Travel & Tourism at Holy Rood RC High School

Modern Studies engages learners of all ages, interests and abilities. Pupils will gain an understanding of contemporary political and social issues in local, Scottish, United Kingdom and International contexts.

Pupils will develop the skills to interpret and participate in the social and political  processes they will encounter in their lives.

Pupils will develop important attitudes, including; an open mind and respect for the values, beliefs and cultures of oothers, openness to new thinking and ideas and a sense of responsibility and global citizenship.

Through the skills and content of this course, learners will develop an increased understanding of the democratic political system and their place in it. Through this, and its focus on social and economical understanding, learners will develop a sense of responsible citizenship.

Staff

Mrs Kirsty Liggins – Curriculum Leader

Mr Dominic Shaikh

Subjects & Levels Offered

National 4
Travel & Tourism

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National courses reflect the Curriculum for Excellence values, purposes and principles. They offer flexibility, provide more time for learning, more focus on skills and applying learning, and scope for personalisation and choice.

The main aims of this course are to provide learners with a broad introduction to the travel and tourism industry that allows learners to experience a range of work related activities in relation to the industry. Pupils are encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning and development. This course will prepare students for progression to further study or employment.

National 5
Travel & Tourism

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National courses reflect the Curriculum for Excellence values, purposes and principles. They offer flexibility, provide more time for learning, more focus on skills and applying learning, and scope for personalisation and choice.

Skills for work courses are designed to help pupils to develop skills and knowledge in a broad vocational area, skills for learning, skills for life and skills for work, an understanding of the work place. A key feature of these courses is an emphasis on experiential learning, this means learning through practical experience and learning by reflecting on experience.

Career Opportunities

Careers with specific modern studies include; Law, Politics, International Relations, Social Work and Community Support.