Travel & Tourism

Students will investigate the various ways in which tourism is managed to minimize the impacts of tourism but also how effective marketing can maximize visitor numbers.

Sixth Form Travel & Tourism

In Year 12 students learn about tourism on both domestic and international scale. They learn that industry is dynamic in nature and how it responds to changes in the external environment. Our Year 12 students plan, prepare and host their own tourism event which is documented in their coursework and is worth 50% of their AS grade.

In Year 13 the focus becomes one of how destinations both manage and market their destination.  They will develop an understanding of the role organizations in private, public and voluntary sector interrelate to achieve objectives.  Students will investigate the various ways in which tourism is managed to minimize the impacts of tourism but also how effective marketing can maximize visitor numbers.

Curriculum

AS topics covered include: The changing nature of travel and tourism, Travel and Tourism destinations, Trends in travel and tourism, Sustainability and Customer service.

A2 topics include: stakeholders involved in destination management, sustainable tourism, visitor & traffic management, impacts of tourism, market analysis, branding and marketing campaigns.

Future Careers

Students can go into the following career pathways after completion of this A level:

  • International hotel management
  • Tour Operations Corporate hospitality
  • Event Management
  • Aviation operations
  • Destination Management
  • Destination Marketing.

 

Accountancy, Business and Travel and Tourism department

Extra-curricular – REVISION CLUBS (all subjects: KS4 and 5):

Subject teachers offer weekly classes to support Year 12 and 13 in consolidating their understanding and preparing for their mock and final examinations. It provides an opportunity for students to revise core subject material, practice examination skills, and stay motivated. It also helps students to develop their problem-solving and critical thinking skills, socialise with peers, build confidence, and develop a strong study routine.

School Trips

Year 12 students will be planning their own travel and tourism related trips to various attractions on the island as part of their AS coursework requirements.  These will include Blue Iguana Conservation, Botanical Park, Barkers Nature reserve, Turtle Centre, and Sting-Ray city.  There will also be a host of guest speakers coming to the school to discuss travel and tourism impacts throughout the year.