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If you scroll down the page you will see the latest updates and offers from Bright Red Publishing, as well as news about Scottish Education and gems of information from elsewhere.  

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Digital Zone is Highly Commended!

21 November 2014

We were thrilled to make it along to the Interface Excellence Awards last night and even more pleased to have our Digital Zone Highly Commended for Innovation of the Year!

We created the Digital Zone in partnership with Edinburgh Napier University’s Professor Bill Buchanan who has helped us build this unique online learning platform for the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence. The Digital Zone offers bespoke content for National 5 and CfE Higher SQA courses, works across any device and can be accessed for free at www.brightredbooks.net. With prelims looming, now is the time to check it out!

 

 


 
 

Saltire Literary Awards 2014

17 October 2014

We are delighted to announce that Bright Red Publishing has been shortlisted for Publisher of the Year in the Saltire Literary Awards 2014! The Saltire Society promotes the arts and sciences in Scotland and we’re really proud to have been recognised in this prestigious award. We have been placed in excellent company with fellow nominees Backpage, Birlinn, Floris, Freight and Sandstone and send our congratulations to them too!

We feel truly amazed by the great feedback we have received so far in 2014. We received a Highly Commended in the Bookseller Industry Awards and we were nominated for Educational Publisher of the Year in the IPG Awards. It really has been a bright year!

We find out the results on the 11th November and will keep our fingers crossed till then!


 
 

School's out for summer!

16 July 2014

After a fantastic year so far – including receiving a Highly Commended at the Bookseller’s Awards and winning a Stationers’ Innovation Excellence Award - we have lots of exciting things happening in the Bright RED office this summer.

We have a busy few months ahead preparing our brilliant new titles for back-to-school, complete with brand new N4 and CfE Higher books:

·         N4 Administration and IT            http://www.brightredpublishing.co.uk/Catalogue/CatalogueItem.aspx?Id=211

·         N4 Mathematics                           http://www.brightredpublishing.co.uk/Catalogue/CatalogueItem.aspx?Id=202

·         N5 Administration and IT            http://www.brightredpublishing.co.uk/Catalogue/CatalogueItem.aspx?Id=199

·         N5 Drama                                      http://www.brightredpublishing.co.uk/Catalogue/CatalogueItem.aspx?Id=204

·         CfE Higher Computing Science http://www.brightredpublishing.co.uk/Catalogue/CatalogueItem.aspx?Id=207

·         CfE Higher Biology                      http://www.brightredpublishing.co.uk/Catalogue/CatalogueItem.aspx?Id=213

·         CfE Higher Chemistry                 http://www.brightredpublishing.co.uk/Catalogue/CatalogueItem.aspx?Id=216

·         CfE Higher Business Management http://www.brightredpublishing.co.uk/Catalogue/CatalogueItem.aspx?Id=208

·         CfE Higher English                      http://www.brightredpublishing.co.uk/Catalogue/CatalogueItem.aspx?Id=206

These full-colour titles are jam-packed with all the essential course information, practice activities and things to do and think about.  If you are teacher and wish to order an inspection copy or a parent/student wishing to pre-order any of these titles – please do not hesitate to call us on 0131 220 5804 or drop us an email at sales@brightredpublishing.co.uk.

Our new CfE Higher and National 5 Study Guides will be fully supported by the BrightRED Digital Zone – an interactive learning resource which is free to access and has new subjects being added every month! Don’t miss out – check it out here: http://www.brightredbooks.net/.

For any parent or teacher worried about the changes in curriculum, the SQA has posted details here http://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/70269.html of old Higher and Intermediate 2 Past Paper questions which are relevant for the new CfE Higher and National 5 exams.  We are currently selling our 2006-2010 and 2008-2012 BrightRED Past Paper titles at the bargain price of £1.50 - these are still a valuable resource for anyone studying towards the new CfE Higher and National 5 exams and we advise you to snap them up now before they’re gone!

That is all the BrightRED news for now – it is shaping up to be a great summer – we hope it stays sunny where you are too (fingers crossed Scotland)!

 


 
 

Industry accolades for Bright Red!

16 May 2014

Much celebrating at the Bright Red office this week as we have received two top accolades from the world of publishing!

In recognition of our groundbreaking digital developments and ambitious school publishing, we have garnered industry plaudits at the Bookseller Industry Awards and from the Stationers' Company.  We were Highly Commended at the Bookseller awards bash and congratulated by the judges not only for our digital innovation in the Scottish education market but also for bringing consistently high standards of publishing, particularly in our new National 5 Study Guides. 

We will also be an inaugural recipient of the Stationers’ Company Innovation Excellence Award, which highlights the very best technological innovations and recognises excellence in the world of business.

We are totally over the moon to receive this kind of recognition at a UK level. These awards, alongside the sheer number of pupils and teachers that are buying our books and signing up to our online Digital Zone, must mean that we are absolutely doing something right!  Many thanks to all of you for your support and encouragement!


 
 

Bright Red visit Martins the Printers in Berwick-u

20 February 2014

With many of our N5 Study Guides soon to be published, including Geography, History and Business Management, we took a trip to the beautiful town of Berwick-upon-Tweed to visit Martins the Printers, who print all our glossy books for a tour!

Situated in a picturesque sea view building which was originally an ironsmiths, Martins the Printers is a family owned printing business which has been around since 1892. They are a diverse printing company, catering to many clients from major international publishers to independent local publishers (such as ourselves!)

While we were on our tour of the factory, we saw the machinery and all the processes which go into printing a book, right from the proof files we send them to the finished, bound product.

We even saw our N5 Geography Study Guide being printed while we were there- and were delighted to see the finished books delivered today!

Martins do many different styles of binding and finishing touches for all kinds of hardback and paperback books –every book is tailored to what the customer requires.

We are very proud to receive such good quality from our local printers and are looking forward to visiting again!

 


 
 

Hello and Happy New Year!

17 January 2014

We hope you had a great break and are as ready for the New Year as we are! At Bright Red we have some great new developments to kick start 2014! New N5 Geography, N5 History and N5 Business Management Study Guides are soon to be released and our Digital Zone will be updated with N5 Health and Food Technology, N5 Modern Studies and N5 French! Not to mention we are selling our Official SQA Past Papers at a great price in our January clearance sale. Make sure you don’t miss out!

