Familiar themes are approached in a new and fresh way to inspire and interest students. The course is easy to use: the layout and format is clear and easy to follow, while the planning and notes in the Teacher's Book and Coursemaster save preparation time. Independent learning is encouraged through two plenary style activities at the end of each core teaching spread which encourage students to reflect on their learning and put it into practice. Further differentiation and extension material is included at the back of the book (Encore/En plus/Lecture pages). Skills and grammar are integrated from the beginning of the course, training students from the start for their GCSE exam. There is a dedicated grammar spread (Zoom grammaire) and skills spread (Guide examen) in each unit. Builds on KS3 Framework: language is recycled in the opening Rappelez-vous spread - short, revision activities focussing on transferable skills and grammar. Fully integrated course which includes the following components: 2x Students' Books, 2x Workbooks; 2x Teacher's Books; CDs; 4x Practice and Assessment packs; 2x En solo self-study packs (with En solo CD); 1x coursemaster; 1x assessment CD-Rom; 1x whole-class presentation package on CD-Rom The Higher Students' Book is for Higher level candidates aiming for A*-C grades.