Key Stage 4

At Key Stage 4 you will study many subjects such as Business Studies, Child Care, Computer Science and Drama, as well as studying core subjects such as Maths, English Language and Literature and Science.

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Subjects

Subject Information

Title: GCSE Biology; GCSE Chemistry; GCSE Physics

Qualification awarded: GCSE X 3

Awarding body: AQA

Grading awarded: GCSE 1-9

Subject Content

Scientific understanding is changing our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity, and all students should be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science. They should be helped to appreciate the achievements of science in showing how the complex and diverse phenomena of the natural world can be described in terms of a small number of key ideas relating to the sciences which are inter-linked, and which are of universal application. These key ideas include:

  • The use of conceptual models and theories to make sense of the observed diversity of natural phenomena
  • The assumption that every effect has one or more cause
  • That change is driven by interactions between different objects and systems
  • That many such interactions occur over a distance and over time
  • That science progresses through a cycle of hypothesis, practical experimentation,observation, theory development and review
  • That quantitative analysis is a central element both of many theories and of scientificmethods of inquiry.

How the subject is assessed

The entire qualification is assessed at the end of year 11, by 6 exams. Students will need to work consistently throughout the course and will be given regular exam-linked assessments to prepare for this.

 

GCSE Biology

  • Biology Paper 1 – 1 hour 45 minutes (50% of the award) – Cell Biology; Organisation;Infection and response; and Bioenergetics. This will be taught from spring term 2 ofyear 9 and into year 10 and revised in year 11.
  • Biology Paper 2 – 1hour 45 minutes (50% of the award) – Homeostasis and response;Inheritance, variation and evolution; and Ecology. This will be taught in the second half of year 10 and revised in year 11.

 

GCSE Chemistry

  • Chemistry Paper 1 – 1 hour 45 minutes (50% of the award) – Atomic structure and theperiodic table; Bonding, structure, and the properties of matter; Quantitative chemistry; Chemical changes; and Energy changes This will be taught from spring term 2 of year 9 and into year 10 and revised in year 11.
  • Chemistry Paper 2 – 1hour 45 minutes (50% of the award) – The rate and extent of chemical change; Organic chemistry; Chemical analysis; Chemistry of the atmosphere;

and Using resources. This will be taught in the second half of year 10 and revised in year 11.

 

GCSE Physics

  • Physics Paper 1 – 1 hour 45 minutes (50% of the award) – Energy; Electricity; Particlemodel; and Atomic structure. This will be taught from spring term 2 of year 9 and intoyear 10 and revised in year 11.
  • Physics Paper 2 – 1hour 45 minutes (50% of the award) – Forces; Waves; Magnetismand electromagnetism; and Space physics. This will be taught in the second half of year 10 and revised in year 11.Students’ work will also be assessed throughout the course and graded using the end-point 1-9 grade structure.

Who should study science at KS4?

Sciences in key stage 4 continues with the process of building upon and deepening understanding of ideas developed in earlier key stages in the subject disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics.

 

For some students, studying the sciences in key stage 4 provides the platform for more advanced studies, establishing the basis for a wide range of careers. For others, it will be their last formal study of subjects that provide the foundations for understanding the natural world and will enhance their lives in an increasingly technological society.

Any special requirements?

There are no special requirements to study GCSE Combined Science:Trilogy, although students should have developed a good understanding of the Science from KS3 Science and the transition material taught at the beginning of year 9 which will be built upon. Students will also need to regularly use mathematical techniques such as basic algebra, trigonometry and standard form.

Further Information

Full details of the course can be found on the AQA website. Students interested in following this course should speak to their Science teacher in the first instance.

Subject Information

Title: GCSE Combined Science: Trilogy

Qualification awarded: GCSE

Awarding body: AQA

Grading awarded: GCSE 1-9

Subject Content

Scientific understanding is changing our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity, and all students should be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science. They should be helped to appreciate the achievements of science in showing how the complex and diverse phenomena of the natural world can be described in terms of a small number of key ideas relating to the sciences which are inter-linked, and which are of universal application. These key ideas include:

  • the use of conceptual models and theories to make sense of the observed diversity of natural phenomena
  • the assumption that every effect has one or more cause
  • that change is driven by interactions between different objects and systems
  • that many such interactions occur over a distance and over time
  • that science progresses through a cycle of hypothesis, practical experimentation,observation, theory development and review
  • that quantitative analysis is a central element both of many theories and of scientificmethods of inquiry.

