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Travel & Tourism


GCSE Leisure, Travel and Tourism gives students the opportunity to follow a vocationally related course of study. Students have the opportunity to progress directly into employment, to further learning opportunities in employment or to further study.

Studying leisure, travel and tourism gives students the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills required by this growing sector of the economy.


This specification aims to encourage students to:

  • follow a broad, coherent, satisfying and worthwhile course of study;
  • make informed decisions about further learning opportunities and career choices;
  • engage actively in the study of leisure, travel and tourism to develop as effective and independent learners and as critical and reflective thinkers with enquiring minds;
  • understand the nature of the leisure, travel and tourism industry;
  • develop an understanding of the contribution that leisure, travel and tourism makes to society and the economy;
    develop an awareness that health and safety issues are integral to leisure, travel and tourism;
  • develop an awareness and understanding of sustainable development and environmental issues; and
  • appreciate diversity and recognise similarities and differences of attitudes and cultures in society.


GCSE Leisure, Travel and Tourism

Subject descriptor for GCSE Leisure, Travel and Tourism