UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL EXAMINATIONS
GCE Ordinary Level
MARK SCHEME for the May/June 2009 question paper
for the guidance of teachers
7094 BANGLADESH STUDIES
Paper 1 (History and Culture of Bangladesh),
maximum raw mark 75
This mark scheme is published as an aid to teachers and candidates, to indicate the requirements of
the examination. It shows the basis on which Examiners were instructed to award marks. It does not
indicate the details of the discussions that took place at an Examiners’ meeting before marking began,
which would have considered the acceptability of alternative answers.
Mark schemes must be read in conjunction with the question papers and the report on the
CIE will not enter into discussions or correspondence in connection with these mark schemes.
CIE is publishing the mark schemes for the May/June 2009 question papers for most IGCSE, GCE
Advanced Level and Advanced Subsidiary Level syllabuses and some Ordinary Level syllabuses.
Mark Scheme: Teachers’ version
GCE O LEVEL – May/June 2009
© UCLES 2009
The questions on Paper 1 divide into several distinct types:
Questions which are either correct (and score one mark) or are incorrect (and score zero). These can
be found in Part (a) of each of the four questions on the paper.
Questions which require candidates to relate historical information without analysis. These will usually
be found in Part (b) (i) of Questions 2 to 4 and will be marked on a ‘one point = one mark basis’
Questions where there is a hierarchy of correct responses, as in Part (b) of Question 1, Part (b) (ii) of
Questions 2 to 4 and in all Part (c) questions. For such answers, a ‘levels of response’ mark scheme
is used. The candidate’s response is placed in a level according to the best part of the answer and
the mark within that level is awarded according to the criteria set out in the mark scheme.
(a) One mark