They will learn about how tourism can contribute significantly to economic growth but can also have a negative impact on the environment, wildlife and local cultures. Students will investigate how tourism is a fast-moving and dynamic industry with many types of people seeking very different travel experiences. The course will provide a good grounding for students wishing to study a Level 3 course at college, or start their career in the travel and tourism industry via an apprenticeship.
|Mr P Bowes
Curriculum Team Leader for Social Studies
Students attend 4 or 5 lessons per fortnight
Board and Specification
|Unit 1: The Travel and Tourism Sector (Written Exam)||25%|
|Unit 2: An investigation into UK Travel and Tourism Destinations (Written Coursework)||25%|
|Unit 3: An investigation into the development of travel and tourism in the UK (Written Coursework)||25%|
|Unit 6: An investigation into The Travel and Tourism Customer Experience (Written Coursework)||25%|
Units 1 and 2 will be completed in Year 10 and units 3 and 6 in Year 11.
Recommended Study Aids
BTEC First in Travel and Tourism Student Book, ISBN 9781446906279
Students will visit one seaside town and one theme park to gather research information for one of the coursework components.