Confident in learning. Confidence for life.
Power Up is a brand new course from the bestselling author team of Caroline Nixon and Michael Tomlinson. It provides the perfect start to life’s great adventure, creating ‘future ready’ learners who embrace life with confidence. Meet vibrant characters who students will love; foster collaboration through real-world missions; deepen learners social and cognitive skills; explore embedded exam preparation; and expand the skill-set ensuring everyone reaches their full potential.
Power Up comes with 6 levels + Smart Up / Start Up versions for non- literacy 1st graders.
Missions, multi-stage projects set in real-life contexts that run from start to end of every unit develop collaboration skills and enable learners to visualise their progress.
Exam preparation and practice are naturally embedded in every unit to familiarise learners with activity structures, tasks types and strategies to complete exams successfully.
Literature pages develop social and emotional competencies following the Cambridge Life Competencies Framework.
Animations, documentaries and audio recordings enhance language presentation and practice, and cross-curricular lessons.
The course that grows with students and provides a bridge to Secondary with a more teenage-focused design, topics and learning strategies.
Natural integration of exam
Preparing for Pre A1 Starters, A1 Movers, A2 Flyers, A2 Key for Schools, B1 Preliminary for Schools? Take the stress out of international exams with embedded exams preparation and practice in clearly signposted sections.
Power Up is the first English course to incorporate the Cambridge Framework for Life Competencies. The Framework examines social, emotional and cognitive skills at different stages of the learning journey. Power Up offers opportunities to develop the children’s competencies relevant to their age.
Collaborative real-life activities, prepared in stages, open and close every unit. After each stage the learners reflect on their learning and do a self-evaluation in the Activity Book. As they complete each stage they tick off the check list to see their progress.
Literature in every unit exposes children to different literary genres and encourages reading for pleasure. This section develops a range of emotional and social competencies.
Ordering events in the story, prediction, identifying the main points and skimming are essential reading skills. Power Up practises them across all levels.
Cross curricular and culture focus
Cross-curricular lessons focus on the language needed to understand natural and social sciences and to complete the unit Mission.
Documentary-style videos extend the topic as children broaden their knowledge of subjects, countries and cultures around the world.
Videos support language learning
Catchy chants and songs with animated videos develop a wide vocabulary range as well as language skills.
There are two vocabulary sections in every unit, presented through attractive visuals, that aid comprehension. In lower levels the visuals are attractive illustrations and animations; in higher levels they are in photograph and video vlog format.