CAMBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL A-LEVEL TRAVEL AND TOURISM (9395)
Tourism is, arguably, the world’s largest industry and continues to grow rapidly, creating environmental, social and commercial impacts. This programme is designed to develop key transferable skills for the future, including decision-making, problem solving, planning and communication. There are wide ranges of career opportunities associated with the tourism industry.
The course of study prescribed by this specification can reasonably be undertaken by candidates entering this vocational area for the first time. Through the study of the syllabus, candidates will appreciate the scale and importance of the travel and tourism industry. They will learn that the travel and tourism industry is dynamic in nature and how the industry responds to change. Learners will recognise the positive and negative impacts the industry may have on people, environments and economies.
The A Level in Travel and Tourism qualifies for UCAS points. It gives students a wide choice of progression options into further study, training or relevant employment in the travel and tourism industry. It is graded in the same way as traditional “A” levels from Grade A* to E. External assessments will be through written examinations as shown below, which will be available in May/June. Internal assessment will be through portfolio evidence.
To view full course specification click A Level Travel and Tourism Specification.
GCSE English Language with minimum grade of C or 4, though grade 5 is recommended.
Leisure & Tourism/Business Studies will be advantageous though not essential
A good school/College report
Valid travel documents
Students will submit the coursework component and sit Paper 1 in the first year and Paper 3 & 4 in the second year.