Junior Cert History: Exam structure and past exam questions by topic [Higher Level] Updated for 2020!
Below is a very useful Junior Cert History exam resource [Higher Level]. It should be used with past exam papers. It includes:
Junior Cert History: Guide to Question 3 and sample short-answer questions. Sample answers included [Higher Level] Updated for 2020!
Question 3 of the Junior Cert History exam is short-answer questions. This question examines content from years 1 to 3. The most effective way to prepare for this section is to practice past questions.
Below is a guide on how this section should be approached. Resource also contains 20 short-answer questions taken from past Junior Cert exam papers. Sample answers included.
Test yourself! Attempt the short-answer questions before referring to the sample answers. Give yourself 15 minutes. This resource should be used as part of the final preparation for the mock exam or the state exam.
Junior Cert History: List of key paragraphs for Question 6 [Parts C & D] and a sample answer [Higher Level] Updated for 2020!
Below is a list of key paragraphs that should be prepared in preparation for Question 6 [Parts C & D] of the Junior Cert History exam [Higher Level]. Part C examines your knowledge of 20th century Irish history. Part D deals with 20th century international relations. Typically, both parts ask students to write two paragraphs. A paragraph will be worth 10 or 12 marks.
Include a minimum of 5-6 Significant Relevant Statements in a paragraph. Limit background information to one statement. Resource contains a sample paragraph, 'The civil rights movement in Northern Ireland'.
Chart your progress by highlighting each paragraph on the list as you progress.
Section 4 of the Junior Cert History exam is People in History. Students are required to write two essay type answers. One from Part A and one from Part B. Both parts have a choice of three. This section is worth 40 marks [20 X 2] at Higher Level. It is worth 50 marks [25 X 2] at Ordinary Level.
Below is a checklist for People in History questions. To prepare, a Higher Level student should note 8-10 Significant Relevant Statements for each question. An Ordinary Level student should note 5 Significant Relevant Statements for each question. A journal or notebook may be kept for this purpose. It is advisable to highlight one key term within each fact. This resource also contains a sample Higher Level note on Christopher Columbus.
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