How can I help my child in Travel and Tourism?

Years 10 and 11

Students study this course over two years and work towards the following units:-

  • Unit 1 – Exploring Travel and Tourism.
  • Unit 2 – Dealing with customers in Travel and Tourism.
  • Unit 12 – Exploring Travel and Tourism in a region of the UK.
  1. Students that take this subject will get a better grade if they do independent research outside the classroom and spend time and effort on their homework and assignment work at home.  The lessons will support your child’s learning towards a topic and the more they can research this in their own time, the more likely they are to receive a top end grade.
  2. Students must insure they bring their planners to class and write in all relevant homework.  This will help you as a parent/Guardian as children that have been set homework will have written it in their planners.
  3. Students need to use the internet in order to independently research specific topics.  Internets that can be of use are listed below and your child will be made aware of this when homework is set.
  4. They must do their homework and complete assignments on time.
  5. If you know that you child is going to be absent from school, they need to see the relevant tutor in order to get the information that they have missed as soon as possible.  You can also e mail the teacher in order to have it sent electronically.
  6. Make sure they have all the necessary equipment they need for their lessons.  This includes a pencil case with at least 2 working pens, pencils, colouring pencils, ruler, their exercise books and any homework that is due to be handed in.

 

Useful websites

OCR website – this has the information of the units that your child is studying.  In planners it will be made clear what Unit and assessment objective the homework is towards so as a parent/guardian you can have a look at the title.

http://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/type/nationals/tra_tou/l2/documents/index.html

Visit Britain – this website will be useful for statistics for Unit 12 and when producing an itinerary for a trip to London

http://www.visitbritain.com/en/GB/

WJEC – Section 2 – The United Kingdom will be useful to your child for a number of things in order to research a number of different topics – with relevant and up to date information

http://www.wjec.co.uk/uploads/publications/9829.pdf

NGFL – This website is useful for case studies and gives students the chance to answer questions and understand topic areas in more detail

www.ngfl-cyrmu.org.uk/emg/vtc-home/vtc-ks4-home/vtc-ks4-leis_tour

 

BTEC SPORT IN YEARS 10 AND 11

This subject is assignment based with no exams at the end of it.  Although this may seem a great relief to a lot of your children, it is important that they realise that the subject involves a huge amount of coursework and that whilst lessons will be geared towards developing your child’ knowledge on a specific topic – they will have to research independently at home in order to work towards the top end grades. If assignment deadlines are not met, your child is at rick of failing.

Course Title – BTEC Level 2 Extended First certificate in Sport

Units covered:-

  • Unit 1 – Fitness testing and training
  • Unit 2 – Practical Sport
  • Unit 4 – Anatomy and Physiology for Sport
  • Unit 7 – Planning and leading sports activities
  1. Students MUST bring kit to practical lessons, even if they are injured.  There is an element of leadership where your son/daughter can take part through leading specific parts of a warm up, skill or drill and they will feel more comfortable and take on the role more appropriately if they are in kit.
  2. So please make sure that they bring kit to practical lessons.
  3. Teachers will make sure that any homework given is clearly stated in their planner, so please check these as once students get behind with homework it is sometimes very hard to catch up.
  4. If you know that you child will be absent from school then please remind them to see the subject teacher in order to catch up any notes and work/homework missed.
  5. Make sure they have all the necessary equipment they need for their lessons.  This includes a pencil case with at least 2 working pens, pencils, colouring pencils, ruler, their exercise books, practical kit (if needed) and any homework that is due to be handed in.

 

Useful websites

EDEXCEL – Click on Specification – This website will help you look at the units that your child is covering and the unit content that your child will need to complete their coursework

http://www.edexcel.com/quals/firsts10/sport/Pages/default.aspx

Any other resources your child needs in order to complete homework or written assignments will be written in their planners accordingly.

Last modified: Monday, 27 February 2012, 12:38 PM