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Leisure and Tourism


Course Overview 

Level 2 GCSE
We currently offer an Applied GCSE in Leisure and Tourism which consists of 2 units across 3 years of teaching. During the course, students will complete 2 units made up of an exam and a piece of coursework covering several topics to give pupils a good understanding of the industry and the challenges it faces. Grades are awarded from A* to G.

Unit 1 Understanding Leisure and Tourism Destinations (Exam = 40%)

  • Leisure and Tourism Destinations
  • Visitor Attractions and Activities
  • Travel and Transport
  • Impacts of Tourism

Unit 2 The Nature of Leisure and Tourism (Coursework = 60%)

  • Leisure and Tourism Facilities available
  • The Changing Industry of Leisure and Tourism
  • Leisure and Tourism Organisations
  • Employment Opportunities in Leisure and Tourism


Why Choose the Subject? 

  • If you are seeking a career in the travel and tourism industry.
  • If you want to learn more about the world around you.
  • If you are interested in gaining an understanding of one of the World’s leading industry’s and the challenges it faces in recent times.
  • If you want to learn about the tourism industry and how it contributes to society and the economy
  • If you enjoy completing coursework and can stick to deadlines

Common Questions 

Q.  What level can I study?
A.  Level 2 (the equivalent to GCSE)

Q.  How is the course divided?

A.  You will cover 2 units over the 3 years. The exam is worth 40% of the qualification and the coursework is worth 60%.

Q. How many extra hours will I be expected to complete outside of the classroom each week?

A. On top of the 3 lessons each week, students are expected to work an additional 1-2 hours per week to cope with the level of work.

Q. Are there any entry requirements to study for this qualification?

A. In order to study for this qualification, pupils must have an enthusiasm for travel. The willingness to work hard is also desired as well as the ability to produce coursework to deadlines.

Who will teach me? 

Miss Allum

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