There is a significant market for a secondary course for students preparing for their school leaving exams. Macmillan does not currently publish specifically for this sector - currently adult courses and FCE courses fill the gap. "Gateway" is written specifically for upper/secondary students entering their final years of school. An academically rich, text based course, it includes lengthy authentic/semi-authentic texts connected to the school leaving topics and addressing the concerns of the age group. Students will be following an academic path and the progression of the course needs to reflect this. "Developing Speaking and Developing Writing" pages develop skills needed for success both in exams and for life-long learning through properly staged activities with additional models available online and in the teacher's book. The current trends/interest within ELT teaching in cross-curricular teaching, content-based learning and international culture will be reflected by the CLICK sections - Cross-curricular, Literature & International Cultural Knowledge - at the heart of every unit which examine the theme of the unit in a Cross-curricular, Literary and/ or Cultural light using integrated skills. Whilst not a Cambridge exams course "Gateway" helps students prepare and practice for their school leaving exams and equips them with life long learning and study skills.