|Ms Helen Knowles||Curriculum Team Leader Humanities|
Leisure and Tourism is a vocational course offered at KS4. It is the study of where people go on holiday in the UK and Europe, the organisations in the Leisure and Tourism Industry and customer service in the industries, different jobs available in Leisure and Tourism.
This option will suit those who have an interest in working in the Leisure and Tourism Industry. There is a clear progression route through A-Levels, BTEC or NVQs in this subject. You need to enjoy working independently and in groups and want to try something new.
We follow the Edexcel GCSE in Leisure and Tourism. You can gain a grade ranging from A* - G.
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YEAR 10 AND 11
The Leisure and Tourism Industry
The focus of the Leisure and Tourism courses is for students to study a real life working industry. The Leisure and Tourism Industry is one of the largest and fastest growing in the UK.
Students learn through a variety of teaching methods and will learn skills that can be used within the industry. One of the skills may be to identify what a customer will want and how you can provide the correct service to that customer.
The Leisure and Tourism course involves going on educational visits and looking at how organisations within the industry operate and deal with customers. Examples of visits are to the Holiday Inn Hotel, Twycross Zoo, Snibston Discovery Park, Birmingham Airport and Alton Towers.
What Exams are there?
Unit 1 will be an examined unit. You will sit a 1 hour exam in the summer of year 11.
The course will help you if you wish to follow a career in the Leisure and Tourism Industry. There are many jobs that this could cover from working in this country to working abroad. You could work in a leisure centre, in a hotel, in a travel agency, at an airport, on an aeroplane or in a holiday resort. You could use the information gained to provide information to tourists or advise people on where to travel.
This course allows progression onto college courses where you can do A-Level or BTEC qualifications. Also there are many university courses offered in either leisure or tourism or both together.