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Applied Travel and Tourism Single Award GCE *Fees payable* at Lincoln Minster School

Course description

Why study Travel & Tourism?

Do you want to try something different? Can you maintain focus and show initiative? Is your learning style more suited to coursework than exams? Can you work independently and manage your time and studies well? Would you like to organise activities, promote, market, sell and deliver them? Are you a team player? Would you like to travel in the future or become involved with event management?

Why not consider Travel and Tourism?

The travel and tourism industry is dynamic, wide-ranging and fast-growing, and it offers a huge variety of employment opportunities for young people.

An interesting and lively course, A-Level Travel and Tourism began nationally in September 2005 and was taught for the first time at Lincoln Minster School in September 2010.

How is an Applied A-Level different to my other A-Levels?

A lot of lessons involve working independently to research information by using a range of resources such as the internet, journals, newspapers, videos, guidebooks and pamphlets. Also information is gained from trips to tourism organisations and travel destinations. This includes making full use of local and regional resources, such as tourist attractions within East Midlands as well as a national or international visit in the AS and possibly the A2 year.

At AS level, students are strongly advised to participate on the annual visit to Prague early in the first term of year 12. This forms the basis of one of the two pieces of coursework. We have also welcomed a range of visiting speakers, including Visit Lincolnshire, Aviation Heritage and Laureate Hospitality and pupils have taken part in a number of local visits.

An Applied A-Level involves learning by experience and ‘doing’ rather than just being a passive observer. In the Lent term, all students are required to complete a week’s relevant work experience placement within the travel and tourism industry.

An applied A level also relies heavily on coursework meaning that although there is a heavy workload throughout both years of the course there is only one exam during each year. This is taken at Christmas of both years 12 and 13, therefore possibly reducing the pressure during the summer examination period.

Entry requirements

What if I haven’t studied Travel and Tourism before?

Don’t worry! For the majority of you, Travel and Tourism will be an entirely new subject. There is no specific prior subject knowledge required; however a background in either Geography and/or Business Studies is highly advantageous. Sound ICT literacy is also recommended.

Future opportunities

Where might it lead me?

The Travel and Tourism course will allow you to develop a wide range of skills that are important in the workplace and will help increase your employability in whatever career path you decide to follow. IT, research, time management, teamwork, analytical skills, communication and customer service skills are all vital components of the course. Past students have gone on to study a variety of degrees including Hospitality, Law and Business and some are currently working as travel reps abroad!

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Lincoln Minster School directly.

Last updated date: 04 November 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years