Knowing the layout of your paper is vital because if you do not know how the paper is laid out and what comes where, it is certain that you will be lost on the day of your exam. This thread is for anybody who needs me (or other people, feel free to - make sure they're all truthful though!) to help them with layouts of papers. I can help you with the layouts of the following subjects (regardless of FL, OL or HL):
English, Irish, Maths, French, Spanish, Business Studies, Geography, History, CSPE, Music, Science.
Section A: 20 Short Questions on all aspects of the course
Section B: 6 long questions. You must do 4. Q1 is Budgets, Q2 is club accounts, Q3 is Economics, Q4,5,6 are unknown.
6 long questions. You must do 4. Q1 is ledgers, books of first entry and trial balances. Q2 is business documents. Q4 is trading, profit and loss account and balance sheet.
Spend about 28 minutes on each long question. Important topics for long questions include: Insurance. The consumer and people at work.
For the short questions there is usually a question on Initials, IT, entering a transaction into a day book, control accounts, filling in an extract from a final account and giving example of a specified topic, e.g. Give two examples of oral communication
Algebra, e.g. Solving equations, inequalities, long division in algebra, patterns and sequences, real life graphs, factorising, rearranging formulae, algebraic fractions, simultaneous equations,
Number, e.g. Arithmetic, sets, number systems, Surds, scientific notation, Surds
Geometry and Trigonometry. e.g. Quadrilaterals, similar triangles, circles. Theorems, corollaries, axioms, proofs, trig ratios and finding angles, Pythagoras
Probability and Statistics, e.g. Probability of an event, probability scale, tree diagrams, vent diagram probability, two way tables. Collecting data, mean, mode, median, range, interquartile range, stem and leaf plots, bar charts, shapes of distribution, pie charts, bar charts, histograms and interpreting data
Perimeter,area,volume, e.g. Volume of spheres, hemispheres, cones. Cuboids, nets of solids, finding a dimension
Technical Graphics: HL
15 short questions for all parts of the course: you must do 10
6 Long Questions. You must do 4.
Q1 Orthographic Projection
Q3 Axonometric/Isometric Projection
Q4 Solids in Contact or Developments
Q5 Transformation Geometry
Q6 The Ellipse and the Parabola
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Section 1 : Pictures . 15 marks
3 Pictures each 5 marks
Can be from any period but usually 1 from 1st 2nd and 3rd year course.
Answers are from the picture but usually requires some of your own knowledge.
Answers must be written in the exam paper
Section 2 Documents 15 Marks
Can be from any period
Most answers are in the text but some questions will require your knowledge
Answers must be in the exam paper
Section 3 Short Questions 20 marks
20 are given you must answer at 10. (10x2)
First question is usually the start of the course and rest follow in order.
Answers must be given on the sheet so don't write the answers elsewhere.
Try to use the lines given to you, I,e if they give 2 lines for a definition try and keep to it.
Always answer more then 10 questions. This will guarantee you marks if one of your other questions were wrong.
And no you cannot get an overage of marks. The maximum is 20.
Section 4: People in History 40 marks
You Must answer one from A and one from B
You are given three options in each.
The A options are usually from 1st year to start/middle of second Year topics.
The B option are from 2nd and 3rd Year.
When writing stay in essay format, don't write bullet points it will just decrease your overall marks .
Each is marked as it follows
16 marks for facts (8x2)
4 for how overall it is.
Section 5: Source Based Question 30 marks
This question is from your second year study.
You are given a picture, a small paragraph like an account and maybe a picture of a person.
You also must write an account from this topic
Section 6: Long Questions 60 marks
This is 1/3 of the marks for the WHOLE exam, so really make an effort.
You must answer 2 out 4 . These are usually called A,B,C or D
A is really unpredictable and can be literally anything.
Only do this if the topic is something you really know.
B is always Social Change in Ireland.
It's very hard to get full mark answers from this section as even though it looks simple like change in television but you can't waffle here.
C is always Irish History
It can be early or later, but hopefully early as that is the easier one.
D is always International Relations
This is very popular and gives you so much choice
Be familiar with your topics here