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Travel and Tourism
Travel and Tourism is delivered at The Ellen Wilkinson school through three developed courses, running from year groups 9 through to 13. Taught by specialist subject knowledge teachers, the courses are designed to offer a varied and detailed look into the Travel and Tourism industries at every level, as well as teaching transferable skills to students.
Travel & Tourism Diploma
New to the syllabus this year, the Diploma is a 3 year course being delivered to students in Year 9 and finishing in Year 11. Covering topics such as destinations and attractions, transport options, working in travel and tourism, changing trends in travel and tourism and creating products and services, the course is designed to challenge students while giving them a thorough insight into how the industry operates.
GCSE Leisure and Tourism
The GCSE is offered to students in years 10 and 11 and covers issues affecting both the leisure and tourism industries. In addition to helping students acquire subject knowledge. By addressing topics such as business and sustainability issues in the world of travel, tourism and leisure and teaching key skills, students who take this course gain a variety of skills and knowledge transferable to other areas. This option is worth 2 GCSE’s.
Travel and Tourism OCR National Level 2
This course contains no examinable components and so is suited to a range of students. By studying and researching key topics such as destinations, transport and visitor attractions, students gain a good overview of tourism in preparation for moving on to A-Level Tourism.
A-Level Travel and Tourism
This course is offered as an AS in Year 12 and an A2 in Year 13. This is a popular choice with students with many continuing studies in Tourism Management at university. The course gives students an in depth look into the Tourism industry with the opportunity for them to carry out their own research project in Year 13, covering a current issue affecting the Tourism industry.