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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:

  • Accommodation
  • Transport provision
  • Attractions
  • 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

What will I be taught?

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
  • Presentations

Based on research into how students learn best, each subject will set independent work to allow you to recap what you have done in the past, consolidate understanding for what you are studying in the present and develop the skills and experiences which will help you for the future. You can read more about the college’s approach to independent study here

The Past
Click here for the suggested ongoing revision activities in this subject which research has shown are most likely to boost your achievement in the exam. As this subject also icludes coursework, click here for the suggested activities to work on the coursework units

The Present
Each subject will set weekly homework tasks to help you consolidate your understanding and prepare for your next lesson. This work is typically set through Microsoft Teams, so you will have an electronic log of all your work, notes and feedback.

The Future
A key part of your independent work in this subject will be to prepare for a range of potential jobs and higher education courses when you leave us. To get started, look below at the top higher education courses and jobs which previous students of this course have gone on to do.

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)

Additional Requirements
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
50% Coursework

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