Topics for 2015 and 2016 Leaving Certificate Exams

For students sitting the Leaving Certificate Exam in June 2015

Document Based Question – Case Studies (Prescribed Topic):

Pursuit of Sovereignty and the Impact of Partition 1912-1949

Optional Topics:

Politics and Society in Northern Ireland 1949-1993

Dictatorship and Democracy in Europe 1920-1945

The United States and the Wider World 1945-1989

 

For students sitting the Leaving Certificate Exam in June 2016

Document Based Question – Case Studies (Prescribed Topic):

Dictatorship and Democracy in Europe 1920-1945

Optional Topics:

Pursuit of Sovereignty and the Impact of Partition 1912-1949

Politics and Society in Northern Ireland 1949-1993

The United States and the Wider World 1945-1989

 

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2014 Exam Papers Added

2014 Higher Level and Ordinary Level Exam papers for Leaving Cert History have been added here -

2014 Exam Papers

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Advice No.5

Answer the question you are asked.

Read the question and make sure you understand what you are being asked to do.

What is the topic?
What are you asked to do with the topic?
Is there a timeframe?
Is there anything that you must include?
Is there anything that is excluded?

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Advice No.4

Make sure you study all three case studies for the document based question – any of them can come up in the exam.

The Anglo-Irish Treaty 1921
The Eucharistic Congress 1932
The Belfast Blitz 1941

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Advice No.3 – Ordinary Level

Remember to study the Case Studies in each topic and the key personalities

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Advice No.2 – Higher Level

Try and recognise when you are being asked about a case study in the essay title.

Example – How did dictators use propaganda and/or terror to maintain their power?

In this essay you can discuss the Nuremberg Rallies and the Show Trials.

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