Travel & Tourism

Staff Quote

Subject Leader

Damon Lewis
(Associate Assistant Principal
Progress Leader Sixth Form)


Victoria Wakefield
(Extended SLT with whole school responsibilities)

Amy Biddle
(Year 11 Progress Leader)
Paul Wills

“To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.”

- Aldous Huxley

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”

- Mark Twain

“The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one's own country as a foreign land.”

- G.K. Chesterton

Why study Travel And Tourism?

The Travel and Tourism industry is one of the world's largest industries and a significant local employer. Even if you are not planning on entering the industry the courses we offer help develop a wide range of skills and expertise that are in high demand from employers and universities alike. This highly successful suite of courses makes an interesting addition to your portfolio of qualifications and compliments many subjects such as Business Studies, Law, Psychology, Geography, ICT, Modern Languages, English, Theatre Studies, Performing Arts, Sport and Physical Education.

Aims / Objectives

In Travel and Tourism we aim :

  • To prepare students with the vocational skills required to get ahead in the world of work
  • For students to achieve at and above their target grades
  • To set SSS regularly to develop understanding and in preparation for coursework and exams
  • To prepare students for their next level of study such as University

Key Stage 4

In year 10, students can opt to take Travel and Tourism in year 11.
We currently offer:

  • BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate in Travel and Tourism (Edexcel - equivalent to 2 GCSEs)

Key Stage 5

In Post-16 students have the option of studying many different courses:
  • AS/A2 Applied Travel and Tourism (OCR - H189, H589)
  • AS/A2 Applied Travel and Tourism - (OCR H389, H789 - equivalent to 2 A levels)
  • BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate in Travel and Tourism (Edexcel - equivalent to 2 GCSEs)


Travel and Tourism offers students the opportunity to develop their skills by actually setting up and running their own events. In recent years we have run several trips that have been planned, marketed, sold and run by students, for students.