOOD = 4M; GOOD = 3M; FAIR = 2M; POOR = 1M

Guidelines:

1) ENSURE that you are writing from the correct perspective e.g. a supporter of a named revolutionary

2) Always include an introductory paragraph on the birth and early life of a named explorer/ reformer/ revolutionary leader etc.

3) Ensure that you STATE & EXPLAIN key concepts e.g. ‘Justification by Faith Alone’/ Republicanism/ Sailing West to reach the East Indies

4) ALWAYS name & describe the widely-held beliefs of the time of the named person e.g. Church control over peoples’ religious beliefs/ Flat-Earth/ Ireland as part of the UK/ USA as a colony of England/

5) NAME the group(s)/ organisation(s) who were founded by or supported the beliefs of the named person

6) ALWAYS NAME & DESCRIBE the impact of inventions/ innovations that aided the stated person & their beliefs/ revolution e.g. Printing Press/ Astrolabe/ Magnetic Compass/ Seed Drill/ Selective Breeding/ Factory System/ Steam Locomotive/ Home Rule/ IRB Fenianism/ Fascism/ Communism/

7) DESCRIBE & EXPLAIN how people and institutions reacted to the named person’s beliefs/ discoveries e.g. the Counter-Reformation/ superstitions of sailors during the Age of Discovery/ British refusal to accept Irish Independence/

8) DESCRIBE the impact of the named person on later history itself: Spread of Protestantism throughout Europe/ Counter-Reformation/ Spanish Inquisition/ Discovery of American Continents/ New Colonies/ New ways of travelling/ Spread of Irish Republicanism/ Spread of Communism/ Spread of Fascism in Europe

PART A OPTIONS (PEOPLE IN HISTORY)

EARLY MODERN EUROPE & IRELAND

- A monk in an early Christian monastery in Ireland (2011/ 07/ 05) N.B.

- A person living in a named ancient civilisation OUTSIDE of Ireland. (11/ 09/ 06/ 04) N.B.

- A farmer living in ancient (pre-Christian) Ireland. (08/ 05)

- A named religious reformer at the time of the Reformation (2011/ 08) N.B.

- An archaeologist working on a dig. (2010/ 07/ 04)

- The lord or lady of a medieval castle. (2010/ 08)

- A knight living in a medieval castle. (05) N.B.

- A named Renaissance artist from OUTSIDE of Italy. (2009)...
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