JANUARY CLEARANCE SALE
We have decided to kick things off with a final Past Paper clearance and a great special offer across our new books to help you get going!
·         2010 Official SQA Past Papers with Answers for just £1.50 per book*
·         2012 Official SQA Past Papers with Answers for just £3.00 per book*
·         25% off all other brand new Bright Red National 5 titles until the end of January.
*Please note that a postage charge of £5.00 will be applied to all orders for clearance Past Paper titles.
Either complete this form with titles required and return it to us or simply get in touch with us by:
Phone: 0131 220 5804
Email:
sales@brightredpublishing.co.uk
Fax: 0131 220 6710
Post: Book Orders
Bright Red Publishing Ltd
1 Torphichen Street
Edinburgh
EH3 8HX
We are expecting great demand on these offers, so please order as soon as possible to avoid missing out!
NEW BRIGHT RED TITLES COMING SOON!
In the next few weeks we are hoping to release new N5 Geography, N5 History and N5 Business Management. We are very excited about these new releases! As always, the Bright Red titles are written by subject experts with all the core content the student needs for exam success, including question examples and exercises. As with all our titles, they will be supported by our rapidly growing Digital Zone.
NEW DIGITAL ZONE CONTENT IS ON THE WAY!
N5 Health and Food Technology is now LIVE and N5 Modern Studies and N5 French will soon follow! Packed with supporting activities, videos and audio, the Digital Zone will be essential for gaining a wider breadth of knowledge of the National 5 curriculum.
We can also welcome our new intern, Gillian Bowman, who will be helping out the Bright Red team during this busy period! To keep up to date with all our new releases, sign up to our Bright Red newsletter. Also follow us on twitter @_BrightRed and on facebook at www.facebook.com/brightredbooks.

 
 

Christmas break!

20 December 2013

WE'RE ALL GOING ON A CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY!

It's been a fantastic year for Bright Red and we'd like to take this opportunity to thank you for your loyal support and custom throughout 2013!

We're looking forward to relaxing by the fire, enjoying some mince pies and putting our feet up this Christmas. Unfortunately, this means that the Bright Red elves won't be delivering books after the 21st December. We'll be back and posting things out in the New Year, but if you need something urgently in the meantime, our books are also available at Amazon, Blackwells, Waterstones and WH Smith.


 
 

Merry Christmas!

12 December 2013

HELLO-HO-HO AND WELCOME!

We've got a sleigh-full of things to tell you this month - from seasonal savings and digital developments to the release of our marvellous French and N5 Modern Studies Guides! Since it's the season to be jolly, we have extended our fantastic Book Week Bonus right up until Christmas! Simply use promo code 'BOOKWEEK13' when ordering any Bright Red book online and make the most of the sparkling 25% saving and free post and packaging!

NEW NATIONAL 5 MODERN STUDIES AND FRENCH STUDY GUIDES PUBLISHED!

These full colour Study Guides are packed with fantastic content, tasks and advice to help students with their course work and get ready for their exams. Really helpful for prelims too! Written by experienced teachers and trusted subject experts both texts contain a wealth of essential course information arranged in easily digestible topics, great new learning features and a full glossaries for reference.

MORE SUBJECTS ADDED TO THE DIGITAL ZONE!

We're thrilled to have our exciting new BrightRED Digital Zone up and running and we're even more excited to announce that the sites for N5 Chemistry and Physics went live earlier this week! This fantastic resource now supports the N5 Biology, Chemistry, Computing, English, Mathematics and Physics Guides and there are several other online subjects on the way soon. Head to www.brightredbooks.net and register to check out these great sites packed with links, tests, activities and more! Used on its own or, even better, alongside our N5 Guides, this is a superb free resource for students to get stuck into.

WE'RE ALL GOING ON A CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY!

It's been a fantastic year for Bright Red and we'd like to take this opportunity to thank you for your loyal support and custom throughout 2013! We're looking forward to relaxing by the fire, enjoying some mince pies and putting our feet up this Christmas. Unfortunately, this means that the Bright Red elves won't be delivering books after the 21st December. We'll be back and posting things out in the New Year, but if you need something urgently in the meantime, our books are also available at: Amazon Blackwells Waterstones WH Smith Have a very merry Christmas and happy New Year when it comes!

To view our Christmas newsletter in your browser, just click this link http://us4.campaign-archive2.com/?u=2fa21f027a502a05d4445e919&id=e1be557bea&e=241205bde1.


 
 

Digital Zone goes live!

25 October 2013

We are delighted to announce that the BrightRED Digital Zone sites for N5 Computing Science and N5 Mathematics are live now!

Fully integrated with fantastic content from our National 5 Study Guides, the sites contain topic summaries, tests, activities, links, videos and more... Head to www.brightredbooks.net to check them out!

This brand new digital resource is entirely free during this school year and we are really looking forward to developing it even more in coming months. If you have any feedback on the Digital Zone, we'd really like to hear from you - get in touch using the details below to let us know what you think!

phone - 0131 220 5804 or

email - info@brightredpublishing.co.uk


 
 

Out now - N5 Guides have arrived from press!

09 September 2013

BRAND NEW BRIGHT RED N5 BOOKS!

Our very first National 5 Study Guides have rolled off press and into the office today!
 

These full colour Guides are packed with fantastic content, examples, tasks and advice to help students with their course work and get ready for their exams.  They contain a wealth of essential course information arranged in easily digestible topics, great new learning features and a full glossary for reference. 

We have carefully developed them with our expert authors and, as well as being tailored to the new N5 course, we have endeavoured to make the Guides as accessible and engaging as possible to ensure that they appeal to students. We have also developed the BrightRED Digital Zone to further support it and the online resources will be launching at www.brightredbooks.net later this month. 

Watch this space!

 


 
 

We've made the final 15!

14 August 2013

After announcing in our last article that we were the proud winners of the Edinburgh Local Business Accelerator Award, we are now even more delighted to report that we have been shortlisted for the UK final of the competition!  There were around 400 original contenders, and only 15 companies go through to this last stage, so it is safe to say that we could not be happier.

