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Travel and Tourism A Level at Malbank School and Sixth form College

Course description

Travel and Tourism at Malbank Sixth Form is a well-established course from which a number of students have gone on to work in the travel industry. Travel and Tourism is taught within the Geography Department and the teaching staff are very experienced in delivering the course. The majority of A level lessons take place in rooms with computer access as independent study is an essential element of the course. This is a vocational A level which suits students that have good self-motivation to complete the coursework components. The travel industry is major employer and tourism is a growth industry providing many job opportunities.How is the course structured?

Course content

AS

  • Unit 1: Inside Travel & Tourism - 2 Hour Written Paper
  • Unit 2: Travel & Tourism - A People Industry - Portfolio
  • Unit 3: Travel Destinations - Portfolio

A2

  • Unit 3: Travel and Tourism - People and Quality - 6 Hour Written Paper in 4 x 1 and a half hour sessions
  • Unit 4: Travel and Tourism Project - Portfolio
  • Unit 5: Current issues in Travel and Tourism - Portfolio

Entry requirements

It is recommended that students who take this subject at A level have a minimum of 5 GCSE's at grade C or above including English preferably on the Higher tier paper. Geography and Business Studies provide a useful background but are not essential.

Future opportunities

An A level in Travel and Tourism provides UCAS points for university entry. Students who have covered this course get a good grounding for entry into careers in Travel and Tourism such as work in a Travel Agency, Air Cabin Crew, and Customer Service at visitor attractions, working for in the hospitality industry etc.

Further information

What Extra Opportunities are available?

Students on this course have the opportunity to participate in a number of trips to tourist attractions and will also visit local tourism businesses. As part of the A2 course students work as a group to organise an excursion for younger students to develop their teamworking and organisation skills. The students will be assessed in their customer service skills through role-play activities. The department has computers available for student use and additional resources are available for the benefit of students. Students may organise a period of work experience within the industry.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Malbank School and Sixth form College directly.

Last updated date: 16 August 2016

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