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Travel and Tourism GCE AS/A
The specification aims to help students understand the different elements which make up the tourism industry:
- host communities
Students will learn about the wider ethical, social and cultural dimensions of tourism, and they will understand its impact on the environment and the importance of sustainable development.
WJEC remains committed to offering the GCE Travel and Tourism specification as a single or double award for the foreseeable future.
WJEC provides, and will continue to provide, GCE Travel and Tourism qualifications which meet the needs of teachers and the requirements of regulators in both England and Wales.
The specification has a very high level of satisfaction amongst centres that already offer the course.
Main features of the specification:
- Maximum of eight units to achieve a GCE Double Award
- Assessment weightings throughout are 60% internal assessment and 40% external assessment
- Single AS and A level awards both provide a choice of units to study
For centres we offer:
- An AS and A level structure which is aligned with the non-applied GCE structure in order to assist curriculum planning
- A manageable AS and A level specification which can be delivered in the time available
- Clear structure and content
- The opportunity to study Welsh travel and tourism organisations
For students we offer the opportunity to:
- Develop new skills in a people-focused industry
- Learn about the travel and tourism industry in Wales and the United Kingdom
- Study different tourist destinations
- Consider a career in travel and tourism
As with all WJEC subject specifications, we offer friendly, accessible specialist advice and guidance at the end of a phone or by e-mail.
Principal Examiners’ Report
The Principal Examiners' report, providing feedback on the summer 2013 series of examinations, is now available. Centres are advised to read the report carefully as it provides helpful observations and commentary on the work produced for this series and can assist teachers in preparing their students for the next series of examinations.
Travel & Tourism and WBQ
Further information on how GCE Travel & Tourism could help with delivery of WBQ Level 3 is available here.
- Click here for new Sustainable Tourism case studies and Tourism Development in Jordan and Grand Cayman.
- Raw/UMS grade boundaries for January 2012 are available online.
- Coursework Forms are now available online.
- Travel & Tourism Websites & Information
- Click here for a new on-line free resource.
- Support materials and resources are available on the Welsh Government Hwb.
Continuing Professional Development
The internal assessment standardising continuing professional development programme for the 2013 – 2014 academic year is now open for bookings. These events are free of charge, but please note that attendance is limited to one member of staff per centre for each subject. Additional members of staff may attend on payment of a £30 per head administration fee. Examination review will be provided online. A presentation giving details of this provision is now available on the website.
CPD materials are available on our secure website (Resources PDF Download, CPD materials).
For further information, please contact:
Michael Neale - Subject Officer
Telephone: 029 2026 5315
Clare Williams - Subject Support Officer
Telephone: 029 2026 5059