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St Paul's School
for Girls

Travel and Tourism

“Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.”

– Maya Angelou


Tourism operates in many different contexts, from local bed and breakfasts, to national parks, from large multinational companies to small specialist transport operators and includes the private, public and voluntary sectors. This course provides learners with the opportunity to develop a range of specialist and general skills that would support their progression to a career in a tourism organisation such as tourist guide or conservation assistant or apprenticeships such as a Visitor Services Assistant. Students can go on to further study in order to be able to seek a more senior role such as a Museum Curator, Marketing and Brand Manager or Events Co-ordinator. This course is equivalent to one full GCSE, awarded grades D*/ D/ M/ P.

Course Description

3 Mandatory Units:

UNIT 9801: Customer Experience (COURSEWORK 25%)

UNIT 9802: The Business of Tourism (1 ¼ HOUR EXAM 25%)

UNIT 9803: Developing UK Tourist Destinations (COURSEWORK 50%)

The externally assessed exam unit will be taken in June of Year 11.

Why choose this subject?

It is aimed at a range of learners of all abilities who wish to be introduced to working within the tourism industry, and is very well suited to students who prefer a less traditional style of learning and assessment, with small units of work assessed through written and practical tasks, optional work experience and a short multiple-choice answer exam paper. The course also enhances the very important transferrable skills of research, independent study, ICT competence and preparation for the world of work.