Travel and Tourism
Students will have the opportunity to study international travel and tourism and develop key skills, such as research, report drafting and writing skills and project management.
Students will study the following 3 mandatory units, covering the underpinning knowledge and practical skills required to work in the industry.
- UK travel and tourism sector
- UK travel and tourism destinations
- The travel and tourism customer experience
- International travel and tourism destinations
Learners find it very difficult to learn with understanding from tasks which have no meaning that is apparent to them. They learn more effectively when they can link new experiences to what they already know and are motivated by curiosity to answer questions. Activities should therefore enable students to engage with real objects and with real problems.
An example of this method in practice is the teaching of the complexities of the cumulative effect through products known to the students. These include I-Phones, trainers and X-box games. Once students understand the theories using familiar items, other concepts can be added to extend understanding and apply to other situations.
All components and units are mandatory and assessed. Each unit is assessed via the following method:
Unit 1: 20 stand-alone multiple choice questions and 5 sets of stimulus material each with 3 associated questions (total marks 35).
Unit 2: 15 stand-alone multiple choice questions and 5 sets of stimulus materials each with 4 associated questions (total marks 35).
Unit 3: Pre-release case study requiring written responses (total 27 marks). Spelling, punctuation and grammar to be marked through the written responses (total 3 marks).
Classroom assessment takes place throughout the course in the form of a topic test which is completed at the end of each Unit Topic.
The immediacy of the online assessment model has a positive effect on student confidence. We have found that students actively support each other through assessment with encouragement and a sense of competitiveness.
Students' progress is evaluated using their baseline upon entry to the Academy and the progress they actually make. This allows necessary intervention to be put in place in order to give students the best chance of obtaining their expected outcomes.