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Travel and Tourism A Level at Ysgol Maes y Gwendraeth

Course description

Why study Travel and Tourism?

  • To seek employment within the travel and tourism or related industries.
  • To develop an understanding of the scale and importance of the travel and tourism industry.
  • To develop a broad interest in travel and tourism and the issues affecting the development of the industry.

Course content

  • The nature and characteristics of travel and tourism
  • The structure of the UK travel and tourism industry.
  • The development of the UK travel and tourism industry.

Year 12

T&T1: Introducing Travel & Tourism

  • Defining Travel & Tourism.
  • The development of Travel & Tourism.
  • Sectors of the Travel & Tourism industry and their interdependence

T&T2:Tourism Destinations (Portfolio)

  • The characteristics of tourist destinations.
  • Destination appeal.
  • Trends in popularity
  • Tourist area life cycle

Year 13

T&T5: Tourism Impacts and Tourism Development

  • Economic, environmental and socio-cultural impacts
  • Agents of tourism development
  • Responsible/ Sustainable tourism.

T&T8: Event Management in Travel & Tourism (Portfolio)

  • Business planning
  • Team building
  • Decision making



  • 20% of A Level
  • Written paper of short and extended structured questions


  • 30% of A Level
  • Portfolio based on two tourist destinations, one in the UK and one in Europe.


  • 20% of A Level
  • Extended answers with stimulus material.


  • 30% of A Level
  • Portfolio based on the management of a Travel and Tourism project.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ysgol Maes y Gwendraeth directly.

Last updated date: 16 December 2016
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