How the subject is assessed

The entire qualification is assessed at the end of year 11, by 6 exams. Students will need to work consistently throughout the course and will be given regular exam-linked assessments to prepare for this.

  • Biology Paper 1 – 1 hour 15 minutes (16.7% of the award) – Cell Biology; Organisation; Infection and response; and Bioenergetics. This will be taught from spring term 2 of year 9 and into year 10 and revised in year 11.
  • Biology Paper 2 – 1hour 15 minutes (16.7% of the award) – Homeostasis and response; Inheritance, variation and evolution; and Ecology. This will be taught in the second half of year 10 and revised in year 11.
  • Chemistry Paper 1 – 1 hour 15 minutes (16.7% of the award) – Atomic structure and the periodic table; Bonding, structure, and the properties of matter; Quantitative chemistry; Chemical changes; and Energy changes This will be taught from spring term 2 of year 9 and into year 10 and revised in year 11.
  • Chemistry Paper 2 – 1hour 15 minutes (16.7% of the award) – The rate and extent of chemical change; Organic chemistry; Chemical analysis; Chemistry of the atmosphere; and Using resources. This will be taught in the second half of year 10 and revised in year 11.
  • Physics Paper 1 – 1 hour 15 minutes (16.7% of the award) – Energy; Electricity; Particle model; and Atomic structure. This will be taught from spring term 2 of year 9 and into year 10 and revised in year 11.
  • Physics Paper 2 – 1hour 15 minutes (16.7% of the award) – Forces; Waves; and Magnetism and electromagnetism. This will be taught in the second half of year 10 and revised in year 11.Students’ work will also be assessed throughout the course and graded using the end-point 1-9 grade structure.

Who should study science at KS4?

Sciences in key stage 4 continues with the process of building upon and deepening understanding of ideas developed in earlier key stages in the subject disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics.

 

For some students, studying the sciences in key stage 4 provides the platform for more advanced studies, establishing the basis for a wide range of careers. For others, it will be their last formal study of subjects that provide the foundations for understanding the natural world and will enhance their lives in an increasingly technological society.

Any special requirements?

There are no special requirements to study GCSE Combined Science:Trilogy, although students should have developed a good understanding of the Science from KS3 Science and the transition material taught at the beginning of year 9 which will be built upon. Students will also need to regularly use mathematical techniques such as basic algebra, trigonometry and standard form.

Further Information

Full details of the course can be found on the AQA website. Students interested in following this course should speak to their Science teacher in the first instance.

Subject Information

Title: Business Studies

Qualification awarded: BTEC Level 2 First Award

Awarding body: Pearsons/BTEC

Grading awarded: Level 1 Pass/Pass/Merit/Distinction

Subject Content

In Business Studies pupils will study how a business is set up and formed to make them successful in making a profit, how business recruit and train employees and learn about how business provide consistent and reliable customer service. In the exam unit, pupils will learn aspects of business accounting such as profit and loss; breakeven analysis; balance sheets and sources of revenue.

How the subject is assessed

The qualification is assessed throughout Year 10 and 11 through 3 separate pieces of coursework and 1 exam paper (business finance). Students will need to work consistently throughout the course to ensure they reach their target grade.

  • Coursework 1 – Year 10 (25% of the award) – the business environment. This will be taught at the start of year 10 and the coursework submitted at the end of the Autumn term.
  • Exam – 1 hour (25% of the award) – this is on the topic of business finance and is taught in the spring and summer term of year 10. The exam is taken at the end of Year 10.
  • Coursework 2 – Year 11 (25% of the award) – customer services. This will be taught in the first half of year 11 and the coursework submitted at the end of spring term 1
  • Coursework 3 – Year 11 (25% of the award) – recruitment and selection. This will be taught in the second half of year 11 and will be submitted in summer term 1.Students’ must complete all 4 units of work to be able to get a qualification at the end of the course. Class work will be assessed throughout the course to check for progress and understanding.

Who should study Business studies at KS4?

Anyone who is interested in developing a better understanding of business and how business work. This is an excellent first course in business for anyone wishing to pursue this subject further at post 16 level. A certain level of mathematical understanding is required, as pupils will be required to take an exam paper in business finance. Students will be expected to think for themselves and develop skills in analysis and evaluation in their coursework tasks. They will also be expected to work independently on home learning tasks.

Any special requirements?

There are no special requirements to study GCSE Business Studies.

