Travel and Tourism

Head of Department: 

Miss Collins 

Subject Overview:

Key Stage 4  

Key Stage 4 Overview:

Travel and tourism is now of the UK’s largest sectors, with over 2.5 million people employed. As well as this, many people travel regularly for work and leisure, as well as travelling abroad for a holiday, a business trip or to visit family, this course will help students gain an understanding of the range of organisation involved within this busy and exciting sector,

The course also allows students to understand the nature of the Travel and Tourism sector, develop an understanding of how the sector contributes to the economy and society.  The Travel and Tourism sector offers a wide range of careers, from cabin crew to customer service assistants to operations officers as well as opportunity to work abroad.

Skills gained for the future:

As a department we put a lot of emphasis on the importance of skills and preparing our students for the ‘World of work’.  As a result, the activities and assessment of all courses allow students the opportunity to develop skills such as:
• Team work
• Independent learning
• Communication
• IT
• Problem solving
• Presentation
• Report writing
• Research


Years 10 and 11:

Students will complete the following units in Year 10:

Unit 1 - The UK Travel and Tourism sector

Unit 2 – UK Travel and Tourism Destinations

Students will complete the following units in Year 11:

Unit 4 – International Travel and Tourism Destinations

Unit 5 – Factors Affecting Worldwide Travel and Tourism

Homework will be set regularly and may take a number of forms:
• Revision
• Coursework completion
• Research
• Case studies
• Activities
• Group work

Assessment at Key Stage 4:

Three of the Units are internally assessed and externally moderated through controlled assignments. 

Unit One is a formal examination consisting of long an short questions to assess students knowledge of the unit and is externally assessed. 

Grades for each unit are accumulated and calculated to produce an overall grade.  This course has compensatory marking.