Wellington College

Wellington College Belfast

Co-Educational Grammar School

Engage | Educate | Empower

Travel and Tourism

Travel and Tourism

Key Staff

  • Mr M McFarland

Travel and Tourism is an exciting subject that explores numerous elements of the tourism sector from airlines to events. It is in constant growth and requires skilled workers.

Course Description

This qualification is equivalent to one GCE A-Level.

This qualification is designed to support learners who are interested about the travel and tourism industry alongside other fields of study, with a view of progressing to a wide range of higher education courses, not necessarily in travel and tourism-related subjects.

Assessment Format

There are 3 mandatory units that students will complete:

Unit 1 - The World of Travel and Tourism (external assessment)

Written examination set and marked by Pearson which is 1½ hours and worth 75 marks

Unit 2 - Global Destinations (external assessment)

A task set and marked by Pearson and completed under supervised conditions which is 3 hours and worth 60 marks

Unit 3 - Principles of Marketing in Travel and Tourism (internal assessment)

Internally assessed piece of coursework based on a given task

 

There are 2 optional units in which students will complete one:

Unit 9 - Visitor Attractions (internal assessment)

Internally assessed piece of coursework based on a given task

Unit 11 - Events, Conferences and Exhibitions (internal assessment)

Internally assessed piece of coursework based on a given task

It is anticipated that Unit 1 and Unit 3 will be completed in Year 13 and Unit 2 and Unit 9 or 11 will be completed in Year 14.