International General Certificate of Secondary Education
MARK SCHEME for the June 2004 question papers
Paper 1, maximum raw mark 60
Paper 2, maximum raw mark 50
Paper 4 (Alternative to Coursework), maximum raw mark 40
These mark schemes are published as an aid to teachers and students, to indicate the requirements of the examination. They show the basis on which Examiners were initially instructed to award marks. They do not indicate the details of the discussions that took place at an Examiners’ meeting before marking began. Any substantial changes to the mark scheme that arose from these discussions will be recorded in the published Report on the Examination.
All Examiners are instructed that alternative correct answers and unexpected approaches in candidates’ scripts must be given marks that fairly reflect the relevant knowledge and skills demonstrated.
Mark schemes must be read in conjunction with the question papers and the Report on the Examination.
CIE will not enter into discussion or correspondence in connection with these mark schemes.
CIE is publishing the mark schemes for the June 2004 question papers for most IGCSE and GCE Advanced Level syllabuses.
UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL EXAMINATIONS
Grade thresholds taken for Syllabus 0470 (History) in the June 2004 examination. maximum
minimum mark required for grade:
The threshold (minimum mark) for B is set halfway between those for Grades A and C. The threshold (minimum mark) for D is set halfway between those for Grades C and E. The threshold (minimum mark) for G is set as many marks below the F threshold as the E threshold is above it.
Grade A* does not exist at the level of an individual component.
MAXIMUM MARK: 60
IGCSE EXAMINATIONS – JUNE 2004
APPLICATION OF THE MARK SCHEME
Use of the Mark Scheme
It is not possible to cover every possible type of response within a levels of response mark scheme and examiners are expected to use their professional judgement at all times in ensuring that responses are placed in the correct levels and given an appropriate mark within that level.
Marking must be positive. Marks must not be deducted for inaccurate or irrelevant answers. Half- marks must not be used.
The full range of marks should be used. Do not be afraid to award full marks or no marks. Failure to do this will seriously affect the distribution of marks. Be prepared to reward candidates who show any level of understanding. The mark scheme starts from basic acceptable response.
Be consistent from script to script and from batch to batch.
Indicate that all answers have been seen.
Do not transfer marks from one part of a question to another.
If a candidate reaches a particular level s/he must be rewarded with a mark within that level. It is not necessary to work through the levels.
Exhaustive lists of possible facts are not given in the mark scheme, as there is often a choice of factual knowledge that candidates may use.
WHERE EXAMPLES OF RESPONSES ARE GIVEN,
PRESCRIPTIVE, BUT ARE INTENDED AS A GUIDE.
Where a band of marks is indicated for a level these marks should be used with reference to the development of the answer within that level.
All marking should be in red.
The level, and mark awarded for each part question, MUST be shown clearly in the margin of the script towards the end of an answer, e.g. L3/8.
At the end of each...