To aid the judges in making their decision, Edinburgh Evening News journalist, Jen Lavery, visited our office to compile a short video to send on to the judging panel. We were asked to explain the main aims and aspects of Bright Red’s success and what winning this prestigious national competition would mean to us.  We hope it went well and are now eager to hear back from the judging panel.

A further shortlist is to be announced in September and it is then that we will find out if we will be lucky enough to attend the national finals in London– fingers crossed everyone!


 
 

We’ve won the Edinburgh LBA Award!

07 June 2013

We are over the moon to announce that we have won the Edinburgh Local Business Accelerator Award! The LBA, backed by TV Dragon Deborah Meaden and Prime Minister David Cameron, is a fantastic initiative set up by the regional press to increase the profile of local businesses and bring great advertising opportunities to small local businesses.  To get this far we, along with fellow finalists Shop Scotland and Greatbase, faced a Dragons’ Den style panel of Scottish business leaders including Kwik Fit founder Sir Tom Farmer and, as finalists, we won a twelve week advertising campaign in the Evening News. It has been absolutely brilliant to receive this prize as recognition for the effort we put into our work and we’re now setting our sights on the next step of the competition - the National finals in London! If we are successful, we will win the grand prize of a top advertising campaign, mentoring from Deborah Meaden and a £10k cash prize – wish us luck!

Check out the full story and a wonderful snap of Directors John and Alan on the Edinburgh Evening News website: http://www.scotsman.com/edinburgh-evening-news/latest-news/study-guide-firm-to-represent-capital-at-business-awards-1-2954870.


 
 

The era of the Standard Grade is over!

03 June 2013

 The cover story of the latest TESS, about the end of the Standard Grades, got us thinking about how exciting this summer is for Scottish education. After over 25 years, the last Standard Grade exam will take place on Tuesday 4th June – Credit Accounting and Finance (good luck to anyone sitting it!) – and will be replaced with the National 5s. It really is the end of an era and, for many, the prospect of a new curriculum is a daunting one. Here in the Bright Red office it has been hectic to say the least.

As well as moving office; distributing books across Scotland and abroad, developing a mobile app, attending book fairs, hosting student placements and enjoying cups of tea and pieces of cake, we’ve been hard at work developing a new suite of print and digital resources for the new qualifications. Despite being rushed off our feet it really has been a thrilling few months. Last week, we were excited to see the very first proofs for our highly anticipated National 5 Study Guides arrive, and can safely say that, after lots of hard work, the finished books will look fantastic!


 
 

New B-READY app!

16 April 2013

The brand new B-READY revision app is available now!  Just click this link https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.escrivo.BrightRedApp to download the app and kickstart your revision.

This is the first ever FREE REVISION APP custom-built for Scottish students preparing for SQA exams and offers a real-time revision ticker to ensure you get the information you need straight to your smart phone or tablet.  Whether on the move or at home on the sofa, you can revise anytime, anyplace and anywhere.

As well as regular revision bites leading right up to the exam, B-READY offers users exclusive discount codes across Bright Red Publishing's great range of revision books and Official SQA Past Papers.

B-READY for your exams and download it today!

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.escrivo.BrightRedApp


 
 

We've won the Edinburgh LBA!

06 February 2013

We're absolutely thrilled to announce that we've just heard we are one of the winners of the Evening News-backed Dragons’ Den-stye Local Business Accelerators (LBA) competition! Check out this link for the full story and a lovely snap of our Directors! http://www.scotsman.com/edinburgh-evening-news/latest-news/winners-hailed-in-evening-news-backed-competition-1-2776801


 
 

Pupil Revision Conferences

16 January 2013

We are over the moon to announce a partnership with the brilliant Pupil Revision Conferences 2013, organised by AOK Learning. Led by top subject experts, each conference gives students an excellent opportunity to get quality revision done ahead of the May exams. Check out the full range of available subjects and dates here. We’ll also be at the conferences selling books on the day so we look forward to seeing you there!

 
To support this fantastic preparation, we are delighted to offer you an exclusive 15% discount off the conferences for Bright Red customers. Simply use the discount code AOK15 when booking your place today at www.pupilrevisionconferences.com!

 
 

January Sale!

11 January 2013

Our latest newsletter has been released and with it comes the announcement of our Jan-tastic January Sale!

Click here to read all about the fantastic discounts we have on offer!


 
 

Braw Savings!

30 November 2012

To celebrate all things Scottish and independent, we're offering a braw 15% discount across all of our Official SQA Past Paper books and revision titles from today until Burn's night on 25th January! Simply use the code 'SALTIRE' when purchasing your books and make the most of this brilliant offer in time for prelims - click here to see what's on offer!

Happy St Andrew's Day from Bright Red!


 
 

November News and Standard Grade Savings!

07 November 2012

This month's newsletter is out - with fantastic savings on Standard Grade Results books and a preview of our new publishing it is not to be missed!

Sign up to catch up with monthly news from Bright Red or click here to view November's news online


 
 

All 2012 Official SQA Past Papers out!

19 October 2012

Our last two Past Paper titles, Standard Grade and Higher Graphic Communications, are out today. That means our full range of 2012 Official SQA Past Papers with Answers are published and available for order now!

Hurray!


 
 

2012 Past Papers!

13 September 2012

There brand new 2012 Official SQA Past Papers are published now!  The following titles are available to buy on the website:

Standard Grade G/C Administration
Standard Grade General Biology
Standard Grade Credit Biology
Standard Grade G/C Business Management
Standard Grade General Chemistry
Standard Grade Credit Chemistry
Standard Grade G/C Craft & Design
Standard Grade G/C Computing Studies
Standard Grade F/G/C Drama
Standard Grade F/G English
Standard Grade G/C English
Standard Grade General French
Standard Grade Credit French
Advanced Higher Physics
Standard Grade G/C Geography
Standard Grade G/C German
Standard Grade G/C History
Standard Grade G/C Home Economics
Standard Grade Foundation Maths
Standard Grade General Maths
Standard Grade Credit Maths
Standard Grade G/C Modern Studies
Standard Grade General Physics
Standard Grade Credit Physics
 
Intermediate 1 Biology
Intermediate 1 Chemistry
Intermediate 1 English
Intermediate 1 Maths 1, 2 and Applications
Intermediate 1 Physics
 
