OCR Medicine through time - what do the examiners look for? Mark scheme

Mark scheme for 5, 7 and 8 mark questions. Format is always similar

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Medicine Through Time Mark Scheme
5 mark questions
1 mark for each valid example identified, 23 marks for any examples that
are described or explained.
Award a maximum of 1 mark to general answers lacking in specific
contextual knowledge.
7 Mark Questions
Level 1 General assertions (1)
Valid, but general answers. No specific contextual knowledge.
Level 2 Identifies examples of factors outside medicine helping (24)
Specific contextual knowledge demonstrated but no explanation.
Level 3 Explains how one factor helped progress in medicine (56)
Level 4 Explains more than one specific factor (7)
8 Mark Questions
Level 1 General assertions (12)
Valid, but general answers. No specific contextual knowledge.
Level 2 Identifies reasons why Pasteur or Koch was important (3)
Level 3 Identifies reasons why Pasteur and Koch were important (4)
Specific contextual knowledge demonstrated but no explanation.
Level 4 Explains reasons why the vote was important or other reasons
(56)
Level 5 Explains reasons why both the vote and other reasons were/were not
important (7)
Level 6 Compares the importance of the vote with another reason and supports an
argument why one was more important or they why equally important (8)
These answers do not have to be fully developed as far as the content is concerned.
However the reason for one being more important than the other, or for them being equally
important, must be explained and valid allow original, unusual but valid attempts.

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