Head of Department

Mrs Glover

Subject Overview

At Cornwallis Academy the Business and Enterprise Department provides access to both subjects and an insight into how they operate within the business world.  We are an energetic and ambitious team, who seek to provide lessons that enthuse our students about Business and Travel and help to develop the skills they need to support future aspirations.

Key Stage 4  

BTEC First Award in Tourism

BTEC First in Travel can help you take your first steps towards a career in the business world.  You’ll learn essential skills such as business enterprise, project management, selling and promoting a brand, and financial awareness.

In Year 10, students completed:
• Unit 1 The UK Travel and Tourism Sector (examination)
• Unit 2 UK Travel and Tourism Destinations
For Year 11, students will be competing Units:
• Unit 4 International Travel and Tourism Destinations
• Unit 5 Factors Affecting Worldwide Travel and Tourism
Assessment at Key Stage 4:

All BTEC Level 2 courses consist of 4 Units of work, broken down as 75% coursework (3 Units) and 25% examination (1 Unit).  Coursework units are internally assessed and moderated before being externally moderated by the exam board.

Key Stage 5 - BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Travel 

Examining Body:


Overview of the course:

This course is a 2-year programme designed to give students an overview of the Business World, looking at a variety of different industries.  They will be able to look in detail at how and why businesses operate, the skills required to do so as well as customer service and marketing whilst developing their own skills and knowledge both in and out of the classroom.

What Will You Study:

There are 6 units of work.  Students will be required to produce a portfolio of coursework with will be externally moderated.  The Units of study may include:
• Unit 1 Investigating the Travel and Tourism Sector
• Unit 2 The Business of Travel and Tourism
• Unit 3 The UK as a Destination
• Unit 4 Customer Service in Travel and Tourism
• Unit 6 Preparing for Employment in Travel and Tourism
• Unit 8 Long-haul Travel Destinations

This course is a combination of examination, externally set and assessed units and internally set and assessed units.

Possible Career Paths:  

Students who follow this path may continue on to higher education courses, not necessarily in business related subjects, work apprenticeships or directly into the work place.