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Leisure and Tourism

The AQA GCSE Leisure and Tourism specification gives young people the opportunity to develop a sound knowledge and understanding of the industry.

This course gives students the chance to:

  • understand people’s changing leisure activities and travel behaviour
  • investigate changes in the pattern of tourism, including the issue of sustainability
  • study employment in leisure and tourism and the issues faced by the industry including health and safety
  • explore leisure and tourism activities in the UK and abroad, including the businesses and organisations which make up this industry
  • gain skills in applying knowledge to real-world situations, including planning and carrying out investigations
  • analyse and evaluate evidence and sources to make reasoned judgements and draw conclusions

Key Stage 4

Students take all their examinations for this subject at the end of Year 11.  In addition, students complete a piece of controlled assessment which is worth 60% of their overall GCSE grade. This usually focuses on the leisure and tourism facilities in a specified area.  This also enables them to develop their independent learning skills.