Travel and Tourism
BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate
BTEC qualification, equivalent to A Level
Entry criteria (GCSE grades):
English Language 4
This course offers an alternative style of learning to other subjects offered in Sixth Form. It will teach about the travel and tourism industry.
Unit 1 - The world of Travel & Tourism
Unit 2 - Global Destinations
Unit 3 - Managing the Customer Experience
Unit 18 - Events, Conferences and Exhibitions
How the course is assessed:
Students must complete all four units over the two years of study. This qualification includes a range of assessment types and styles, which is the main difference from A Level courses. There will be two external assessments and two internal assessments.
Unit 1 - 90 min exam with 75 marks available. Students will sit the exam in January of Year 12 and will have the opportunity to re-sit in the summer term.
Unit 2 - A task and case study set by the exam board. The assessment will take up to three hours of lesson time to complete and be submitted using a computer.
Units 3 and 18 - Assignments will be carried out in school and assessed by teaching staff.
The course is graded using the Pass, Merit, Distinction and Distinction* system.
The course gives students access to a range of careers in the service sector and opportunities for higher education. UCAS tariff points are equivalent to A Level grades.
Teacher responsible: Mrs S Berrisford.