Travel & Tourism

“We are currently preparing students for jobs that don’t yet exist, using technologies that haven’t been invented, in order to solve problems we don’t even know are problems yet.”
Richard Riley, former US Secretary of Education.


Our department wishes to build a brand of students who are able to succeed in the real-world business environment both, academically and through the wider attributes students will develop.

The Business and Economics faculty is a thriving entity that develops core business and economic knowledge and applies current and relevant examples into our teachings. We aim to develop a mindset that encourages critical thinking and confidence in our students that shapes the next generation of entrepreneurs.

It has never been of more importance for young minds to have an understanding of the business and economic environment and the implications that this has on them currently and in future. Recent events such as Brexit, Covid-19 and the changing of leadership in foreign countries has created a very dynamic environment in which we live and will inevitably lead to consequences that impact on our prosperity. Our ability to trade freely within the EU has been compromised and this will impact on duties, fees and potentially the exchange rate with other currencies. The reduced interest rates by the Bank of England have led to lower mortgage repayments, increased borrowing and encouraging spending of households. Additionally, the restrictions by the government will impact on the human capital of the UK economy and our ability to compete on an international scale. Business, economics and travel has never been of such importance.

There are four teachers in the faculty, each with their own specialisms and degrees of real-life experience operating within business which allows us to successfully deliver the subjects with a personal touch and insight.

Areas of Study Covered: 

Y9 KS4 – EDEXCEL BTEC Travel & Tourism

  • The importance of the UK as a tourist destination – learners will investigate and analyse the UK as a tourist destination for both inbound and domestic tourists. They will develop knowledge of how to carry out research, apply geographical knowledge and meet financial and client requirements in order to fulfil a given In order to support the development of knowledge and skill.

Y10 KS4 – EDEXCEL BTEC Travel & Tourism

  • Component 1 – Travel and tourism organisations and destinations
  • Component 3 – Customer needs in travel and tourism

Y11 KS4 – EDEXCEL BTEC Travel & Tourism

  • Component 2 – Exam, Influences on global travel and tourism
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