The course is broken down into two sections
1. Understanding the Leisure and Tourism Industries
2. Moving forward in Leisure and Tourism.
The first unit is assessed by external exam in the summer term and the second by controlled assessment again usually submitted in the summer term, this is internally marked and then moderated externally.
Students are assessed each half term based on their progress and are given a level that is an indication of the grade they would achieve if they were to sit the external assessments at that point. It is expected that students would make sufficient progress across the year to reach their GCSE target grade by the summer.
The interim attainment levels are the result of collaboration between the staff members delivering the two units and are based on exam practice questions and progress within their controlled assessment. Consideration is also given to the student’s contribution in class and general attitude and behaviour.
In the controlled assessment students are aware of the attainment level descriptors and this informs them of their progress throughout the unit.
Students receive one GCSE grade following normal levels.
Students studying a ‘Short Fat’ option take a GCSE qualification in 1 academic year in an intensive course with 5 timetabled hours a week.
The end of year target for short fat courses is always the same as their GCSE end of KS4 target grades.
As students should aim to be working at this target level as soon as possible we have not included a progress path graph.
You should expect to see a steady improvement towards the target level throughout the year and students should work with this final goal in mind throughout the course.