Travel & Tourism at Key Stage 4

2016 results

100% passed and 83% gained a L2 or above, (equal to C grade or above at GCSE)

The Course

The Edexcel BTEC First L1 & L2 Award in Travel and Tourism.

Edexcel BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Award in Travel and Tourism

The award is made up of TWO core compulsory units:

1. The UK Travel and Tourism Sector – External test – 25%

2. UK Travel and Tourism Destinations – Internal project – 25%


Optional specialist units, we choose TWO from these:

3. The Development of Travel and Tourism in the UK – Internal project – 25%

4. International Travel and Tourism Destinations – Internal project – 25%


5. Factors affecting worldwide Travel and Tourism – Internal project – 25%

6. The Travel and Tourism customer experience – Internal project – 25%

The Lessons

All lessons are based in the Vocational Room.


All lessons utilise the computer, internet, travel books, brochures, atlases and business reports.

Lessons are very practical and may for example involve preparing a power point on the Olympics. At a higher level this may involve analysing its impact as a visitor attraction, its impact on the community, environment and review ecotourism and sustainability.

Here are some of the topics we study:

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We look at real businesses like Thomas Cook, Kuoni, Longleat, Thorpe Park, Royal Shakespeare Company, The Snowdome, Holiday Inn, real businesses, with real issues.


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The Students

The students work very hard, every lesson.  We have a great team spirit within the Travel Department.

The course is ideal for students who like to work on projects, are creative, like to problem solve and have a practical approach to life.


The Future

Travel and Tourism has empowered many students to gain part time employment in sixth form as they have gained considerable customer facing experience and understanding whilst studying the vocational course


Having studied Travel & Tourism, many of year thirteen are going on to study the following at University:-

  • Tourism Management
  • Business Studies
  • Public Services
  • History & Tourism
  • Geography
  • Adult Nursing
  • Early Childhood Studies
  • Events Management
  • Tourism and German
  • Apprenticeships with Thomas Cook
  • Apprenticeships with TUI
  • Customs & Excise
  • Apprenticeships in retail









It opens employment opportunities in any customer facing environment:-

  • Air cabin crew
  • Pilot
  • Events Manager
  • Chef
  • Holiday Rep
  • Pilot
  • Interpreter
  • Estate Agent
  • Travel Consultant
  • Business Travel Advisor
  • Personal Trainer

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