Listed below are a range of assessment tasks which are designed to help you prepare for the HSC. You are encouraged to complete these to help you further understand the study area.

Assessment Task A

Tourism is a huge world wide industry which is a multifaceted and complex agglomeration of individuals, organisations and government bodies which interact with each other and the environments in which they operate. With reference to the above statement, discuss the factors influencing the nature, spatial patterns and future directions of the world tourism industry, using examples wherever possible. Your report should include the factors impacting on a specific tourism enterprise operating within Australia, and how that enterprise impacts on the surrounding environment.

Assessment Task B

What are the economic, social and environmental impacts of the economic enterprise within the tourism industry, and what factors impact on its operation?

In your answer:

a) identify and explain the location and nature of the enterprise
b) describe and analyse the economic, social and environmental impacts of the enterprise within the tourism industry
c) evaluate the economic, social and environmental factors that impact on the enterprise’s operations
d) clearly communicate your findings using appropriate terminology, concepts and graphics 

Assessment Task C

Write an extended response on the following:

Ananlyse the factors that may influence the future directions of one economic activity in a global context

In your answer you will be assessed on how well you:

a) Present a sustained argument and well structured answer to the question
b) Communicate geographical information, ideas and issues
c) Refer to appropriate case studies, illustrative examples, research and fieldwork

Assessment Task D

Students are required to use secondary research notes and primary data gathered during your fieldwork to write an extended response on: Describe the ecological dimensions and human impacts of an economic enterprise you have studied at a local scale. Explain how global changes in the economic activity have effected the enterprise. In your answer you will be assessed on how well you:

a) present a sustained and logical argument.
b) communicate geographical information, issues and ideas
c) refer to the appropriate case studies, fieldwork examples and illustrative examples.

Assessment Task E

Select an economic enterprise functioning at a local scale and describe the following aspects of its operation:

  • Locational factors
  • Ecological dimensions; environmental constraints and human impacts on the environment.
  • Linkage and flows of people, goods and services and ideas within the enterprise.
  • Effects of global challenges.

Assessment Task F

Discuss the nature of your economic enterprise including its locational factors, the effects of global change on this enterprise and internal and external linkages and flows.

Assessment Task G

Analyse the linkages and flows of people, goods, services and ideas within an economic enterprise studied at a local scale.

Assessment Task H

Tourism has become one of the world’s fastest growing global industries that involves an ever increasing number of people. In discussing this topic consider the following points:

a) The reasons for this rapid growth in recent years.
b) The factors determining the global distribution and consumption of the tourist product.
c) The impacts and future of tourism on Sydney.

Make reference to specific examples that you have studied or with which you are familiar.

Assessment Task I

You will be required to use data collect from fieldwork plus your own research to write an in-class extended response on a geographical comparison between two case studies of a tourist enterprise, your research and extended response question will be based on at least one the following points of comparison:

The nature of each enterprise
Factors affecting the location of each enterprise
Factors affecting the location of each enterprise

The ecological dimensions of each enterprise including:

  1. Environment constraints
  2. Climate
  3. Human impacts on the environment such as pollution
  4. Management of human impacts for ecological sustainability

Internal and external linkages and flows of people, goods, services and ideas with each enterprise
The effects of global change on each enterprise.

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