Tourism - On the right route

12th June 2009 at 01:00

Higher candidates had plenty of opportunities to show what they had learnt, said Glasgow Metropolitan College travel and tourism lecturer Lynn Downham.

A "swot analysis" question (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats) asked them to consider the pros and cons of a four-star country house in Perthshire as a holiday destination. Another well-received part of the exam required candidates to take on the role of a travel agent, providing advice about the practicalities of going on holiday to a certain destination. The mapping question - identifying real destinations on a map - was also straightforward.

Most candidates at the college have come from school without previous experience of any Higher. The consensus was that the exam was fair, although some had difficulty with questions requiring longer answers.

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