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Travel & Tourism
Travel & Tourism will suit students who are interested in the dynamic world of Tourism. The course investigates the travel industry in general terms and gives a flavour of what jobs in this area might involve. Students will be encouraged to use their initiative in order to research areas and develop relevant skills.
If you choose this course you would benefit from:
- Experienced teachers who specialise in tourism and have knowledge of the industry
- Guest lecturers and industry experts
- Trips to put tourism into practice; in the past students have visited Berlin and Prague, and it is hoped that further foreign trips will take place.
In the first year you will study:
The World of Travel & Tourism (examined) including:
- Transport provision
- Tour operations
- Travel agents
- Tourism development and promotion
- Trade associations and regulatory bodies
Marketing (Assignment based) including:
- Trends and factors that are currently affecting the travel and tourism sector
- Customer Service and the importance of doing it well
In the second year you will study:
Global Travel Destinations (examined) including:
- Geographical awareness
- Tourist facilities and amenities
- Travel planning, itineraries, costs and suitability matched to customer needs
- Consumer trends, motivating and enabling factors and their potential effect on the popularity and appeal of global destinations
Visitor Attractions (assignment) including:
- The nature, role and appeal of visitor attractions
- How visitor attractions meet the diverse expectations of visitors
- How visitor attractions respond to competition
Each Unit is introduced and then students make use of materials in Course books on Teams site and the internet to research topics. Research skills are developed and students are encouraged to present work and have it evaluated. In addition, your teacher and personal tutor will review and discuss your progress with you and will be available for advice to support your learning.
Classroom activities will include:
- Essay based assessments
- Group discussions
- Group work
- Student led sessions
As part of a wider programme this course provides an excellent basis for progression to many careers or university courses. Former students on this Course have gone on to study Travel & Tourism and ,any other types of Degree at University all as gaining employment and apprenticeships with, for example, Madame Tussauds and Alton Towers.
5 x GCSE grades 4-9 (incl. English Language)
4 in Maths
Not essential but it will help your success…
An interest in the travel industry both home and abroad. Commitment to working in an organised way, using research skills to problem solve.
Pairs well with business. You prefer to do a course that is a mix of exams and coursework.
Teaching contact time is 4 hours and 20 minutes per subject. Other workshops may be available throughout the year including over some holiday periods. Students are expected to complete up to 4 hours of independent study to complete assignments, homework, extra reading and independent research.
50% Exam assessed
Staff Contact Details
Peter Stokes email@example.com