Further Information

Full details of the course can be found on the Pearson BTEC website. Students interested in following this course should speak to the Business Studies teacher in the first instance.

Subject Information

Title: Child Care (Childrens play, Learning & Development)

Qualification awarded: BTEC Level 2 First Award

Awarding body: Edexcel

Grading awarded: Level 1 Pass, Level 2 Pass,Level 2 Merit, Level 2 Distinction

Subject Content

This subject has three compulsory units:

  • Patterns of Child Development
  • Promoting Children’s development through Play
  • The Principles of Early Years PracticeAll units focus on how children develop and progress and what adults can do to ensure children reach their full potential and develop in all areas. Students will also undertake a work placement in both Y10 and Y11.

How the subject is assessed

This qualification is both externally (exam) and internally assessed (course work). Unit 1 – Students will take a 1hr written exam, initially at the end of Yr 10.
Unit 2 – Students is assessed through a variety of assignment tasks set by the class teacher to be completed in assessment window after preparing for this in lessons. Unit 3 – Students is assessed through a variety of assignment tasks set by the class teacher to be completed in assessment window after preparing for this in lessons.

In addition to these tasks the students are partially assessed on work connected to their work based placements.

Who should study Child care at KS4?

Students who ultimately want to work with children in any capacity. Students should be interested in learning more about children and how they grow and develop. They must like children. They must like working with them, communicating with them and want to understand how to help them make progress as they grow up.

Students should be willing to work independently and also as part of a team. Students will develop many skills useful in many working environments.

Any special requirements?

There are no special requirements to study BTEC CHILD CARE (Children’s play, learning and Development) although students will be expected to be committed to work experience in a school or nursery as this is an essential part of the course. They should have the ability to work independently and as part of a team and be able to be a positive role model to young children.

Further Information

Full details of the course can be found on the Edexcel website. Students interested in following this course should speak to Mrs Smith in the first instance.

Subject Information

Title: Computer Science

Qualification awarded: GCSE

Awarding body: AQA

Grading awarded: GCSE 1-9

Subject Content

This subject content is taught within a range of realistic contexts based around the major themes such as programming, computer systems and the ethics of computing. To gain the most from the course, a number of the sections will benefit from being taught holistically. For example, algorithms could be taught alongside programming techniques, as there is a close relationship between them.

The non-exam assessment in GCSE Computer Science will represent 20% of the overall grade for the qualification and should represent 20 hours of work. This will be a small project that will use a programming language.
Java will be the language used in the programming tasks, however other languages will be covered.

How the subject is assessed

There are two exam papers accounting for 80% of the final marks, the other 20% coming from the non examined assessment (coursework).

  • Paper 1 – 1 hour (40% of the award) – Computational thinking and problem solving.
  • Paper 2 – 1.5 hours (40% of the award) – Theoretical knowledge from the course.
  • NEA – (20% of the award) – a small project using programming.Students’ work will also be assessed throughout the course and graded using the end-point 1-9 grade structure.

Who should Computer Science at KS4?

Anyone who is interested in developing a better understanding of the digital world would enjoy this course. A certain level of mathematical understanding is required. Students will be expected to think for themselves and develop skills in analysis and evaluation. They will also be expected to work independently on home learning tasks. This is course is designed for those that would like a career in computing.

Any special requirements?

There are no special requirements to study GCSE Computer Science, although students should be in the top set for Maths.

Further Information

Full details of the course can be found on the AQA website. Students interested in following this course should speak to their Computing teacher in the first instance.

Subject Information

Title: Drama

Qualification awarded: GCSE

Awarding body: Pearsons EDEXCEL

Grading awarded: GCSE 1-9

Subject Content

  •  Component 1 – Devising; focuses on creating and developing a devised piece and analysing and evaluating the creative process.
  •  Component 2 – Performance from Text; allows you to interpret and explore 2 key extracts from a chosen text as well as performing extracts from this text.
  • Component 3 – Theatre Makers in Practice; this is a study of 1 complete performance text as well as a live theatre evaluation. Component 3 will be assessed as a written exam.Throughout the course there will be theatre visits and workshops taking place giving you opportunities to perform your work and see professionals in action. If you have enjoyed practical Drama at KS3 then this GCSE enables you to develop the skills you already have, even further. You will also learn skills that are highly valued in any walk of life, including a wide range of communication skills, teamwork skills and how to confidently present yourself in public.

