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FAQs for AS & A Level Travel and Tourism (9395)

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  • Can learners take the AS Level examination at the end of their first year and then retake it at the end of the second year, along with the A Level components?
  • Can learners take dictionaries into the examination?
  • What support materials are available?
  • Is International A Level equivalent to UK A Level?
  • How many hours contact time do you recommend for AS/A Level?
  • Can you suggest any websites that could be used as teaching aids?
  • Can learners carry forward their coursework mark for Paper 2?
  • Resubmitting moderated coursework from 2020 onward
  • An overview of the entry options available for 9395 from 2020 onward

Can learners take the AS Level examination at the end of their first year and then retake it at the end of the second year, along with the A Level components?

Yes, a learner’s best AS Level result can count towards their A Level.

Can learners take dictionaries into the examination?

Learners are not allowed to take any dictionaries into the examination.

What support materials are available?

  • Syllabus
  • Specimen Question Papers and Mark Schemes
  • Past Question Papers and Mark Schemes
  • Coursework Guidelines

All the above are available from on the School Support Hub.

Is International A Level equivalent to UK A Level?

Yes, the International A Level is equivalent to a UK A Level. 

How many hours contact time do you recommend for AS/A Level?

Over a two-year A Level course, approximately 360 guided learning hours would be sufficient. For the AS Level this would be reduced to approximately 180 hours.

Can you suggest any websites that could be used as teaching aids?

Teachers with access to the School Support Hub will find a resource list including suggested useful websites. There is also a discussion forum for Travel and Tourism on this site, which allows teachers to discuss the teaching of Travel and Tourism and to share any useful sites or resources with each other.

Can learners carry forward their coursework mark for Paper 2?

If learners want to improve their marks for Paper 1 they cannot just re-sit Paper 1 and carry forward their coursework mark: they must sit for Papers 1 and 2 in the same session. For Paper 2 they may improve their coursework in some areas and submit this changed work for re-assessment. If the learner is satisfied with their mark for Paper 2 they can re-submit their original piece of work for re-assessment. However, they should appreciate that they may get a different mark for the work if, for example, the marks of the school are scaled by the External Moderator or if the teacher gives them a different mark.

Resubmitting moderated coursework from 2020 onward

From 2020, we are changing our policy on the resubmission of moderated coursework. You will no longer be able to resubmit moderated coursework for a future series.

From 2020, if a candidate would like to re-sit the syllabus and take forward their coursework mark, you will need to enter them for an option that includes the coursework component as a carried forward mark. To help you to do this, we have created new entry options for Cambridge International AS & A Level Travel & Tourism (9395). These new entry options allow candidates to carry forward their AS coursework as a single component. 

An overview of the entry options available for 9395 is below. To confirm what entry options are available for a syllabus, refer to the Cambridge Guide to Making Entries for the relevant series. This guide is available from the 'Support Materials' section of CIE Direct.

An overview of the entry options available for 9395 from 2020 onward

Candidates for Cambridge International AS Level certification take Papers 1 and 2. Candidates may either:
• take Papers 1 and 2 in a single exam series
or
• carry forward their mark for Paper 2 to a future series, subject to the requirements set out in the Cambridge Handbook.

Candidates who have received Cambridge International AS Level certification and wish to continue their studies to the full Cambridge International A Level qualification may:
• carry forward their AS marks and take Papers 3 and 4 in the exam series in which they require certification
or
• carry forward their mark for Paper 2 and take Papers 1, 3 and 4 in the exam series in which they require certification.

Candidates taking the full Cambridge International A Level qualification at the end of the course take all four papers in a single exam series. The Cambridge International AS Level forms 50 per cent of the assessment weighting of the full Cambridge International A Level.

 

June 19

Nov 19

June 2020 (onwards)

Can the candidate submit new coursework for 9395/02?

Yes

Yes

Yes

Can the candidate submit coursework which has (in whole, or in part) been submitted for external moderation in a previous series?

Yes

Yes

No

Can the candidate carry forward their externally moderated mark for
9395/02 on its own?

No

No

Yes

Can the candidate carry forward their externally moderated mark for 9395/02
as part of the whole AS?

Yes

Yes

Yes

For more information and materials on this syllabus, please visit our School Support Hub here.

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