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Travel & Tourism

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Travel & Tourism

Meet the Travel & Tourism Department



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Mr T. Robinson

Head of Department

Mrs K. Meakin

Teacher of Geography and Travel & Tourism


In Travel and Tourism we aim to foster and ignite an interest in the Travel and Tourism industry and to challenge students to become more resourceful and resilient by applying what they learn in the classroom to examples used in lessons and in the local area through visits. We aim to broaden students’ perspective to provide a global dimension to their studies.  This curriculum recognises the importance of the changing of Travel and Tourism in the United Kingdom and across the world and the different challenges that this may present in society and the classroom. 

The Travel and Tourism curriculum is has been designed to build on foundations of knowledge that the students have when they begin the course, gained from their KS3 humanities lessons. The course begins with Travel and Tourism organisations and destinations before looking at how global issues affect these organisations and then how these organisations provide customer service. This will enable students to develop essential organisation, planning and budgeting skills, all essential life skills and invaluable in any profession. This could involve finding and costing transport, accommodation and excursions.

The course follows the BTEC Level 1/Level 2 Tech Award in Travel and Tourism covering three components – Travel and Tourism organisations and destinations, influences on Global Travel and Tourism and Customer needs in Travel and Tourism.

Scheme of Learning/Courses/Curriculum Map

Exam Board Specification - Pearson BTEC

Feedback Policy

The primary purpose of feedback is to move students on with their learning. Students receive feedback on their learning in a number of different ways, both formally and informal.

Formative Assessment takes place every lesson in many forms including:

  • Low stakes quizzing
  • Live marking in lessons
  • Questioning
  • Peer and self-assessment
  • Examination style questioning

Students are provided with detailed written feedback on longer pieces of written work and key pieces. Next steps marking is implemented, alongside other techniques to promote learning and progress. Students are expected to respond to their feedback and make improvements to their work by acting upon it immediately using purple pen.