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TRAVEL AND TOURISM

Study option                                   Exam board                         Specification code

A Level two-year course                               CIE                                                          9395

 

Why choose travel and tourism?

This A Level encourages you to appreciate the scale and importance of the travel and tourism industry in the world and recognise the positive and negative impacts the industry may have on people, environments and economies.

We have a strong tradition of successful travel and tourism teaching at HOHS, over many years. This qualification will introduce you to the fastest-growing industry in the world and is particularly relevant to the local economy of Norwich and the Norfolk Broads. You will therefore gain not only a valuable qualification but also a greater insight into the city and area around you. It is a very well-structured course, which allows you to develop practical and technical skills relevant to the industry, enabling you to deal with a range of complex situations and problems. You can also organise an event.

Where does it lead?

A Level travel and tourism will prepare you for a career in many industries and organisations as the skills gained are important for the real world. As well as the travel and leisure industries themselves, you could go into areas as diverse as primary teaching, childcare or estate management. Many travel and tourism students have progressed to university and studied a wide range of subjects including early childhood studies, travel and leisure, business and marketing, sport studies, and management.

What and how will I study?

You will sometimes work on your own and sometimes in small groups. We will teach you the research and study skills you will need for success. There will also be opportunities to visit workplaces to learn how sections of the travel and tourism course are used professionally. Such visits will allow you to gain ideas about career opportunities. As well as using ICT for presenting your work, you will also be encouraged to use it for research.

You will benefit from extensive support and guidance throughout your time on the course. We pride ourselves on taking a personal interest in your success.
The first year of A Level:

Paper 1: The industry

Paper 2: Planning and managing a travel and tourism event (coursework project)
The second year of A Level:

Paper 3: Destination marketing

Paper 4: Destination management

How will I be assessed?

The table below shows gives details of the examinations and coursework requirements for the course:

 

  Year 1 Year 2
Examination Examination
Paper number and title

Paper 1:

The industry

Paper 3:

Destination marketing

Time 2 hours 30 minutes 1 hour 30 minutes
Marks 100 100
Weighting 35% 25% of A2
Assessment External examination External examination
Types of question Four structured questions, short and extended answers based on stimulus material Four structured questions, short and extended answers based on stimulus material
  Coursework Examination
Paper number and title

Paper 2:

Planning and managing a travel and tourism event

Paper 4:

Destination management

Marks 50 50
Time   1 hour 30 minutes
Weighting 15% 25%
Assessment Internally marked and externally moderated External examination
Types of question n/a Two structured data response questions based on stimulus material

 

In the coursework paper clear objective criteria are used to assess competency in all the key areas and you will be able to see how your achievements build up as the course proceeds. There will be plenty of opportunity to show progress.

Are there any specific entry requirements?

There are no special GCSE requirements for this course.

 

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