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 Travel And Tourism

Travel and Tourism

The Travel and 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.

Our intention is that the A Level Travel & Tourism course will provide students with the opportunity to develop a critical understanding of the travel and tourism industry, and the connections between the different parts of the industry. We use a range of research techniques to achieve this, through in-depth study of the various sectors of the industry. In addition, students can develop skills to deal with complex situations and problems.

Students will develop practical and technical skills relevant to the travel and tourism industry, notably customer service. They will apply their knowledge and understanding of the industry and use research, evaluation and problem-solving skills in vocational contexts. Students will learn how to plan, prioritise and meet deadlines, working independently and within teams. 

At AS Level students study three units, all of equal weighting:
Unit 1 – The Travel & Tourism Industry (externally assessed examination of 1.30 hours duration)

Unit 2- The Travel & Tourism Customer (internally assessed portfolio of four tasks)

Unit 4 – Destination Britain (internally assessed portfolio of four tasks) 

The AS level contributes 50% of the total Advanced Level marks.

At A2 Level, students again study three units, all of equal weighting:

Unit 7 - Responsible Tourism (externally assessed examination of 1.30 hours duration)

Unit 8 – Current Issues in Travel & Tourism (internally assessed project)

Unit 11 - Special Interest Holidays (internally assessed portfolio of four tasks)

The A2 level contributes the remaining 50% of the total Advanced Level marks.