High Note

Skills for now and the future

High Note is an intensive five-level course for upper-secondary students that bridges the gap between school life and young adulthood.

Designed to inspire modern teenagers to reach their ambitious goals, the course equips them with language skills alongside the life and career competencies that are indispensable to succeed in exams, in the workplace and in their future lives.

  • Levels: 5
  • Language: British English
  • GSE range: 30-85
  • CEFR range: A2-C1
  • Number of hours: 100-168+ hours

How to teach online with High Note

High Note includes a wide variety of digital components for teachers and students that make online lessons engaging and easy-to-deliver.

Handy guide for teaching online

Discover all the digital components and how to use them at each stage of an online lesson with this guide.

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ESAP framework for teaching online

Find out about Pearson’s ESAP Framework (Engage, Study, Activate, Practice) and how it can help you plan and deliver effective online lessons quickly and efficiently.

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Digital components for students

Students can access all course resources that they need for online lessons, studying at home, homework and further practice. These include: 

  • Student’s eBook
  • Practice English App
  • Digital Resources
  • Online Practice 
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Digital components for teachers

Teachers can access all the resources and tools they need to plan and deliver successful online lessons, assess their students, assign practice and monitor students’ progress. These include:

  • Presentation Tool 
  • Integrated remote lessons 
  • Digital Resources 
  • Test Generator 
  • Online Practice

Helping students fulfill their ambitious goals

High Note has been designed to inspire and challenge modern teenagers, enabling them to fulfil their ambitious goals.

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Developing students’ life and career skills

  • The Life Skills Development Programme built into the core of the course
  • Frequent opportunities to practice communication, collaboration, creativity and critical thinking with thought-provoking texts, authentic documentary videos and real-life projects
  • Development and practice of key reading and listening strategies
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Boosting students’ confidence in English and beyond

  • Speaking activities which enable highly effcient, fluent and accurate communication in a wide variety of situations
  • Topics that increase cultural awareness and deepen understanding of important social issues
  • Practical tasks and learning strategies which reinforce students’ independence
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Securing exam success

  • Exam practice woven seamlessly throughout the course
  • Task-based exam tips pre-empting the most frequent mistakes
  • Extra language and skills training with Online Practice and extra digital activities


Life Skills Development Programme

A specially prepared Life Skills Development Programme develops the types of skills that are needed to succeed at school and improve students’ employability prospects.

They include:

  • academic and career-related skills (e.g. giving presentations, debating, using online resources for school projects, planning a future career)
  • social skills (e.g. working in a team, understanding how the media works)
  • personal development skills (e.g. time management, improving memory)
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An exciting learning journey

High Note offers a perfect mix of print and online resources for students and teachers to make the learning journey exciting and successful.

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Students can use a Student’s Book with extra digital activities and resources, accompanied by a paper workbook. They can also choose a Student’s Book with Online Practice and extra digital activities and resources, where the workbook is available in the online format, providing interactive activities, instant feedback and automatic grading.

The mobile app comes with both versions and includes access to course audio and videos.

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Teachers use the print version of the Teacher’s Book and also get access to course digital resources available on the Pearson English Portal.

These include presentation tool, teacher’s resources, assessment package and “How to Teach with High Note” videos.

Unique video package

High Note offers unique video package extending the core content of the lessons.

Authentic documentary videos

Authentic, thought-provoking documentary videos produced in cooperation with ITN Productions.

Authentic grammar videos

Short, authentic clips of real people filmed on the streets of London answering questions about their lives and giving their opinions.

Communication videos

Situational videos presenting key functional language of the speaking lessons.

Life Skills video: Presentation skills

Extra video which complements the Life Skills Development Programme to provide practical techniques of giving successful presentations.

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Interested in ordering High Note?

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