Crown House Publishing have worked closely with WJEC on a new series of endorsed textbooks for modern foreign languages covering the reformed GCSEs for Wales, taught from 2016 and awarded for the first time in 2018. These textbooks, covering the French, German and Spanish GCSE qualifications, have been designed in conjunction with examiners, specification developers and experienced teachers to support learners through the challenges of the new specifications.
The teacher guides accompany each textbook, providing guidance notes, answers to all the questions and exercises in the textbooks, as well as an audio CD and listening transcripts. The teacher guides are complete with detailed planning information, as well as schemes of work for two and three year programmes of study.
Louise Pearce is an experienced teacher of French and has been a head of department. She has worked as a language teaching advisor with CILT Cymru, working with businesses and schools in business languages. She has had extensive experience as an examiner and as a CPD presenter.
Bethan McHugh is an experienced MFL teacher and has held numerous positions of responsibility during her career including head of year, head of Spanish, HE adviser and learning leader. She is currently a GCSE Spanish examiner and team leader, CPD presenter and author of assessments and digital resources.
Chris Whittaker is an experienced teacher of German and French. He has been a head of department and has always sought innovative and engaging ways to improve teaching and learning. He currently runs First for Languages, which delivers a range of services to businesses, individuals, examination boards and schools.