Intermediate 2 Biology
Intermediate 2 Chemistry
Intermediate 2 Computing
Intermediate 2 English
Intermediate 2 French
Intermediate 2 Geography
Intermediate 2 History
Intermediate 2 Maths Units 1, 2, 3
Intermediate 2 Maths Units 1, 2 & Applications
Intermediate 2 Modern Studies
Intermediate 2 Physical Education
Intermediate 2 Physics
 
Higher Accounting
Higher Art & Design
Higher Biology
Higher Business Management
Higher Chemistry
Higher Computing
Higher English
Higher French
Higher Geography
Higher German
Higher History
Higher Human Biology
Higher Maths
Higher Physical Education
Higher Physics
Higher Product Design
Higher Religious. Moral & Philiosphical Studies
 
Advanced Higher Biology
Advanced Higher Chemistry
Advanced Higher Maths
Advanced Higher Physics
 
Keep an eye on Facebook (www.facebook.com/brightredbooks), Twitter (@_BrightRed) and the website for more news and information. 
Do contact us at info@brightredpublishing.co.uk if you would like any more information!

 
 

2012 Past Papers!

17 August 2012

The first 2012 Official SQA Past Papers are published - earlier than ever!  The following titles are available to buy on our website right now:

Standard Grade Credit Biology
Standard Grade General Biology
Standard Grade Credit Chemistry
Standard Grade G/C Computing Studies
Standard Grade G/C English
Standard Grade Credit French
Standard Grade G/C Geography
Standard Grade Credit Maths
Standard Grade General Maths
Standard Grade Foundation Maths
Standard Grade Credit Physics
Standard Grade General Physics
 
Intermediate 1 English
 
Intermediate 2 Biology
Intermediate 2 English
Intermediate 2 Maths Units 1, 2, 3
Intermediate 2 Maths Units 1, 2 & Applications
Intermediate 2 Physics
 
Higher Biology
Higher Business Management
Higher Chemistry
Higher English
Higher French
Higher Geography
Higher Human Biology
Higher Maths
Higher Physical Education
Higher Physics 
 
Advanced Higher Biology
Advanced Higher Chemistry

Many more will follow this week, so keep an eye on Facebook (www.facebook.com/brightredbooks), Twitter (@_BrightRed) and the website for more details. 

The vast bulk of the 66 titles will be published by mid-September and will be available to buy from our website as soon as they are published, and from all good bookshops soon after.  Do contact us at info@brightredpublishing.co.uk if you would like any more information!

 


 
 

Back to school 2012!

13 August 2012

 BRIGHT RED NEWSLETTER!

 There's big things happening this month and to sign up for the August 2012 newsletter, just click this link http://www.brightredpublishing.co.uk/NewsletterSignup.aspx

 

BACK TO SCHOOL DISCOUNT

Also, make the most of our fantastic Back to School Offer: use the code 'BACK2' when you order through the website and get 15% off and free post and packaging on any of our titles!

VERY BEST OF LUCK IN THE NEW TERM!


 
 

Learn to Learn!

13 April 2012

New Learn to Learn book available now! 

It gives us great pleasure to announce the arrival of our brand new Learn to Learn book - hot from the press! You can order it online now at http://www.brightredpublishing.co.uk/Catalogue/CatalogueItem.aspx?Id=31.
 
This full-colour BrightRED guide is packed with study and learning tips. It is full of tasks to help identify thinking and learning styles, along with advice on how they are best applied to study and revision.
 
The core section of the text focuses on developing the Review, Remember, Recall process which is designed to give all students a structure for learning in general and, specifically, for personal study/revision.  The Look out for, Study Support and Task features throughout are custom-designed to support active study and knowledge retention whilst the comprehensive glossary will help students navigate around their individual revision needs. 
 
We carefully developed the text over the last year with our author, Shona Cochrane, and endeavoured to make it as accessible and engaging as possible. Hopefully, you'll like it as much as we do! 

 


 
 

Exam guides online!

22 March 2012

Last weekend (17th - 20th March), we published our custom-designed Exam Supplements, free inside The Scotsman and Scotland on Sunday!

The 24-page pull-outs for English, Maths, Biology and Physics/Chemistry were packed full of information from the SQA’s Principal Assessors to help students focus their revision, and tackle the toughest questions from past papers. In case you missed them, click the links below to access the online versions and take advantage of the ‘SCOT2’ special offer ordering through our website today!
 
English
 
Mathematics
 
Biology
 
Physics/Chemistry
 
Hope they come in handy - good luck with your studies!

 
 

Scotsman exam supplements!

08 March 2012

Great news!  Bright Red has teamed up with The Scotsman once more and from the 17th - 20th March we  are offering Exam Supplements for English, Maths, Biology, Chemistry and Physics free inside every copy of The Scotsman and Scotland on Sunday.

Developed in conjunction with the SQA, the 24-page pull-outs will be packed full of information from the SQA’s Principal Assessors to help students focus their revision, and tackle the hardest questions in the exams.  There will also be a special offer in the supplements, allowing customers to get money off the purchase of Official SQA Past Papers and all other Bright Red books for a limited time only!

Be sure to pick up The Scotsman and Scosman and Sunday from next weekend!


 
 

Scotsman supplements!

10 November 2011

 The weekend of the 5th/6th November saw the publication of the first ever Prelim Exam Supplements, free inside The Scotsman and Scotland on Sunday.

The 24-page pull-outs for English and Maths were packed full of information from the SQA’s Principal Assessors to help students get the most from their revision, and achieve the best possible exam results. In case you missed them, click the links below to access the online versions and take advantage of the ‘SCOT1’ special offer ordering through our website today!
 
English
 
Mathematics
 
Good luck with your studies!

 
 

Free Prelim Exam supplements!

31 October 2011

The weekend of the 5th/6th November sees the publication of the first ever Prelim Exam Supplements for Maths and English, free inside every copy of The Scotsman and Scotland on Sunday.

Published in conjunction with Bright Red Publishing and the SQA, the 24-page pull-outs will be packed full of information from the SQA’s Principal Assessors to help students get the most from their revision, and achieve the best possible results in their exams.  There will also be a special offer in the supplements, allowing customers to get money off the purchase of Official SQA Past Papers and all other Bright Red books for a limited time only!