How the subject is assessed

Component 1 – Devising; practical and coursework – 60 marks (40%)
Component 2 – Performance from Text; practical and coursework – 48 marks (20%) Component 3 – Theatre Makers in Practice; written examination, 11⁄2 hours – 60 marks(40%)

Who should study Drama at KS4?

GCSE Drama is a good way into any career in the Arts – not just on stage. Careers outside of Acting would include; Directing, Stage Management, Set or Costume Design, Sound & Lighting Technician, Writer, Broadcasting in TV or Radio. Drama is also a highly appropriate subject if you are interested in law, medicine, youth work, catering, beauty or health & social care as you will be equipped for any career that involves working with others, being part of a team, dealing with the public, representing others and having empathy.

You will gain valuable communication skills that will stay with you for life. With the ability to present yourself confidently, you are increasing your chances at any interview for either further education or employment, as well as in any future career.
Further Education Courses

• Drama and Theatre Studies at AS and A2 Level

• BTEC Performing Arts.

Any special requirements?

Students that take GCSE Drama must:

  • Have an interest in the subject and enjoy working practically.
  • Be able to think creatively and enjoy exploring ideas.
  • Manage their own time and meet deadlines.
  • Be committed to a team, which aims to both excel and entertain.
  • Enjoy taking part in performances and visiting the theatre.
  • Want to develop confidence, communication and presentation skills.

Further Information

Full details of the course can be found on the Pearson EDEXCEL website. Students interested in following this course should speak to their Drama teacher in the first instance.

Subject Information

Title: English Language

Qualification awarded: GCSE Foundation and Higher Level

Awarding body: AQA

Grading awarded: GCSE 1-9

Subject Content

Students will draw upon a range of texts as reading stimulus and engage with creative as well as real and relevant contexts. Students will have opportunities to develop higher-order reading and critical thinking skills that encourage genuine enquiry into different topics and themes.

This specification will ensure that students can read fluently and write effectively. Students will be able to demonstrate a confident control of Standard English and write grammatically correct sentences, deploying figurative language and analysing texts.

How the subject is assessed

One paper for all students which will be awarded from 1 – 9

Studying English Language at KS4

For GCSE English Language students should:

  • read fluently, and with good understanding, a wide range of texts from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries, including literature and literary non-fiction as well as other writing such as reviews and journalism
  • read and evaluate texts critically and make comparisons between texts
  • summarise and synthesise information or ideas from texts
  • use knowledge gained from wide reading to inform and improve their own writing
  • write effectively and coherently using Standard English appropriately
  • use grammar correctly and punctuate and spell accurately
  • acquire and apply a wide vocabulary, alongside a knowledge and understanding of grammatical terminology, and linguistic conventions for reading, writing and spoken language
  • Listen to and understand spoken language and use spoken Standard English effectively. GCSE English Language is designed on the basis that students should read and be assessed on high- quality, challenging texts from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. Each text studied must represent a substantial piece of writing, making significant demands on students in terms of content, structure and the quality of language. The texts, across a range of genres and types, should support students in developing their own writing by providing effective models. The texts must include literature and extended literary non-fiction, and other writing such as essays, reviews and journalism (both printed and online). Texts that are essentially transient, such as instant news feeds, must not be included. The number and types of texts, and their length, are not prescribed.

Further Information

Full details of the course can be found on Exam board websites.

Subject Information

Title: English Literature

Qualification awarded: GCSE Foundation and Higher Level

Awarding body: AQA

Grading awarded: GCSE 1-9

Subject Content

Courses based on this specification should encourage students to develop knowledge and skills in reading, writing and critical thinking. Through literature, students have a chance to develop culturally and acquire knowledge of the best that has been thought and written. Studying GCSE English Literature should encourage students to read widely for pleasure, and as a preparation for studying literature at a higher level.

How the subject is assessed

One paper for all students which will be awarded from 1 – 9

Studying English Language at KS4

Courses based on this specification should also encourage students to:

  • Read a wide range of classic literature fluently and with good understanding, and make connections across their reading
  • Read in depth, critically and evaluatively, so that they are able to discuss and explain their understanding and ideas
  • develop the habit of reading widely and often appreciate the depth and power of the English literary heritage
  • write accurately, effectively and analytically about their reading, using Standard English
  • acquire and use a wide vocabulary, including the grammatical terminology and other literary and linguistic terms they need to criticise and analyse what they read.

Further Information

Full details of the course can be found on Exam board websites.

