The Curriculum

Exam board- WJEC

Why should I study Hospitality?
This is a vocational single award GCSE taught at Bramcote College. It is aimed at students of all ability levels who enjoy demonstrating creative and practical skills, working both on their own and in teams. The course concentrates on the skills related to the preparation and carrying out of events and functions.

The course consists of two units:

Unit 1: Hospitality skills related to events and functions (60%) 45 hours

This will involve planning and carrying out one main event based task e.g. planning, preparing and serving a 3 course meal for a group of invited guests. Leading up to the task students will gain a wide range of practical and planning skills and will cater for mini events. Visits will be made to local hospitality providers.

Unit 2: Hospitality and the customer (40%) Written paper 1 ¼ hours

This unit is assessed through an examination which tests a range of areas of study. The examination will be taken at the end of year 11.

Areas of study:

Both of the units above concentrate on the skills related to the hospitality and catering industry and carrying out events and functions. Practical skills will be developed throughout the course.

  • The industry – hospitality
  • Job roles, employment opportunities and relevant training
  • Types of service
  • Menu planning, preparation and presentation
  • Planning and costing for functions and events
  • Customer care
  • Standards of service
  • Communication and teamwork
  • Environmental considerations

Hospitality should be taken alongside Catering rather than as a stand-alone GCSE.

For further information contact Mrs Buckland (Alderman White) or Mrs Bullock (The Bramcote School).