Btec Travel and Tourism
At Key stage 4 students have the opportunity to study Btec travel and tourism which is designed to allow students to understand the key elements that make up travel and tourism industries. Students will explore concepts such as marketing and customer service.
The course is made up of 6 different units
The UK travel and tourism Industry sector
- Understanding customer service
- Understanding the nature and effects of world travel
- UK tourist destinations
- Worldwide holiday destinations
- Holiday planning
All units are assessed and graded and an overall grade for the qualification is awarded. Each unit is assessed through a portfolio of evidence. Work is completed in and out of class and marked and graded by the school before being moderated by the exam board. A Btec level 2 extended certificate is the equivalent to 2 GCSEs at Grade A*-C.
A Level Travel and Tourism
At Key stage 5 students have the opportunity to study A level travel and tourism which is designed to develop the skills that are acquired at key stage 4.
The aims of travel and tourism are to encourage students to:
- Develop an understanding of the issues affecting the development of the industry and its potential effect on employment opportunities
- Develop an understanding the scale and importance of the travel and tourism industry and the interdependence of its sectors
- Understand the importance of customer service in the travel and tourism industry
- Appreciate the positive and negative impacts travel and tourism may have on people, environment and economy.
- Develop practical and technical skills relevant to the travel and tourism industry
- Recognise the impacts of tourism development and how these can be managed effectively.
The Course Structure
At AS level you have to complete three units of study:
- Unit 1: Introducing Travel and Tourism (Assessed by external examination)
- Unit 2: Customer Service in Travel and Tourism (Assessed by coursework)
- Unit 3: Travel Destinations (Assessed by coursework)
Students that choose to continue into A2 will study the following:
- Unit 4: Tourism Development (Assessed by external examination)
- Unit 5: Even Management (Assessed by coursework)
- Unit 6: The Guided Tour (Assessed by coursework)
During the A2 course students will have the opportunity to plan and run a trip for year 8 students to the London dungeons as part of their Event Management coursework and will complete research in Rochester to form a basis of their Guided Tour coursework.
Homework Requirements and Expectations
You will be given 6 hours of homework per week.
Private study is an essential part of the work at this level and, like homework, it is essential to your academic success.
The deadlines that are set are expected to be met, persistent missing of deadlines will result in the disciplinary procedure being followed. Private study periods are periods where students are expected to work without the immediate involvement of teachers