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The GCE AS/A2 Travel & Tourism (Applied) qualification
5 GCSEs at grade A* to C or equivalent. No previous knowledge of the subject is required on this course. The course will only run if a sufficient number of students express an interest.
Syllabus Outline: We offer the following courses
OCR Advanced Subsidiary GCE in Travel and Tourism.
OCR Advanced GCE in Travel and Tourism.
OCR Advanced GCE (Double Award) in Travel and Tourism.
AS GCE in Travel & Tourism – consists of 3 modules, 1 is examined and 2 are coursework based. Graded from A* to E as a standard A level. Can be completed in one year.
Investigating the Travel & Tourism Industry – 2hr exam 33% of final grade
Customer Service in Travel & Tourism – coursework, 33% of final grade
Travel Destinations – coursework – 33% coursework of final grade
AS GCE (Double Award) in Travel & Tourism – consists of 6 modules, 4 are project based and 2 are examined. Graded from A* to E. Normally completed over one year.
As above plus
International Travel – examination – 16.67% of final grade
Tourist Attractions – coursework, 16.67% of final grade
Hospitality – coursework, 16.67% of final grade
Advanced GCE (Double Award) all 6 modules from AS/A2 and a further 2 mandatory exams and 4 projects. 2 A2 grades awarded
Exams – Tourism Development and Marketing
Projects – Ecotourism, Adventure Tourism, Cultural Tourism, Human Resources or Event Management
By the end of the course you will have gained an excellent knowledge of the travel industry. There are up to 4 exams in total if you were to complete the main course and a further 8 pieces of coursework. The course is an ideal springboard to further study in Higher Education or employment..
Methods of Assessment:
Each examination or project carries the following weighting –
33.3% for the AS single A –level
16.67% for the A2 single A-level and the double award.
The grades available are from A* to U.
Your portfolio work will be initially assessed within College by your tutors. This allows you to add more and improve your grade. After you are happy with your work it is then second marked in College and finally marked by a visiting examiner from OCR. The grades awarded are A* to U.
With each topic area your work will be assessed using a range of different methods that could include personal and PowerPoint presentations, written reports, wallcharts, brochures and role plays.
All examinations are externally assessed by formal A-level examinations.
This course is ideal for students interested in the Travel and Tourism industries. However it is not restricted to those students. The course develops a wide range of essential transferable skills to allow students to prepare for a career or for university. To develop the students’ knowledge of the travel industry we undertake a range of trips to local places of interest and tourist attractions.
In conclusion, the course combines well with all other A levels, is ideal for university UCAS points, provides a wide range of skills, knowledge and expertise.
For more information please see www.ocr.org.uk and go through qualifications menu.