Travel & Tourism at LMS
The travel and tourism industry is dynamic, wide-ranging and fast-growing, and it offers a huge variety of employment opportunities for young people.
Past students have gone on to study higher education courses in a range of
related courses including hospitality and hotel management, in this country and overseas.
Course content and methodology – A lot of lessons involve working independently to research information by using a range of resources such as the internet, journals, newspapers, videos, guidebooks and pamphlets. Also information is gained from trips to tourism organisations and travel destinations. This includes making full use of local and regional resources, such as tourist attractions within the East Midlands as well as a national or international visit in the AS and the A2 year.
At AS level, students are strongly advised to participate in the annual visit to Prague early in the first term of year 12. This forms the basis of one of the two pieces of coursework.
An Applied A-Level involves learning by experience and doing rather than just being a passive observer.
In the Lent term, all students are required to complete a week s relevant work experience placement within the travel and tourism industry.
An Applied A level relies heavily on coursework meaning that although there is a heavy workload throughout both years of the course there is only one exam during each
Mrs Jessica Glenn Batchelor, Head of Geography and Travel & Tourism