 


 
 

66 new SQA Past Paper books available now!

27 September 2011

13 September 2011
 

We are delighted to announce that there are now 66 new 2011 Official SQA Past Papers available!  The following titles are hot from press and available to buy:

G/C Accounting, G/C Administration, General Biology, Credit Biology, G/C Business Management, General Chemistry, Credit Chemistry, G/C Computing Studies, SG G/C Craft & Design, F/G/C Drama, F/G English, G/C English, General French, Credit French, G/C Geography, G/C German, G/C History, G/C Home Economics, Foundation Maths, General Maths, Credit Mathematics, G/C Modern Studies, General Physics, Credit Physics, G/C Spanish.

I1 Biology, I1 Chemistry, I1 English, I1 Mathematics 123, I1 Mathematics 12&Apps, I1 Physics, I2 Biology, I2 Chemistry, I2 Computing, I2 English, I2 French, I2 Geography, I2 History, I2 Inofrmation Systems, I2 Mathematics 123, I2 Mathematics 12&Apps, I2 Modern Studies, I2 Physical Education, I2 Physics.

Higher Accounting, Higher Biology, Higher Business Management, Higher Chemistry, Higher Computing, Higher English, Higher French, Higher Geography, Higher German, Higher Human Biology, Higher History, Higher Information Systems, Higher Mathematics, Higher Modern Studies, Higher PE and Higher Physics, Higher Product Design, Higher Religious, Moral & Philosophical Studies.

Advanced Higher Biology, Advanced Higher Chemistry, Advanced Higher Maths, Advanced Higher Physics.

These titles will be joined by six more SQA Past Paper books during next month.  The Past Papers are available to buy from our website as soon as they are published, and from all good bookshops soon after, but do contact us at info@brightredpublishing.co.uk if you would like any more information.


 
 

51 SQA Past Papers available now!

13 September 2011

We are delighted to announce that the first 51 2011 Official SQA Past Papers are available now!  

General Biology, Credit Biology, G/C Business Management, General Chemistry, Credit Chemistry, G/C Computing Studies, SG G/C Craft & Design, F/G/C Drama, F/G English, G/C English, General French, Credit French, G/C Geography, G/C German, G/C History, Foundation Maths, General Maths, Credit Mathematics, General Physics, Credit Physics.

I1 Chemistry, I1 English, I1 Mathematics 123, I1 Mathematics 12&Apps, I1 Physics, I2 Biology, I2 Chemistry, I2 Computing, I2 English, I2 French, I2 Geography, I2 Mathematics 123, I2 Mathematics 12&Apps, I2 Modern Studies, I2 Physics

Higher Biology, Higher Business Management, Higher Chemistry, Higher Computing, Higher English, Higher French, Higher Geography, Higher Human Biology, Higher Mathematics, Higher Modern Studies, Higher PE and Higher Physics.

Advanced Higher Biology, Advanced Higher Chemistry, Advanced Higher Maths, Advanced Higher Physics.

These titles will be joined by more and more official SQA Past Papers during the next fortnight.  Nearly all of the 72 titles will be published by the end of this month.

The Past Papers will be available to buy from our website as soon as they are published, and from all good bookshops soon after, but do contact us at info@brightredpublishing.co.uk if you would like any more information.


 
 

Official SQA Past Papers 2011

18 August 2011

We are delighted to announce that the first 42 2011 Official SQA Past Papers are available now!  

General Biology, Credit Biology, General Chemistry, Credit Chemistry, G/C Computing Studies, F/G/C Drama, F/G English, G/C English, General French, Credit French, G/C Geography, G/C History, Foundation Maths, General Maths, Credit Mathematics, General Physics, Credit Physics.

I1 Chemistry, I1 English, I1 Mathematics 123, I1 Mathematics 12&Apps, I2 Biology, I2 Chemistry, I2 English, I2 Geography, I2 French, I2 Mathematics 123, I2 Mathematics 12&Apps, I2 Physics

Higher Biology, Higher Business Management, Higher Chemistry, Higher Computing, Higher English, Higher French, Higher Geography, Higher Human Biology, Higher Mathematics and Higher Physics.

Advanced Higher Biology, Advanced Higher Chemistry, Advanced Higher Maths.

These titles will be joined by more and more official SQA Past Papers during the next few weeks.  The vast bulk of the 72 titles will be published by mid-September.

The Past Papers will be available to buy from our website as soon as they are published, and from all good bookshops soon after, but do contact us at info@brightredpublishing.co.uk if you would like any more information.


 
 

Back to school with BrightRED

11 August 2011

Take advantage of a 10% discount and free post and packing when you order any BrightRED books on the website today.  Simply use the code Back2 to make your saving and we'll have the books with you in no time. 

With crucial Standard Grades, Intermediates, Higher and Advanced Higher qualifications already underway, what better time to get your hands on excellent materials that will help you shine?

BrightRED goes back to school on a highly positive note as we were deemed to be ‘comfortably outpacing the rest of the market’ as the Bookseller's June Education supplement noted our continuing success in the Scottish market and year on year growth.

All we need now is a little bit more sunshine...


 
 

AH Maths Answers

10 May 2011

The Answer Section for our AH Maths Revision text is available now!

Click on this link to take you to the PDF:

http://www.brightredpublishing.co.uk/Uploads/LearningAids/AH%20Maths%20Now%20Try%20This%20Answer%20Section.pdf.

Good luck!


 
 

Bookseller nomination!

12 April 2011

Bright Red Publishing has been shortlisted for the Independent Publisher of the Year Award at The Bookseller’s Industry Awards 2011. Amongst record numbers of entries and an exceptionally high standard of submissions, we've won through to the final round.  It represents a significant achievement and follows our success in retaining the IPA Education Publisher of the Year Award for a second consecutive year just last month.

Altogether, 17 awards will be presented at a gala black-tie dinner during the Book Industry Conference at London's Park Lane Hilton on 16th May.  The Bookseller's editor-in-chief Neill Denny congratulated the nominees, claiming "the overall standard of entries was incredibly high despite, or perhaps because of, the turbulent times we are living through. It will be very tough job choosing the winners from such a strong field.”


 
 

New BrightRED titles!

31 March 2011

Fantastic new titles and Official SQA Past Papers from award-winning Bright Red Publishing!

