GCSE Hospitality


This course introduces you to the diverse and global hospitality industry. Through theory and practical tasks you will develop knowledge, understanding and skills which can prepare you for further study and/or employment.


In studying the GCSE Hospitality course you will:


  • Learn about the hospitality industry and the skills required for working in it.

  • Develop your knowledge in relevant, enjoyable and work-related contexts.

  • Find out about further learning opportunities and career choices in the hospitality industry.

  • Develop and practise key transferable skills that are important in working life.

The Hospitality

The three units of study which are covered by the GCSE specification are:


Unit 1 – The Hospitality Industry

You will develop an understanding of the hospitality industry. You will investigate the different products and services available to customers, the career opportunities and the legislation governing the industry. You will also explore customer care and customer needs, including healthy eating and special diets.


Unit 2 – Reception and Accommodation

You explore the important activities and duties associated with Reception and Accommodation. This includes paying particular attention to the needs, tastes and preferences of different types of customers.


Unit 3 – Food and Drink

In this practical unit which contributes 60% towards the final GCSE, you will complete three controlled assessment tasks:

  • A log book of practical skills

  • A meal assignment – planning, costing, preparing and cooking a two course meal

  • A function assignment – together with other students, you will organise a function