For more than 25 years, BTECs have earned their reputation as well-established,
enduringly effective qualifications. They have a proven track record in improving
motivation and achievement among young learners. Additionally, BTECs provide
progression routes to the next stage of education or into employment.
Travel and Tourism is 75% coursework and 25% Exam.
The course is taught by Miss Ndlovu.
All our students are expected to achieve 100% A*-G. In 2016/20017, a 100% of our students achieved 100% A*-G and 50% A*-C. The aim is to provide support and give the students an opportunity to sit Mock exam in December, external exam in January and May. The January exam gives the students a chance to secure a grade early and have one less exam to worry about in the summer. This also means they can focus on their coursework.
The students can start the course from year9 and work on their coursework to year 11.
The curriculum is dived into 4 Units which are:
Unit 1: The UK Travel and Tourism Sector. Exam Unit.
Unit 2: The UK Travel and Tourism Destinations. Compulsory Unit.
Unit 5: Factors Affecting Worldwide Travel and Tourism
Unit 6: The Travel and Tourism Customer experience.
The knowledge, understanding and skills learnt in studying a BTEC First will aid progression to further study and prepare
learners to enter the workplace in due course. Entry-level employment opportunities
in travel and tourism include junior roles such as assistant travel agent, tourist
information clerk or part of a visitor attraction team.