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tourism

 

Teaching Staff

  • Mrs G Johnston, BSc PGCE (Subject Leader)
  • Mr C Hodgson, BSc MSc PGDE
  • Miss S Reid, BSc MEd PGCE

Curriculum

GCSE


The CCEA GCSE in Leisure and Tourism (Single Award) enables students to gain an insight into related sectors, such as business, retail and distribution, and hospitality and catering. It actively enables students to understand the nature of the leisure and tourism industry and helps develop an understanding of the contribution that leisure and tourism makes to society and the economy. It develops an awareness that health and safety issues are integral to leisure and tourism as well as sustainable development and environmental issues. Students can appreciate diversity and recognise similarities and differences of attitudes and cultures in society.

The course consists of 4 Units. Units 1 and 2 are studied in Year 11. Units 3 and 4 are studied in Year 12. Unit details are as follows:

Unit 1: Introduction to Leisure and Tourism (Written examination paper weighting 40%) - helps students understand the important part that leisure and tourism plays in today’s society.

Unit 2: Customer Service in the Leisure and Tourism Industry (Controlled Assessment weighting 20%) – explores why giving excellent customer service plays an important part in the leisure and tourism industry.

Unit 3: Marketing in the Leisure and Tourism Industry (Controlled Assessment weighting 20%) – provides an opportunity for students to examine why leisure and tourism organisations provide such a wide and diverse range of products and services to their customers.

Unit 4: Leisure and Tourism Destinations (Controlled Assessment weighting 20%) – students develop their knowledge and understanding of where people go in their leisure time and why they select those destinations. They also have the opportunity to explore how people travel to their destinations.

A Level


The OCR course is studied at Advanced GCE level. It is made up of three units at AS and three further units at A2. Each unit is equally weighted.

The units studied in Year 13 are as follows:

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

The units studied in Year 14 are as follows:

  • Tourism development (examination)
  • Event management (coursework)
  • Ecotourism (coursework)

Coursework forms two thirds of this qualification. For each coursework unit students are required to produce a portfolio of work which is designed to enable the student to demonstrate understanding of the content of the unit. Portfolio units are teacher assessed.

Homework & Core Assessments

Students will be set homework in accordance with the Homework Policy. Students will complete a variety of homework tasks throughout their studies e.g. written, research, ICT-based activities.

At GCSE level students should expect at least 1 hour of homework per week.

At AS and A2 level students should expect approximately 3 hours of homework per week. Homework will predominately focus on tasks related to the completion of their coursework units. However for the examination units there is a mixture of learning homework, written tasks and exam question practice. It is key for students to maintain their level of work throughout the two-year course.

Links

www.rewardinglearning.org.uk/microsites/leisure_and_tourism/3
www.ocr.org.uk
www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/geography/tourism
www.discovernorthernireland.com
www.ecotourdirectory.com/ecotourism
www.ecotourism.org
www.nationaltrust.org.uk
www.nitb.com
www.tourismireland.com
www.visitnorthernireland.com