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A Level Travel and Tourism at The Ellen Wilkinson School for Girls

Course description


UNIT 1: Introducing Travel and Tourism

- The nature of Travel and Tourism

- The development of Travel and Tourism

- Sectors of the Travel and Tourism industry and interdependence

Written paper of short and extended structured questions

UNIT 2: Investigating tourism destinations

- The characteristics of tourist destinations

- Destination appeal

- Trends in popularity

- Tourist area life cycle



UNIT 5: Tourism impacts & tourism development

- Economic, environmental and socio-cultural impacts

- Agents of tourism development

- Responsible tourism

- Sustainable tourism

- Tourism development

Written paper of extended structured questions


UNIT 8: Event management in Travel and Tourism

- Business planning

- Team building

- Decision making

Entry requirements

C grade in English 


Assessment weightings throughout are 60% internal assessment (unit 2 and 8) and 40% external assessment (unit 1 and 5)

Future opportunities

Many students have gone on to do degrees such as Hospitality, Tourism Management, Business, or careers such as cabin crew and travel agents.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Ellen Wilkinson School for Girls directly.

Last updated date: 05 June 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years