GUIDELINES FOR PRACTICAL ASSESSMENT TASKS
These guidelines consist of 15 pages.
THE PRACTICAL ASSESSMENT TASK FOR TOURISM TEACHER INFORMATION 1. INTRODUCTION The Practical Assessment Task for Tourism should allow the learner to display understanding of the tourism industry as a dynamic economic sector. It should enhance the knowledge, values and skills learners acquired in Grades 10, 11 and 12 about travel practice. The learners must follow the format and structure of the PAT but the end product, which must be in the form of an Information Booklet, should show individuality with regard to the choices in provinces and attractions.
2. PLANNING FOR THE TASK Time Frames
• • • The Practical Assessment Task in Tourism has two phases. The PAT must be started in January and completed and marked by the end of August. The teacher should dedicate regular lesson time in class, for example a double lesson every second week, for learners to work on the PAT under his/her guidance. The majority of the PAT should be done in class and certain sections can be completed as homework.
2.2 The role of the teacher
• The PAT is a compulsory component of the subject and forms part of the final examination. It should receive the same level of consideration as any other part of a final examination. Prior knowledge from Grades 10 and 11 will be required to complete the PAT. Guidance from the teacher will be needed throughout the task. Work must be done under controlled conditions during the PAT lessons. It is the responsibility of the school and the Tourism teacher to provide the resources. Learners should however be encouraged to access additional resources. Examples of templates for the tour plan, itinerary and the cost of the tour are included. Teachers may not develop templates for other sections of the task. The teacher MUST use the assessment tool provided to standardise marking.
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3. RESOURCES FOR THE TASK
• • • • • • Information on backpacker tourism in South Africa Flight schedules: to and from Frankfurt and Johannesburg A BAZ bus route map, time schedule, ticket options and prices (www.bazbus.com) Information about backpacker accommodation in South Africa Information about tourist attractions in two provinces in South Africa on the BAZ bus route Information on cruise liners: price packages, on board facilities and activities, accommodation, travel documents and baggage allowances (www.starlightcruises.co.za) Information on the Portuguese islands: activities that can be done on the island. Information on the diverse cultures of South Africa
Additional resources Recent BAZ bus prices and schedules can be obtained from the website www.bazbus.com • Backpacker travel magazines (for example Dirty Boots, Coast to Coast) • Useful websites: www.backpackingsouthafrica.co.za; www.backpackersinsouthafrica.com; www.coastingafrica.com; www.capebackpackers.com •
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4. OVERVIEW OF THE TOUR
Your three young friends from Frankfurt in Germany have asked you to arrange and accompany them on a back-packing tour in South Africa for two weeks. The holiday will end with a four day cruise package from South Africa to the Portuguese islands on either the MSC Sinfonia or the MSC Melody. 4.1 TOURIST PROFILE Age: approximately 18–20 years Income: budget travellers (young and upcoming market) Nationality: three Germans and one South African 4.2 SPECIAL INTERESTS • Photography • Game viewing • Adventure activities • South African Cultures 4.3 THE TYPE OF TOUR • Backpacking • A luxury cruise package 4.4 THE TOUR • Duration: 14 days (the tour starts and ends in Johannesburg). The tour must include two South African provinces and a 4 day cruise to the Portuguese islands. Day 1 and day 14 – set aside for arrival to...
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