Travel and Tourism

Welcome to the Travel and Tourism Department. Travel and Tourism is taught at key stage 4 & 5, and is currently offered at Level 2 BTEC. BTECs are very different to GCSE’s as they offer a practical real world approach to learning alongside key theoretical backgrounds.

Meet the Staff

  • Mrs L. Walker (Subject Leader and Head of Rathbone House)
  • Mrs S. Woodhall

Our Aims

To ensure all students gain an understanding of Travel and Tourism and study selected areas of the industry

To develop skills, knowledge and understanding in Travel and Tourism

To have an opportunity to apply learning in a practical and realistic way

To follow a programme of study that enables progression to both higher education and employment in Travel and Tourism

To develop key skills that are highly valued by employers and higher education

To ensure all students gain confidence by developing independent learning skills.

Scheme of work

The current programme is planned and differentiated according to groups needs. Schemes of work incorporate

  • Up to date and relevant examples to keep up with a fast moving industry
  • Present challenging and exciting lessons for all
  • Incorporate actual real life experiences from travel professionals

Students work is assessed solely through written assignments. There are no examinations.

 

BTEC/Diploma

The BTEC Extended Certificate is made up of 6 Unit each carrying 5 credits. Students need a total of 30 credits to achieve the qualification. The units look at a variety of different areas within the industry including, its importance to the UK economy

and the range of travel and tourism component industries, why excellent customer service is so important in Travel and Tourism, an appreciation of worldwide geography relevant to world travelers along with improving knowledge of areas that are affected by climatic conditions and knowledge about factors that can impact on travel to destinations around the world.

Extra Curricular Activities

As this is a vocational course there are many different extra curricula activities including educational visits to Alton Towers, Llandudno and Chester Zoo. Visiting speakers are also included within the course to add a practical element.