Travel and Tourism

Travel and Tourism at Ruislip High School aims, through mainly vocational learning scenarios, to prepare students at Key Stages 4 and 5 for work in the Travel and Tourism sector. We follow the vocational BTEC specifications from Pearson, which are largely coursework based. 

Key Stage 4

At Key Stage 4, we follow the Pearson BTEC Level 1/2 Firsts qualification. This begins with an examined unit to teach and test the key theories in Travel and Tourism, before moving onto three coursework units, structured as follows: 

Unit 1: The UK Travel and Tourism industry - assessed by exam in January of Year 10 (25% of the course) 

Unit 2: UK Travel and Tourism destinations - assessed by coursework (25% of the course) 

Unit 3: The Travel and Tourism customer experience - assessed by coursework (25% of the course) 

Unit 4: International Travel and Tourism destinations - assessed by coursework (25% of the course) 

The coursework is based on a range of vocational scenarios and is completed by students in lesson time and for homework. 

Key Stage 5

At Key Stage 5, we follow the Pearson BTEC Level 3 Nationals qualification. This course is structured via four units as follows: 

Unit 1: The World of Travel and Tourism - assessed by externally marked exam in the summer of Year 12 (25% of the course) 

Unit 2: Global destinations - assessed by open book externally marked exam in the January of Year 13 (25% of the course) 

Unit 3: Principles of Marketing in Travel and Tourism - assessed by coursework (25% of the course) 

Unit 9: Visitor Attractions - assessed by coursework (25% of the course) 

At both key stages, students can attain the following grades:

  • Distinction*

  • Distinction

  • Merit

  • Pass

  • Fail

Click here for Travel and Tourism Curriculum Map 2021-2022