Teaching Staff

  • Mr Jones - Head of Curriculum Area
  • Mrs Hewes - Coordinator of Learning for Life
  • Miss Dean
  • Mr Fox
  • Mrs Jeggo
  • Miss Judson



Business and Enterprise

Within our curriculum we aim to prepare students for further study in the industry. Not only will students gain extensive knowledge in Business and Enterprise, learners will also be provided with the core skills required in both public and private sectors. This will not only prove useful in future learning opportunities but will also give learners the confidence in preparing themselves for the workplace when leaving school.

The course consists of two mandatory units, both of which are designed to provide learners with the skills. Knowledge and understanding of the applied study of good business and enterprise practices and an understanding of the working sector.

Further opportunities for use of technology Learners are expected to make effective use of ICT packages including; The use of spreadsheets for data analysis; use of the Internet as sources of secondary evidence, as well as multi-media software to present information in a variety of ways.

Travel & Tourism

This qualification provides an engaging and stimulating introduction to the world of travel and tourism providing the opportunity to develop knowledge and technical skills in a practical learning environment. The curriculum explores some of the key areas within the sector, including accommodation, tourism development and promotion, transport and visitor attractions.  It will investigate the importance of the travel and tourism sector to the UK and investigate different types of customer and UK destinations as well as international travel and tourism. The course will develop key skills, such as research, report drafting and writing skills and project management.  There are three mandatory units, covering the underpinning knowledge and practical skills required to work in the industry:

  • UK travel and tourism sector (Unit 1)
  • UK travel and tourism destinations (Unit 2)
  • The travel and tourism customer experience (Unit 3)

The optional units studied are:

  • International Travel and Tourism (Unit 4)

Event Operations

Prepare students to be able to plan, deliver and assess the wide range of events that they will/could be involved in e.g. organising and hosting parties, scheduling meetings, involvement in community or charity events. Our students will study the different types of events and the types of organisations that can help to plan and run them. They will draw on their knowledge and understanding of the events industry and factors affecting the success of events to propose a plan for an event to meet specific needs. They will have the opportunity to take part in running an event, working as part of a team, providing customer service and demonstrating effective communication.


  • BTEC Travel & Tourism
  • NCFE Technical Award in Business & Enterprise
  • WJEC Vocational Award in Event Operations

 Please see below for Curriculum Maps for a breakdown of what is taught in each year group and by term:


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