Optimise

The go-to course for exam preparation.

Optimise is the go-to exam preparation course for teenagers. It provides engaging lessons that equip students with essential skills and techniques to ensure their exam success. The course offers optimum support and guidance to teachers who work in a results-driven environment, whether they are experienced or new to exams-focused teaching.

Using a carefully staged approach, Optimise combines motivating, real-life topics with specific exam training, taking students from A2 to B2 Level. Written by exam experts Malcolm Mann and Steve Taylore-Knowles, the course builds strong foundations for success at A2 Key for Schools, B1 Preliminary for Schools or B2 First for Schools exams in their most up to date format.

Key features

  • Students will develop a thorough understanding of requirements and master specific exam strategies with the Exam Skill and Optimise Your Exam tip boxes.
  • The dedicated Optimise your Exams section in the Student’s Book, written by a practising Cambridge examiner, explains what to expect in the exam, focusing on skills needed for specific task types.
  • Talk2Me videos present key functional language in a natural context and help students build the confidence to communicate fluently. 
  • The Speaking test videos, performed under true exam conditions, help students to understand the exam format so as to optimise their performance on the day of their exam.
  • Teachers can provide support to their students preparing for A2 Key for Schools, B1 Preliminary for Schools and B2 First for Schools with the Practice Tests and the Test Generator.

The go-to course for exam preparation

Fully flexible course

If you teach remotely or would like to add an online learning element to your face to face classes, we have reconfigured and enhanced this course with digital components, making it ready for any scenario. The listing below shows you all of the components available for this course.

Student's Book Pack

This Student’s Book comes with an access code to the Digital Student’s Book and Student’s Resource Centre. With this blended version you can move effortlessly between online and face-to-face classes.

Student's Book Premium Pack

This Student’s Book comes with an access code to the Digital Student’s Book and Online Workbook as well as Student’s Resource Centre. With this blended version you can move effortlessly between online and face-to-face classes. 

Digital Student's Book Pack

The Digital Student’s Book Pack provides an access code to the Digital Student’s Book and Student’s Resource Centre with audio, videos and worksheets.

Workbook (With Answer Key)

The Workbook (With Answer Key) provides further opportunities to revisit and consolidate the vocabulary, structures and skills students have already encountered in each unit. This comes with access to the Online Workbook with interactive versions of the activities in the Optimise Workbook and audio.

Workbook (Without Answer Key)

The Workbook (Without Answer Key) provides further opportunities to revisit and consolidate the vocabulary, structures and skills students have already encountered in each unit. This comes with access to the Online Workbook with interactive versions of the activities in the Optimise Workbook and audio.

Online Workbook Pack

The Online Workbook provides interactive versions of the activities in the Optimise Workbook and audio. The Online Workbook marks students’ work and collates into the Gradebook. Teachers can manage multiple classes, set tasks and monitor progress.

Digital Student’s Book and Online Workbook with access to the Student’s Resource Centre

Optimise equips students with essential skills and techniques to ensure their exam success. This fully digital solution enables teachers to take teaching online instantly. It provides access to the Digital Student’s Book and Student’s Resource Centre with audio, videos and worksheets as well as the Online Workbook with interactive activities.

 Teacher's Book Premium Pack

The Teacher's Book includes access to the Teacher's Resource Centre, Presentation Kit, Test Generator and the digital student components. Tips on how to teach exam students, work with mixed-ability classes and extra teaching notes are all included plus a flexible Teacher’s eBook to allow for on screen lesson preparation.

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