Subject Information

Title: Mathematics

Qualification awarded: GCSE Foundation and Higher Level

Awarding body: AQA / Edexcel

Grading awarded: GCSE 1-9

Subject Content

The subject content is broken into these broad areas:
Number, Algebra, Ratio proportion and rates of change, Geometry and measures, Probability, and Statistics. All content can be assessed on any of the three question papers and some questions will draw together elements of maths from different topic areas.

How the subject is assessed

The entire qualification is assessed at the end of year 11, by 3 exams. Students will need to work consistently throughout the course and will be given regular exam-linked assessments to prepare for this.

  • Paper 1 – 1hour 30 minutes (Non Calculator)
  • Paper 2 – 1hour 30 minutes (Calculator)
  • Paper 3 – 1hour 30 minutes (Calculator)

Students’ work will also be assessed throughout the course and graded using the end-point 1-9 grade structure.

Studying Mathematics at KS4

This course should enable students to develop fluent knowledge, skills and understanding of mathematical methods and concepts. Students will be given the opportunity to to acquire, select and apply mathematical techniques to solve problems. Students will develop their skills to reason mathematically and comprehend, interpret and communicate mathematical information in a variety of forms. Students will be able to develop confidence in, and a positive attitude towards mathematics and to recognise the importance of mathematics in their own lives and to society. This course will provide a strong mathematical foundation for those students who wish to study mathematics at a higher level post 16.

Further Information

Full details of the course can be found on Exam board websites.

Subject Information

Title: Music

Qualification awarded: GCSE

Awarding body: AQA

Grading awarded: GCSE 1-9

Subject Content

1. Understanding music
2. Performing music
3. Composing music

How the subject is assessed

This qualification is linear which means that students will sit all their exams and submit all their non-exam assessment at the end of the course.

  1. UnderstandingMusic-assessedthoughalisteningandunderstandingexam paper using excerpts of music. The exam is 11⁄2 hours and is 40% of the GCSE marks.
  2. PerformingMusic-assessedthrough2performancesasaninstrumentalist and/or vocalist. Performance 1: Solo performance
    Performance 2: Ensemble performance
    A minimum of four minutes and a maximum of seven minutes of performance in total is required, of which a minimum of one minute must be the ensemble performance. This component is 30% of GCSE marks.
  3. Composingmusic-assessedthrough2piecesofcoursework. Composition 1: Composition to a brief
    Composition 2: Free composition

A minimum of 3 minutes and a maximum of 41⁄2 minutes of music in total is required. This component is 30% of GCSE marks.

Who should study Music at KS4

Students interested in all genres and styles of music. Students should be willing to listen attentively to unfamiliar music and be able to use the elements of music and appropriate music vocabulary. They should also be able to read and write staff notation.

Students wishing to go on to further and higher education in music or related subjects.

Any special requirements?

Students must be able to perform music either as an instrumentalist or as a vocalist and already be taking lessons on their chosen instrument on a weekly basis, either in school or privately. Students should be a minimum of grade 1 standard in order to access minimum marks.

Further Information

Students lay the foundations for further study or a musical career, and develop: self-confidence, communication skills, creative skills, critical analysis and evaluation skills.

Subject Information

Title: Physical Education

Qualification awarded: GCSE Level 1/2

Awarding body: Pearson Edexcel

Grading awarded: GCSE 1 – 9

Subject Content

Component 1: Fitness and Body Systems
Topic 1: Applied anatomy and physiology

Topic 2: Movement Analysis Topic 3: Physical training Topic 4: Use of data

Component 2: Health and Performance
Topic 1: Health, fitness and well-being Topic 2: Sport psychology
Topic 3: Socio-cultural influences Topic 4: Use of data

Component 3: Practical Performance

One team activity, one individual activity and a free choice from the DfE list. Skills in isolation
Skills in a competitive formal situation

Component 4: Personal Exercise Programme (PEP)
Aim and planning analysis
Carrying out and monitoring the PEP Evaluation of the PEP

How the subject is assessed

Component 1: Written examination 1 hour and 45 minutes (36% of qualification) The assessment consists of multiple-choice, short-answer, and extended writing questions.
Component 2: Written examination 1 hour and 15 minutes (24% of qualification) The assessment consists of multiple-choice, short-answer, and extended writing questions.

Component 3: Internally marked and externally moderated (30% of qualification) Component 4: Internally marked and externally moderated (10% of qualification)

Who should study Pearson Edexcel GCSE PE

Practically minded students with an interest in Sport Science who would like to learn more about the topics indicated above and improving their practical performance in individual and team activities.