 We are delighted to bring you some highly anticipated new titles in time for last minute revision and exam preparation!                                                    
 
  • Standard Grade Physics Results and  Advanced Higher Maths Revision are fantastic new additions to both series and excellent support for students.  The Maths text is the first full-colour revision resource at Advanced Higher level and already in high demand!
  • Official SQA Past Papers! 

    These books are the only collections of genuine Past Papers which have been sat in the actual exam,
    accompanied by SQA-approved answer sections verified by senior examiners.  They are the best value for money on the market, with five complete years worth of exam material to support student preparation. 

    Practising with the Official SQA Past Papers is the only way to be sure students are working at the correct level. 
     
    Buy yourself some peace of mind with the  genuine article!

 
 

Bright Red wins again!

11 March 2011

Bright Red Publishing is delighted to have been crowned Education Publisher of the Year for a second year running at the 2011 Independent Publishing Awards.  The award was presented at a Gala Dinner held at the IPG Annual Conference in Oxfordshire.

The judges particularly admired its sharp marketing, expanded publishing programme—which includes material in the Gaelic language—and the launch of its own distribution centre. “It has clearly had another very good year and is growing its business in a difficult marketplace.”


 
 

Bright Red shortlisted again!

28 February 2011

Bright Red Publishing has been shortlisted for the Independent Publishing Awards once more, this time in the Newcomer of the Year category!

Shortlisted alongside Peirene Press and Medikidz, judges cited Bright Red's achievement in carving out a significant niche for itself since its launch in 2008.
 “In three years Bright Red has gone from nothing to a very substantial turnover,” said the judges. “It knows its market and has gone for it at full tilt.”

Bridget Shine, Executive Director of the IPG, says: “We thank all of our members who entered the 2011 IPG Independent Publishing Awards and congratulate the 22 companies on our shortlists. They all prove that despite the various challenges to publishing at the moment, independents are thriving thanks to their passion, expertise and innovation.”
  
All eight shortlists were compiled by a panel of experts sharing decades of experience across various sectors of publishing and related industries.

 


 
 

The Bookseller and five star reviews!

24 January 2011

Bright Red’s continuing success has once more been featured in The Bookseller, the leading business magazine for the book industry. In recognition of the company's phenomenal success to date, and subsequent to winning the IPA Educational Publisher of the Year 2010 award last year, we have been placed firmly in their high climbers chart for 2010 with the following mention:

Another relative newcomer to the scene, the 2008 start-up Bright Red, has also expanded rapidly; the Edinburgh company doubling its revenue for its range of Scottish schools revision guides.’
The Bookseller – 21st January 2011
 
Brand new BrightRED Revision and Results titles also continue to attract five star reviews on the Amazon website:
 
BrightRED Revision: Advanced Higher Chemistry
"I'd thoroughly recommend this book if you are currently or about to study Advanced Higher Chemistry. There are not many resources out there aimed directly to this course. One of the authors for this book is Archie Gibb, the Principal Examiner for Chemistry at Advanced Higher. Therefore, you know the content will be correct and relevant.
The content is quite concise as well, so a great revision aid! "
 
BrightRED Revision: Higher Human Biology
"I waited a long time for a book as good as this one to be published. I teach the subject and think it will be a great asset. In fact, I think I will ask for the school to provide it for the students."
 
 
BrightRED Results: Standard Grade Geography
"Bought this for my son to assist him with his revision - works as he got a one for his grade, totally recommend these books to help your child further their revision"
 
All in all, a very Bright start to 2011!

 
 

SQA Past Papers availability

22 October 2010

70 of the Bright Red Official SQA Past Papers for 2010 are available now!  The titles published to date are:

Standard Grade G/C Accounting & Finance
Standard Grade G/C Administration
Standard Grade General Biology
Standard Grade Credit Biology
Standard Grade G/C Business Management
Standard Grade General Chemistry
Standard Grade Credit Chemistry 
Standard Grade G/C Computing Studies
Standard Grade G/C Craft & Design
Standard Grade F/G/C Drama
Standard Grade F/G English 
Standard Grade G/C English
Standard Grade General French
Standard Grade Credit French
Standard Grade G/C Geography
Standard Grade G/C German
Standard Grade G/C Graphic Communication
Standard Grade G/C History
Standard Grade G/C Home Economics  
Standard Grade Foundation Maths
Standard Grade General Maths
Standard Grade Credit Maths
Standard Grade G/C Modern Studies
Standard Grade General Physics
Standard Grade Credit Physics
Standard Grade F/G/C Science
Standard Grade G/C Spanish
 
Intermediate 1 Biology
Intermediate 1 Chemistry
Intermediate 1 English
Intermediate 1 Maths Units 123
Intermediate 1 Maths Units 1, 2 and Applications
Intermediate 1 Physics
 
Intermediate 2 Biology
Intermediate 2 Chemistry
Intermediate 2 Computing
Intermediate 2 English
Intermediate 2 French
Intermediate 2 Geography
Intermediate 2 History
Intermediate 2 Information Systems
Intermediate 2 Maths Units 123
Intermediate 2 Maths Units 1, 2 and Applications
Intermediate 2 Modern Studies
Intermediate 2 Physics
 
Higher Accounting
Higher Art & Design
Higher Biology
Higher Business Management
Higher Chemistry
Higher Computing
Higher English
Higher French
Higher Geography
Higher German
Higher Graphic Communication
Higher History
Higher Human Biology
Higher Information Systems
Higher Maths
Higher Modern Studies
Higher Physical Education
Higher Physics
Higher Product Design
 
Advanced Higher Biology
Advanced Higher Chemistry
Advanced Higher English
Advanced Higher Maths
Advanced Higher Physics
 
The few remaining Past Paper titles will be published shortly.  The Past Papers are available to buy from us direct, and also from all good bookshops.  Do contact us at info@brightredpublishing.co.uk if you would like any more information.

