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GCSE Leisure & Tourism

Following a course in GCSE Leisure and Tourism should encourage students to:

  • Actively engage in the study of leisure and tourism to develop as effective and independent learners and as critical and reflective thinkers with enquiring minds
  • Understand the nature of the leisure and tourism industry
  • Develop an understanding of the contribution that leisure and tourism makes to society
  • Develop an awareness that health and safety issues are integral to leisure and tourism
  • Develop an awareness and understanding of sustainable development and environmental issues
  • Appreciate diversity and recognise similarities and differences of attitudes and cultures in society

Summary of Assessment

Unit 1 - Controlled Assessment

Investigating the provision for Leisure and Tourism in a chosen area.

Unit 2 - Leisure and Tourism Destinations

Written Paper - 1 hour 30 minutes

Unit 3 - Controlled Assessment

Leisure and Tourism Business’ and Organisations

Unit 4 - Choice and Change in Leisure and Tourism

Written Paper - 1 hour 30 minutes


To obtain a single award candidates are required to study Unit 1 and Unit 2.

To obtain a double award candidates are required to study all four units.

The Double Award GCSE Leisure and Tourism is the equivalent to two GCSE’s.