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Breda Academy, Belfast
Read and Write is available for pupils to download for free at home and on school computers. Pupils can download the software onto any device.   FREE Read & Write Software Now Available for Breda Academy Students   All Breda Academy pupils are now registered to download and use TextHelp’s ‘Read & Write’ software at home for FREE.   Read & Write is a toolbar available for all pupils to download for FREE at home and to also use on school computers. The toolbar has a number of excellent features to guide pupils’ work, such as: dictionaries and picture dictionaries; text to speech generators; spelling, punctuation and grammar checkers; research highlighters; and a range of other useful features that can be used to form a personalised toolbar that suits your child’s learning needs. This software makes extended pieces of writing more accurate, and makes researching more efficient; this is particularly valuable for pupils studying for GCSE and A Level examinations.   Read & Write can be downloaded on to laptops, PCs and tablets, and on to Windows, Android, iPads, Macs and Chrome Book devices.   Please follow the instructions below to install this FREE software on to your devices:   Using the device you want to download the software on to, open up the webpage Click ‘Try Now’ Select your platform (Android, iPad, Windows, Mac OS etc.) and click install You’ll be directed to the easiest and fastest way to install; follow the instructions The first time the programme runs, you’ll be asked to log in with your email address. Choose ‘Microsoft Account’ and key in your child’s school email address (using the ending Enter your child’s C2K password, and you should be good to go!   Once the software is downloaded, there will be automatic updates when the device is connected to the internet, so you should always have the latest version of Read and Write.   If you are having difficulties downloading the software, or have questions about how to use Read & Write, please go to There are also several YouTube tutorials about how to use the various features of Read & Write
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Travel and Tourism


Subject Overview:

Travel and Tourism enables you to learn about the different component sectors of the Travel and Tourism industry including tour operations, accommodation and visitor attractions.  

The BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Travel and Tourism helps students to become occupationally ready to take up employment in the travel and tourism sector at the appropriate level.  This can follow either directly after achieving the qualification, or via the stepping stone of Higher Education in university or college.  The Travel and Tourism industry is one of the UK’s largest employers, offering a variety of exciting and rewarding career opportunities.


Travel and Tourism

At Breda Academy, we currently offer Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Travel and Tourism.  This qualification provides students with a more practical, work related approach to learning, whilst also providing students with a key theoretical background.  This course is designed to offer students an alternative qualification to an A level.  It is 100% coursework and so provides students with the ability to accurately track their progress throughout the completion of the course, due to there being no external exams. 

There are a total of six units covered in Years 13 and 14.

Year 13

Unit 1 – Investigating the Travel and Tourism Sector

Unit 2 – The Business of Travel and Tourism 

Unit 3 – The UK as a Destination


Year 14

Unit 4 – Customer Service in Travel and Tourism

Unit 7 – European Destinations

Unit 8 – Long-haul Destinations   

Assessment is based on the criterion and completion of assignments within each unit.  Each assignment will vary in length and structure.

Staffing Overview:

Travel and Tourism Co-Ordinator – Mrs S. Coulter

Teaching staff: Mrs S. Coulter, Mrs G. Glover, Mr S. McFarland, Mr P. Perry

UCAS (equivalence)

The table below shows the number of UCAS points awarded for our BTEC Level 3 Nationals (QCF).

Subsidiary Diploma

AS Level         (Year 13)

A Level           (Year 14)

UCAS Points