Leisure and Tourism (4840)

We are not planning to develop a new GCSE Leisure and Tourism qualification under government changes to GCSEs.

The last exams for students taking the current qualification will be in the June 2018 series and there will be no further re-sit opportunity.

Find out more about these changes and which qualifications we are planning to offer in the future. You can also contact the customer support team on the details shown below. 

The leisure and tourism industry is one the UK's largest employers, offering a variety of exciting and rewarding career possibilities.

Our GCSE Leisure and Tourism specification gives young people the opportunity to develop a sound knowledge and understanding of the industry, providing them with a first step onto the career ladder.

This course gives students the chance to:

  • understand people's changing leisure activities and travel behaviour
  • investigate changes in the pattern of tourism, including the issue of sustainability
  • study employment in leisure and tourism and the issues faced by the industry including health and safety
  • explore leisure and tourism activities in the UK and abroad, including the businesses and organisations which make up this industry
  • gain skills in applying knowledge to real-world situations, including planning and carrying out investigations
  • analyse and evaluate evidence and sources to make reasoned judgements and draw conclusions.

This course is assessed mainly through controlled assessment and can support vocational career opportunities and progression on to further study.


Amended due to Changes to GCSEs.

Codes and references

Qualification type GCSE
Specification title Leisure and Tourism
Specification code 4840
Certification code 4842
QAN codes 50044503

Updates to Leisure and Tourism (4840)

When there are changes to the specification, updates appear here.

Talk to us

Salv Barbato

Salv Barbato and the customer support team.
Tel: 01483 477 791
Email: leisureandtourism@aqa.org.uk