Travel and Tourism AS/A Level

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Curriculum Area: Humanities

Travel and Tourism AS/A Level

The AS units introduce fundamental knowledge and concepts related to the travel and tourism industry, these are further extended and added to by the A2 units.

Advanced Subsidiary (AS)

Unit One Introducing travel and tourism. Nature of travel and tourism. Characteristics of travel and tourism. Structure of UK travel and tourism. Development of travel and tourism industry. Unit 2 Investigating tourism destinations. Range of tourism destinations. Tourist appeal. Types of Transport. Trends and future popularity.

Advanced Level (A2)

Unit 5 Introducing travel and tourism. Nature of travel and tourism. Characteristics of travel and tourism.…

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Curriculum Area: Humanities

Travel and Tourism AS/A Level

The AS units introduce fundamental knowledge and concepts related to the travel and tourism industry, these are further extended and added to by the A2 units.

Advanced Subsidiary (AS)

Unit One Introducing travel and tourism. Nature of travel and tourism. Characteristics of travel and tourism. Structure of UK travel and tourism. Development of travel and tourism industry. Unit 2 Investigating tourism destinations. Range of tourism destinations. Tourist appeal. Types of Transport. Trends and future popularity.

Advanced Level (A2)

Unit 5 Introducing travel and tourism. Nature of travel and tourism. Characteristics of travel and tourism. Structure of UK travel and tourism. Development of travel and tourism industry. Unit 2 Tourism impacts and tourism development. Impacts of tourism. Agents of tourism development. Objectives of tourism development. Impacts of tourism development. Unit 6 Trends and issues in travel and tourism Or Unit 8 Event management in travel and tourism

Methods of Teaching and Learning

Students can expect:

  • Teacher support and guidance
  • Student centred research and coursework writing
  • Visits and guest speakers
  • Group work and student presentations
  • Group work and student presentations

Enrichment

A number of local visits with the possibility of an overseas visit in year 2

Methods of Assessment

Each unit is assessed by either teacher assessment of coursework or by external tests. Unit 1 and 5 are external examinations taken in January and May/June. Each unit whether assessed through coursework or externally assessed, will be individually graded A to E. An overall grade for the qualification, based on the scale A to E, will be determined on a points basis.

Each unit takes approximately a term to complete and includes a period of teaching and a period of student-led research and coursework writing, with teaching staff available for support and guidance.

Resources

Internet, text books which are reviewed and updated regularly, journals, statistical reference material, case studies and outside businesses/agencies. Visits to travel and tourism organisations form an important source of information for this course.

Progression

Advanced Level Travel and Tourism courses provide a sound basis for students wishing to go into Higher Education or into a career in the travel and tourism environment. Students have gone into tourism marketing, tourism planning/management, tour operations, travel agencies, human resource management.

Entry Requirements

Students are required to have 5 GCSE Grade C or above or the equivalent from four subject areas including Maths and English.

Charges

During the course a number of visits will be arranged which may require students to make contribution towards travelling costs. There may be a visit to an overseas destination during the course. Students are expected to purchase a memory stick, which can be purchased in the College Stationery Shop.

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