Stage 2 | Assessment Type 4: Examination (1)

Stage 2
Assessment Type 4: Examination

Exam External assessment Weighting: 30%

The Tourism examination is an e-exam that is assessed externally. See the calendar for the date of the examination.

Students respond to the examination under supervised conditions in an allocated time of 130 minutes.

In the examination, students apply their tourism knowledge, understanding, and skills to interpret, compare, and analyse sources of information about tourism, based on the three themes. Sources could be in many different forms including written materials, media items (e.g. news reports, radio interviews, newspaper articles), quotations, cartoons, graphical information (e.g. maps, photographs, diagrams), and statistical data.

The examination is set by the SACE Board and consists of a range of questions about different sources. Students’ responses demonstrate interpretation and critical analysis of information in the sources.

The following specific features of the assessment design criteria for this subject are assessed in the examination:

  • knowledge and understanding — KU1 and KU2
  • analysis and evaluation — AE1, AE2, AE3, and AE4
  • investigation and application — IA2 and IA4
  • communication — C1 and C2.

Student work should be their own. See Supervision and verification of student work.

Preparing for the exam

There are many ways to prepare for an exam. Resources specifically for Tourism are available below.

Past exams

Content in past exams may not be reflective of content in future exams.

Stage 2 | Assessment Type 4: Examination (2)

Sample exams

Sample exams better reflect the types of questions students may be asked in future electronic exams. Questions may include media types which have not been possible in a paper exam (e.g. watching a video and responding).

Sample exams may not be provided for each year. They are only published when there is a significant change to the exam, like a new question type or new functionality.