The internet is full of material that can help you to build great case studies for your GCSE Leisure and Tourism, but you can also find some useful revision sites that you can use to review all of the material that you have studied in class. Here are our recommendations:
1. Channel 4’s gcsEASE Learning site has a good section for GCSE Leisure and Tourism students. You can find resources here to help you to investigate and understand the leisure industry, as well as some useful material to help you to learn about marketing and customer service, and you can also browse for material that is tailored to your exam board’s specification. You can also take a quiz to see how much you have learned and find tips on how to build up an effective portfolio and prepare for the exams.
2. The BBC’s GCSE Bitesize website does not have a section for the GCSE in Leisure and Tourism, but there are still a few useful resources in the section on tourism for the Geography GCSE. If you want to review some of the key ideas that you need to understand for your course, you will find some good overviews of trends and case studies here. You can also take several tests to check that you have understood the content.
3. The GCSE Business section of the BBC Bitesize website also has some useful resources for Leisure and Tourism students. You can find revision materials, videos and tests here to help you when you are studying customer service and marketing.
4. Another site that has some useful resources within its GCSE Geography section is S-cool. You can read up on some important factors relating to the tourism industry, complete some exam style questions for a little extra practice, and also get a good summary of the topic that you can use as part of your revision notes.
5. The Welsh Government revision site Hwb has a very good section for the WJEC Leisure and Tourism GCSE. Although it is intended for students taking the WJEC course, the materials here can still be useful if you are studying with a different exam board. Just make sure that you know which topics are on your syllabus so that you can avoid learning anything that won’t be relevant for your course. The site has revision materials, including a very thorough eBook, case studies and some interesting activities that can help you to understand the key concepts in leisure and tourism.
6. Biz/ed is a good site with resources on Leisure, Sport and Recreation as well as Travel and Tourism. You can find case studies, games, quizzes and other learning materials here covering a wide range of ideas that you will encounter during your studies. The site also has lesson plans for teachers to use, which can also be useful if you want to study by yourself. They often contain links to useful presentations and other resources, as well as activities that you can complete.
7. If you are studying environmental issues and sustainability as part of your course, the National Geographic Center for Sustainable Destinations, and UNESCO websites can be valuable resources. You can learn about why sustainable travel matters and the efforts that are being made to reduce the environmental impact of travel and leisure.
8. Some museums, attractions or destinations have their own websites for tourists, which can be useful resources when you are researching case studies for your GCSE work. One particularly useful example is the Royal Museums Greenwich, which has created a section on its website specifically for students who are working on a GCSE in Leisure and Tourism. You can find some good resources here if you are working on topics such as customer service and marketing, or if you want to learn more about the way the museum is run so that you can use it as an example.
9. National tourist boards often have good websites where you can learn more about attractions or investigate the marketing techniques that are being used. The websites for the English Tourist Board, Welsh Tourist Board, Scottish Tourist Board and Discover Northern Ireland can all be useful resources for your course.
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