Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment
CCEA Curriculum Monitoring Programme 2018-19

NOTE: CCEA will not be accepting entries from English centres for GCSE courses that begin in or after September 2012

GCSE Leisure & Tourism

This specification in Leisure and Tourism is available for first teaching from September 2009. We will make the first awards in 2011.

This specification is an applied GCSE and so has a strong focus on employment-related issues. This includes an outline of the range of employment opportunities in the leisure and tourism industry and relevant skills such as customer service. It helps students make informed choices about their career possibilities and further learning opportunities.

Through studying this specification, students develop knowledge and understanding of:

  • the leisure and tourism industry;
  • the contribution that leisure and tourism makes to society and the economy;
  • the importance of health and safety issues in the leisure and tourism industry;
  • sustainable development and environmental issues;
  • diversity and the different attitudes and cultures in society; and
  • related sectors such as business, retail and distribution, and hospitality and catering.