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Travel and Tourism

Overview 

The Travel and Tourism industry continues to grow rapidly and it is a dynamic and exciting industry that has generated many different employment opportunities such as airlines, cruise ships, travel agents and tour operators. At South Holderness Sixth Form you will follow a vocational BTEC curriculum that links content knowledge to practical approaches. You will develop knowledge and skills crucial to the industry.

Course Outline

This can either be a one or two year course. The one year course (Certificate) consists of three units and the two year course (Subsidiary Diploma) consists of 6 units.

Certificate- 1 Year- (3 Units) (AS level equivalent)

Unit

Unit Name

1

Investigating the Travel and Tourism Sector

2

The Business of Travel and Tourism

3

The UK as a Destination

 

Subsidiary Diploma- 2 Years- (6 Units) (A2 level equivalent)

Unit

Unit Name

1

Investigating the Travel and Tourism Sector

2

The Business of Travel and Tourism

3

The UK as a Destination

4

Customer Service in Travel and Tourism

6

Preparing for Employment in Travel and Tourism

7

European Destinations

 

Assessment

Coursework (100%) – Each of the units completed will consist of assignments. All of the assignments will be set out in an assignment brief.

Examining Board

Edexcel

Special Entry Requirements 

C grade at GCSE in Mathematics and English.

Career Opportunities 

Previous successful students have progressed on to study travel, tourism management, events management at a variety of universities. Some students are now working for airports, airlines, travel agents, tourist attractions or tour operators.

Teaching Methods

Each fortnight you will be timetabled for four periods of 60 minutes each. These are used as theory and workshop based sessions.
In Travel and Tourism there is a need for regular learning and independent study. Guidance will be given on how to prepare for assignments and consolidate you own learning so that you can have the best chance of success.

How is the course graded

How to succeed in GCSE Art

Successful students need be imaginative, creative and positive. Students must be organised and prepared to work hard in their own time. Patience and peristence are key virtues, as is the ability to take criticism positively. Successful students need to be open, expressive and committed.

Skill Requirements

GCSE students are encouraged to work over an extended period of time on the development of their projects. This process is broken down into easily understood targets by the Art teacher and requires a mature and independent approach from the student in order to be successful.

Students should always have a set of personal targets to complete – these targets are likely to be detailed on the student’s Progress Log and found on the task lists in their sketchbook.

How can you help?

Ask your son/daughter about their artwork and their ideas. Take them to galleries and to places where they can gather photographs for their work. Provide them with materials and tools, and try to sort out a space in the house for them to study. Finally, ask to see their Progress Logs – it’s all there!

Extra-curricular Support

The Art Department opens its doors daily to students to come and work at break, lunchtime and after school on Tuesdays & Thursdays. We regularly arrange Saturday Workshops, sometimes inviting specialist artists to deliver a master class. There are many other opportunities to be involved more in Art such as mural painting, Rock Challenge set design and Saatchi Online (www.saatchionline.com/shtc)