Experiencing Work – The Class

Setting up work placements for the new Leisure and Tourism GCSE Discover how one school set up work-placments for its Leisure and Tourism GCSE class in a local hotel as part of the Customer Service module on the new curriculum.

Follow pupils, teachers and employers through the experience, find out the reality of how the course operates and watch the positive effects on the pupils.

Rob Roebuck, deputy head at Laisterdyke Enterprise College in Bradford, was responsible for introducing the new subject, deciding to replace the long-running geography syllabus due to the appeal of the vocational element of the Leisure and Tourism GCSE. Throughout the programme pupils talk of their enthusiasm towards the out of the class element of the course and this is highlighted through the development of the school’s close partnership with the city’s Midland Hotel.

Hotel manager Gary Peacock gives pupils a first-hand insight into management of the hotel, both in classroom presentations and hotel placements.

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