Curriculum

Travel & Tourism

Intent

Travel and tourism students will exercise their abilities to research and apply industry knowledge to the ever growing global travel market that surrounds them. They will develop a curiosity of global destinations, which will aid them in becoming eloquent, intentional, curious and active global citizens.

Enacting our Vision

This qualifications has been designed to provide an all-round introduction to the travel and tourism sector for those who wish to further their careers in one of its many connected industries, including retail travel, visitor attractions, and accommodation, transport and tour operations. Trips are offered to students for hands on experiences in the industry, alongside resident teachers who have experience in the aviation industry to promote future careers.

 

SIXTH FORM: BTEC LEVEL 3 NATIONAL EXTENDED CERTIFICATE

 

Travel and Tourism offers students a vital understanding of the travel industry, including the marketing of products and services, plus customer communications. Students are given the opportunity to refine their independent research skills from the start, to allow them to prepare for future study and employment. Oracy is also highly promoted in this subject, with student expected to give presentations on chosen destinations and trips. For students interested in the tourism industry or business and marketing, this course lends itself well to the learning and disciplines of this through the embedding of key terminology and concepts. 

Year 12 and 13 Travel and Tourism Curriculum Map

THE COURSE UNITS

YEAR 12

  • Unit 1: The World of Travel and Tourism
  • Unit 2: Global Destinations

Travel and Tourism Unit 1 Scheme of Work

Travel and Tourism Unit 1 Key Words

Travel and Tourism Unit 2 Scheme of Work

Travel and Tourism Unit 2 Key Words

YEAR 13

  • Unit 3: Principles of Marketing in Travel and Tourism
  • Unit 9: Visitor Attractions

 

ASSESSMENT

Internal and external assessment.

External assessment will take the form of an examination and set tasks. Internal assessment will take place in the form of coursework, presented in a variety of forms; poster, essays, presentations, leaflets.

 

CAREERS

For information regarding careers in Travel and Tourism please click HERE.

 

CONTACTS

For further information regarding Travel and Tourism please contact the following:

  • Miss Lauren Boland (Head of Geography and Travel and Tourism) - l.boland@st-josephs.slough.sch.uk