 
 

64 Official SQA Past Paper titles now available!

13 September 2010

64 of the Bright Red Official SQA Past Papers for 2010 are available now!  The titles published to date are:

Standard Grade G/C Administration
Standard Grade General Biology
Standard Grade Credit Biology
Standard Grade G/C Business Management
Standard Grade General Chemistry
Standard Grade Credit Chemistry 
Standard Grade G/C Computing Studies
Standard Grade G/C Craft & Design
Standard Grade F/G/C Drama
Standard Grade F/G English 
Standard Grade G/C English
Standard Grade General French
Standard Grade Credit French
Standard Grade G/C Geography
Standard Grade G/C German
Standard Grade G/C History
Standard Grade G/C Home Economics  
Standard Grade Foundation Maths
Standard Grade General Maths
Standard Grade Credit Maths
Standard Grade G/C Modern Studies
Standard Grade General Physics
Standard Grade Credit Physics
Standard Grade F/G/C Science
Standard Grade G/C Spanish
 
Intermediate 1 Biology
Intermediate 1 Chemistry
Intermediate 1 English
Intermediate 1 Maths Units 123
Intermediate 1 Maths Units 1, 2 and Applications
Intermediate 1 Physics
 
Intermediate 2 Biology
Intermediate 2 Chemistry
Intermediate 2 Computing
Intermediate 2 English
Intermediate 2 French
Intermediate 2 Geography
Intermediate 2 History
Intermediate 2 Information Systems
Intermediate 2 Maths Units 123
Intermediate 2 Maths Units 1, 2 and Applications
Intermediate 2 Modern Studies
Intermediate 2 Physics
 
Higher Accounting
Higher Biology
Higher Business Management
Higher Chemistry
Higher Computing
Higher English
Higher French
Higher Geography
Higher German
Higher Human Biology
Higher Information Systems
Higher Maths
Higher Modern Studies
Higher Physical Education
Higher Physics
Higher Product Design
 
Advanced Higher Biology
Advanced Higher Chemistry
Advanced Higher English
Advanced Higher Maths
Advanced Higher Physics
 
The remaining Past Paper titles will be published during the next fortnight.  The Past Papers are available to buy from our website as soon as they are published, and from all good bookshops soon after, but do contact us at info@brightredpublishing.co.uk if you would like any more information.

 
 

Latest SQA Past Papers available

25 August 2010

42 of the Official SQA Past Papers for 2010 are available now!  The titles published to date are:

Standard Grade General Biology
Standard Grade Credit Biology
Standard Grade G/C Business Management
Standard Grade General Chemistry
Standard Grade Credit Chemistry 
Standard Grade G/C Craft & Design
Standard Grade G/C Computing Studies
Standard Grade F/G English 
Standard Grade G/C English
Standard Grade General French
Standard Grade Credit French
Standard Grade G/C Geography
Standard Grade G/C German
Standard Grade Foundation Maths
Standard Grade General Maths
Standard Grade Credit Maths
Standard Grade General Physics
Standard Grade Credit Physics
 
Intermediate 1 Biology
Intermediate 1 Chemistry
Intermediate 1 English
Intermediate 1 Maths Units 123
Intermediate 1 Maths Units 1, 2 and Applications
Intermediate 1 Physics
 
Intermediate 2 Biology
Intermediate 2 English
Intermediate 2 French
Intermediate 2 Maths Units 123
Intermediate 2 Maths Units 1, 2 and Applications
 
Higher Biology
Higher Business Management
Higher Computing
Higher English
Higher French
Higher German
Higher Human Biology
Higher Maths
Higher Physical Education
Higher Physics
 
Advanced Higher Biology
Advanced Higher Chemistry
Advanced Higher Physics
 
These titles will be joined by more and more official SQA Past Papers this month, with the vast bulk of the 79 titles will be published during the next fortnight.
 
The Past Papers will be available to buy from our website as soon as they are published, and from all good bookshops soon after, but do contact us at info@brightredpublishing.co.uk if you would like any more information.

 


 
 

More Official SQA Past Papers

23 August 2010

Six of the 2010 Official SQA Past Paper titles are available now!  The titles currently available are:

 

Standard Grade General Maths

Standard Grade Credit Maths

 

Intermediate 2 Maths Units 123

 

Higher English

Higher Maths

These titles will be joined by more official SQA Past Papers during the next few weeks.  The vast bulk of the 79 titles will be published by mid-September.

The Past Papers will be available to buy from our website as soon as they are published, and from all good bookshops soon after, but do contact us at info@brightredpublishing.co.uk if you would like any more information.


 
 

First 2010 Bright Red Past Papers available!

19 August 2010

We are delighted to announce that the first two 2010 Official SQA Past Papers are available now!  

Both Credit Mathematics and Higher English titles are published and will be joined by more and more official SQA Past Papers during the next few weeks.  The vast bulk of the 79 titles will be published by mid-September.

The Past Papers will be available to buy from our website as soon as they are published, and from all good bookshops soon after, but do contact us at info@brightredpublishing.co.uk if you would like any more information.

 


 
 

Climbing high!

03 August 2010

Bright Red has attracted more attention in the Bookseller, the leading business magazine for the book industry.  In recognition of the company's phenomenal success to date, and subsequent to winning the IPA Educational Publisher of the Year 2010 award earlier this year, we have been placed firmly at the top of their high climbers chart:

'Created by an ex-management team at Leckie & Leckie in 2008, independent Scottish educational publisher Bright Red tops the "High Climbers" chart by virtue of a massive 1, 792.8% increase in its sales year on year... Its English and Maths Higher SQA Past Papers both sold more than 4,000 copies in the first half of 2010.  The study guides market is an incredibly tough market, so its success should not be underestimated.’
The Bookseller - 09th July 2010
 
With the vast bulk of the 2010 Past Paper publications due in August and early September, we are looking forward to a busy and productive period ahead!

 
 

April offer and brand new Bright Red books!

16 April 2010

Fantastic new titles and Official SQA Past Papers from award-winning Bright Red Publishing!

 We are delighted to bring you some highly anticipated Results and Revision titles in time for last minute revision and exam preparation!                                                    
 
  • Two more Bright Red Results texts for Standard Grade Geography and Standard Grade Modern Studies and Bright Red Revision texts for Higher Business Management and Advanced Higher Biology make for fantastic new additions to both series and excellent support for students.  The Biology text is the first full-colour revision resource at Advanced Higher level and already in high demand!
  • Official SQA Past Papers!  We also offer this crucial resource with full and approved answer sections.  Essential, authentic practice for all students as the exams loom and the only collection of real papers from past exams!
 
