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Hospitality

Through studying a GCSE in Hospitality, students develop a broad knowledge and understanding of the hospitality industry. In particular, they learn about:

  • how hospitality organisations operate;
  • the products and services offered by the hospitality industry;
  • employment possibilities in hospitality;
  • the importance of quality and customer service in the hospitality industry;
  • basic food hygiene practices;
  • the skills required to provide food and drink for customers.

ASSESSMENT

Unit

Assessment

Percentage of final mark

Unit 1: Hospitality Industry

60 minute examination paper  

25%

Unit 2: Reception and Accommodation

60 minute examination paper

 

25%

Unit 3: Food and Drink

Controlled Assessment Portfolio of three tasks
Meal and Function Task

50%

GCSE Hospitality suits a student who

– can recall facts in an examination 

– can work and manage their time independently

– has regular attendance

– is interested in pursuing a career in this area

CAREERS EDUCATION, INFORMATION, ADVICE AND GUIDANCE

Hospitality is a major growth industry in Northern Ireland and this specification provides opportunities for students to progress into further education, training and employment in the hospitality industry. Many students with a qualification in GCSE Hospitality go on to have successful careers as chefs, waiters, front office managers, events managers and account managers.

The Hospitality Sector sustains 60,000 jobs across Northern Ireland (Hospitality Ulster)

Tourism in Northern Ireland currently generates revenue of £764 million and attracts 4.5 million visitors. The aim is to double tourism’s contribution to the economy by 2022. (NI Business Info, February 2018)