Travel & Tourism
This course was introduced to school for the first time in September 2008 with the first cohort competing in 2010 and is now well established in school. In September 2010, a new specification was introduced which made quite radical changes to the course levels, content and systems for managing the qualifications. These new elements are outlined in the course booklet. The course has a large vocational content and consists of six or more units (depending upon qualification followed), all assessed through large coursework assignments. For this reason, students must have an interest in the subject area and be able to manage sizeable assignments requiring much independent study. There is no final examination.
- The course will consider all aspects of Britain’s fastest growing industry.
- The coursework demands are substantial and make up all of the final grade. The course thus suits students who are organised, well motivated and prefer to be assessed in this way.
- The course provides a strong foundation for further study at advanced level, either through AS/A levels or vocational courses at college.
- It is an opportunity to gain an insight in, explore and gain a qualification in the tourist industry – a major local employment sector.