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A2 Applied Travel and Tourism (Single Award) at John Colet School

Course description

The Applied A Level course in Travel and Tourism offers you the opportunity to study one of the fastest growing industries in the world. Over the two years of the course, you will study 6 modules with assessment through a combination of coursework portfolios and conventional exams. Two thirds of the marks are based on coursework.

The course is a practical one that opens up a variety of possible future career opportunities. It can also ease your way into the rapidly expanding range of degree courses in travel, leisure, tourism and event management being offered at universities. The market is a very dynamic one and you will be expected to read and research widely outside lessons showing a high level of commitment and enthusiasm for the subject. By doing this you will be expected to be aware of, and interpret, the changes in customer tastes and fashions which exist within the travel and tourism sector.

Course content

Travel Destinations:
Pupils put together a portfolio that focuses on two contrasting destinations, New York and Brighton. Pupils will analyse the appeal of these destinations to different tourist groups from a range of different perspectives, and give their judgment on the future demand for tourism for these destinations, based on previous trends.

Customer Service:
Pupils complete a number of assignments which look at different aspects of customer service with a focus, for most of the assignments, on the National Maritime Museum. This is accompanied by a trip and customer service seminar.

Adventure Tourism:
In Year 13, pupils will put together a portfolio researching and analysing the growth in the Adventure Tourism market looking at three different destinations. In addition, the pupils will plan an adventure tourism activity for a group of tourists which gives them an insight into how activity providers work and complement their Event Management portfolios.

Event Management:
Pupils work in small groups or companies and plan an event. Although this requires pupils to allocate roles and work together, they each have to submit their own individual portfolio detailing the piece.

Entry requirements

Normal Sixth Form entry requirements including a Grade C in either English Language or Literature.


Adventure Tourism
Event Management portfolio

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact John Colet School directly.

Last updated date: 27 April 2015
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