Teachers of Travel & Tourism
- Dr T Bellis (Head of BTEC Travel and Tourism)
- Mrs N Czaplicka
- Mrs L Kenny
Our Vision for Travel & Tourism
Students at SJB study Travel and Tourism in order to gain an in-depth understanding of the nature, scale and factors affecting this globally important industry. Students learn how to find, produce, analyse, present and evaluate a range of primary and secondary data sources to develop their critical analysis of this industry and how it can best move towards a more sustainable future. Students also develop a range of transferable soft skills including team work and verbal presentation skills that are vital tools increasing employability.
Key Stage 5
Exam Board: Edexcel
Exam Structure: 1 X 90 minute examination (sat in January of Year 12) and 1 x 3 hour examination sat in January of Year 13. This is based on a Pre-release element and 6 hours monitored research time to produce notes that can be taken into support students in the examination
Link to Specification: Pearson BTEC National Extended Certificate in Travel and Tourism (Level 3)
In Year 12 students’ study:
Unit 1: The World of Travel and Tourism. This unit introduces students to the nature, scale and factors affecting the travel and tourism industry. Students are assessed via an externally assessed examination in the January of Year 12 (90 minutes).
Unit 9: Visitor Attractions. In this unit students’ study 2 contrasting visitor attractions at depth to investigate the nature, role and appeal of visitor attractions; how they meet the diverse expectations of visitors and how they measure their success and respond to competition. This unit is assessed through 3 internally assessed assignments.
In Year 13 students’ study:
Unit 2: Global Destinations. This unit enables students to locate and understand the features and appeal of global destinations. Students learn how to evaluate different travel itineraries to best meet different customers’ needs and they evaluate consumer trends that influence the changing popularity of global destinations. This unit is assessed via an externally set 3 hour examination. Students are given pre-release materials to study for this examination and conduct 6 hours of monitored research that can be taken into the examination.
Unit 3: Principles of Marketing in Travel and Tourism. In this unit students produce a report that evaluates the interrelationships of marketing and customer service and the importance of the 4Ps in marketing theory. They then put this theory into practice analyzing the marketing approaches of 2 contrasting travel organisations. They also get the opportunity to conduct primary and secondary research to identify a new travel product or service and produce a promotional campaign for this that also evaluates how well this campaign meets its objectives. This unit is assessed through 4 internally assessed assignments.