Travel & Tourism

Head of Department: Mrs C Owen: cowen@kingalfred.somerset.sch.uk

 

AS Travel & Tourism:

Units:

  • Introducing travel and tourism (exam)
  • Customer service in travel and tourism
  • Travel destinations

 

A2 Travel & Tourism:

Units:

  • Tourism development (exam)
  • Event management
  • The guided tour

 

How will work be assessed?

1/3 units will be assessed through exams. The other units will be assessed through coursework, which could mean writing reports, taping discussions, making scrap-books or getting others to witness what you have done.

What next?

A level Travel and Tourism results are consistently amongst the best in the 6th form. Past students have gone on to study foundation degrees in tourism and adventure tourism, or degrees in tourism.

 

Student comments:

“I choose Travel & tourism because I find it easier to do coursework than exams”

“I took A-Level T& T because I am used to coursework from BTEC courses and I know I prefer to work steadily over the year and keep improving my work.”

“This subject can be picked up even if you haven’t studied it before, you don’t feel like you have been chucked in at the deep end because everything is explained to you really well and the teachers are helpful”

“If you’re planning on taking business studies the two subjects go really well together, because you learn about customer service in both”

“If you ever feel like you need extra support there is always someone to help you, there is after school catch up on a Tuesday.”