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 Travel And Tourism

Travel and Tourism

The Travel & Tourism teachers at Dukhan English School aim to:

- build an extraordinary learning community that goes beyond the curriculum
- foster a spirit of enquiry and continual improvement
- draw on the rich variety of experiences and views to support a coherent and collegiate approach to teaching and learning
- enable each person’s continued personal and professional development

For pupils we seek to engender:

- knowledge and understanding of the Planet Earth and its peoples
- lasting awareness of the world around us
- sensitivity and empathy towards all others
- tolerance and independent thinking
- preparedness for an active citizen’s role in a changing world

In our department every person’s opinion counts and is valued. The pupil voice is encouraged and listened to.

The Key Stage 4 Travel & Tourism course is intended to help prepare students for life after Key Stage 4. They are given the opportunity to develop knowledge and understanding, and also skills in creative thinking, enquiry and problem solving. This helps them to prepare for the next stage of their education.

The course provides an introduction to the travel and tourism industry and related service industries. The syllabus develops practical skills across a range of working roles, as well as providing a global and local perspective on travel and tourism.

Students learn about popular destinations, customer care, working procedures, travel and tourism products and services, and marketing and promotion. Students gain an understanding of the concepts, models and theories used within the industry, and also enhance their skills of investigation, analysis, interpretation and evaluation.
The course consists of five units:

Unit 1: The Travel & Tourism Industry
Unit 2: Features of Worldwide Destinations
Unit 3: Customer Care and Working Procedures
Unit 4: Travel & Tourism Products and Services
Unit 5: Marketing and Promotion

Students sit two external exams at the end of Year 11:

Paper 1 examines Units 1-4. It is 2 hours long and accounts for 60% of the final grade;
Paper 2 examines Unit 5. It is 2 hours & 30 minutes  long and accounts for 40% of the final grade.