GCSE PE is an ideal foundation course for students interested in science or for those wanting to study A Level PE and other related courses after leaving school. It is an academic subject with 70% of the final marks being awarded through examined or written components.

Special Requirements?

Students choosing GCSE PE will have an exemplary record of taking part in lessons throughout key stage 3 and a good attitude towards learning. Please note, homework is set regularly and it is expected that it will be completed by the due date.

Further Information

For more information visit www.qualifications.pearson.com

Subject Information

Title: Religious Studies

Qualification awarded: GCSE

Awarding body: AQA

Grading awarded: GCSE 1 – 9

Subject Content

This subject includes the study of the key beliefs, teachings and practices in Christianity and Islam. This will include holy texts and how communities can incorporate these in to their lives in the modern day. The thematic studies will cover topics such as war, peace and conflict, crime and punishment, the origins of the universe and human life and relationships and families.

How the subject is assessed

The entire qualification is assessed at the end of year 11, by 2 exams. Students will need to work consistently throughout the course and will be given regular exam-linked assessments to prepare for this.

  • Paper 1 – 1 hour and 45 minutes (50% of the award) – Religious beliefs and practices. This will be taught in year 10.
  • Paper 2 – 1 hour and 45 minutes (50% of the award) – Religious themes. This will be taught as introduction in year 9 and then revisited in year 10/11.Students’ work will also be assessed throughout the course and graded using the end- point 1-9 grade structure.

Who should study RS at KS4?

Anyone who is interested in developing a better understanding of the core principles Christianity and Islam and how they can be applied today along with look at topical issues affecting both believers and non believers. Writing skills will be heavily relied on in this topic given the nature of assessment. Students will be expected to think for themselves and develop their knowledge based skills, application of religious viewpoints and evaluation. They will also be expected to work independently on home learning tasks.

Special Requirements?

There are no special requirements to study GCSE RS, although students should have developed a good understanding of the world religions from KS3.

Further Information

Full details of the course can be found on the AQA website. Students interested in following this course should speak to their Religious Studies teacher in the first instance.

Subject Information

Title: Travel & Tourism

Qualification awarded: BTEC First Award L1/2 Travel Tourism

Awarding body: Edexcel

Grading awarded: BTEC l1P to Distinction*

Subject Content

Each of the four units studied for this course focuses on a different area of the Travel and Tourist Industry. Students study destinations in the UK, Europe and Worldwide, plan holidays to meet the needs of different visitors to a variety of destinations as well as costing and planning detailed itineraries for their chosen destinations. The final unit is investigating the factors which affect worldwide travel and tourism and covers a variety of topics from climatic factors, entry requirements and visas, to disruption to travel through inclement weather and worldwide incidents such as a major volcanic eruption.

How the subject is assessed

For this exciting course students will complete 4 units to achieve the qualification. The compulsory core unit titles are:

  • The UK Travel & Tourism Sector, externally assessed
  • UK Travel & Tourism Destinations, internally assessed

The other two” specialist” units to be covered and internally assessed are

  • International Travel & Tourism Destinations
  • Factors affecting Worldwide Travel & Tourism

The UK Travel and Tourism Sector is externally assessed by a one hour examination. The other 3 Units will be internally through assignments set by the class teacher to be completed in class. Students must meet all the deadlines as set and each criteria to reach the Pass standard. The skills and knowledge acquired whilst doing BTEC Travel & Tourism will be valuable to any student wishing to progress to a Vocational Course, Further Education as well as working in any area of the Tourist, Travel or Leisure Industry.

Who should study Travel and Tourism at KS4?

This course is ideal for those students who like to work independently and who can meet deadlines. As it is a vocational qualification it is beneficial to those who are thinking of pursuing this type of study Post 16 and to those students wishing to become truly independent learners. There are many courses available at local colleges for students to take their study of Travel and Tourism further, and for possibly working in the Travel and Tourism Industry.

Special Requirements?

Students will be expected to work independently, research a wide range of topics then evaluate/summarise the information gathered; communicate tasks through a wide range of ICT and oral presentations. Tasks will be assessed individually and whilst working in a team to solve problems and scenarios set by the teacher. Students will develop skills useful to all working environments and essential in today’s job market.

Further Information

The skills and knowledge acquired whilst doing BTEC Travel & Tourism will be valuable to any student wishing to progress to a Vocational Course, Further Education as well as working in any area of the Tourist, Travel or Leisure Industry. This course alone will not be suitable for students wanting to take their study of Geography further.

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