Having taught in a number of schools now, I have seen a range of different approaches to teaching English. In my past three schools: KS3: National Curriculum focus 100% KS4:English 1st Language and Literature IGCSE, A level English Lit KS3: Cambridge Lower Secondary Programme with Checkpoint Y9, KS4: English as 2nd and 1st Language. A level lang/lit KS3: Adapted NC alongside EAL materials, KS4: PET and IGCSE English 1st/2nd Language, KS5: FCE and AS Language, A level Literature Does anyone have any opinions about the best way to deliver English to a largely EAL cohort? Does anyone out there use the Cambridge ESOL suite (KET, PET, FCE, CAE) in mainstream school? I have also heard about IELTS being offered in international schools, but don't have any experience at all with that examination.