The Specialist Schools and Academies Trust has appointed four
Lead Practitioners around the country for the GCSE in Applied
French. They are Matt Connor (Piggott School), Mark Penfold
(Babington Community Technology College)Jill Rowell (Park View
Community School) and Sarah Ward (Heles School. Their details can
be found on the
Matt Connor is the
coordinator for all the SSAT Lead Practitioners for GCSE in Applied
French. He is creating and publishing teaching and assessment
resources for the course on his Applied French Revision
A coursebook has been produced for the Leisure and Tourism
context. This is called 'Contexte' and is published by
Find out more about 'Contexte' on the
A website to support the course has been produced by Neil Jones
from the Elliott School who is a Lead Practitioner with the SSAT.
Visit the Elliot School
Applied GCSE web pages.
Resources (rtf 1.14 MB) which have been found useful by
schools teaching the course
Useful resources to practise for the on-screen tests:
Visit the Chatsmore resources
page to find example materials for unit 1 (speaking).
Often when delivering vocationally-related language/applied
courses, teachers will find that mainstream textbooks are just not
enough. However, there are some books which can be used to
supplement the resources you will have to make yourself.
Download a list of
resources for vocational language courses and MFL teaching
generally (doc 352KB)