25% off all Official SQA Past Papers and Bright Red resources until the end of April!
            
Further to our Exam Guides in the Herald last month we are delighted to the offer a supplemental discount which will run until the end of April and is open to schools, teachers and students.  Simply visit our website atwww.brightredpublishing.co.uk, or give us a call on 0131 2205804, and quote the promotion code herald2 when placing your orderto receive 25% off all Bright Red resources.

 


 
 

Award winning Bright Red Publishing!

22 March 2010

Scottish start-up outshines competition at UK-wide Independent Publishing Awards

Edinburgh-based Bright Red Publishing has netted the accolade of Education Publisher of the Year at the prestigious Independent Publishing Awards, held on Saturday in Old Windsor.
 
The only Scottish company to be shortlisted in the 12 award categories, ranging from Children’s Publisher to International Achievement, Bright Red was founded in 2008 and has already met with  acclaim for its revision and exam preparation material for Scottish qualifications.
 
The company was praised by the judging panel for the impact it had made - first by winning a tender to publish SQA’s Official Past Papers (December 2008) and then by producing high quality, student-friendly books across a range of subjects.
 
The Judges were also impressed by the company’s understanding of its target market, as well as admiring its dedication to customer service and order processing – both of which are handled in-house at Bright Red’s offices in Edinburgh’s West End. Indeed, the company prides itself on keeping things local: commissioning Scottish teachers and subject experts to create its resources; using largely Scottish editorial services; and printing its books locally, too.
 
Richard Bass of Bright Red said, ‘We are absolutely delighted to be presented with this wonderful award, and would like to thank the judging panel, as well as all the many people who have supported us through our start-up period in a wide variety of ways. We conceived Bright Red with the intention of delivering the highest quality in all that we do, and we are thrilled to have our efforts recognised by this award.’
 
This was the fourth annual IPA awards, run by the Independent Publishers Guild with The Bookseller and The London Book Fair. For more details see http://www.ipg.uk.com/cgi-bin/scribe?showinfo=pp132.

 
 

Bright Red shortlisted!

08 March 2010

Bright Red are delighted to have been shortlisted for the Independent Publishing Awards in the Education Publisher of the Year category!

Bright Red Publishing was shortlisted after making an instant market impact, first by winning a tender to publish past exam papers and then by producing high quality, student-friendly... books. “Having had the courage to start up at such a difficult time, Bright Red has very quickly turned in some impressive sales.”

Judges praised the particularly high standard of submissions in this category, proving independent publishers’ strength in the education sector.The full shortlist of all the awards will be revealed later today with the winners to be announced on Saturday, 20 March at the IPA Gala Dinner.


 
 

Brand new Bright Red Revision and Results titles!

04 February 2010

We have started 2010 with a bang here at Bright Red and it gives us great pleasure to offer:

 
  • An extended list of excellent Bright Red Standard Grade and Higher materials. Our brand new Higher Geography Revision, Standard Grade Computing Studies Results and Standard Grade French Results are all available now!
                                                  
 
  • The first available FULL COLOUR resources for key Advanced Higher subjects – kicking off with AH Physics published last month, and AH Biology to follow in March.                                
 
  • Official SQA Past Papers!  We are delighted to deliver this crucial resource with full and approved answer sections – essential, authentic exam practice for all students.                                                       
 

With 2008 prices held, and great discounts available for bulk school purchases, our range of Official SQA Past Papers and full colour revision titles spells great value for students, parents and teachers at this critical time in the academic year.


 
 

All Past Paper titles now available!

18 December 2009

Both Standard Grade and Higher Graphic Communication Past Papers can be purchased through our website, and will be available in good bookshops shortly.

For any further information on Official SQA Past Papers, please don't hesitate to contact us at info@brightredpublishing.co.uk.

 

All Past Paper titles now available!


 
 

SQA Past Paper audio files

14 December 2009

The audio files for the listening Papers for Official SQA Past Papers books published by Bright Red are now available to download for free.  To download the files, go to the catalogue page for the book, and click on the 'Audio Files' tab.

 


 
 

Free SQA Audio Files

27 November 2009

The audio files for all listening Papers for SQA Past Papers in French and German are now available to download for free.  To download the files, go to the catalogue page for the book, and click on the 'Audio Files' tab.

The Spanish files will be available shortly.


 
 

More Past Paper titles available!

20 October 2009

A further two new SQA Past Papers are now available:
I2 Art & Design and Higher Religious, Moral and Philosophical Studies!  They are both available to buy now through our website, and will be available in good bookshops shortly.

For any further information on Official SQA Past Papers, please don't hesitate to contact us at info@brightredpublishing.co.uk.


 
 

SQA Past Papers Now Available

15 October 2009

Four more new SQA Past Papers have been published this week:
G/C Administration, G/C Accounting & Finance, Higher Accounting and  Higher Information Systems.  These are all available to buy now through our website, and will be available in good bookshops shortly.

For any further information on Official SQA Past Papers, please don't hesitate to contact us at info@brightredpublishing.co.uk.


 
 

SQA Past Paper update

08 October 2009

We are delighted to announce that, as of the start of this month, there are 61 Official 2009 SQA Past Paper titles available for the following subjects:

Standard Grade 

General Biology, Credit Biology, G/C Business Management, General Chemistry, Credit Chemistry, G/C Computing Studies, G/C Craft & Design, F/G/C Drama, F/G English, G/C English, General French, Credit French, G/C Geography, G/C German, G/C History, G/C Home Economics, Foundation Maths, General Maths, Credit Maths, G/C Modern Studies, General Physics, Credit Physics, F/G Science, G/C Spanish.

Intermediate 1

Int 1 Biology, Int 1 Chemistry, Int 1 English, Int 1 Maths U123,  Int 1 Maths U12 & Apps, Int 1 Physics

Intermediate 2

Int 2 Biology, Int 2 Chemistry, Int 2 Computing, Int 2 English, Int 2 French, Int 2 Geography, Int 2 History, Int 2 Information Systems, Int 2 Maths U123, Int 2 Maths U12 & Apps, Int 2 Modern Studies, Int 2 Physics.

Higher

Higher Art & Design, Higher Biology, Higher Business Management, Higher Chemistry, Higher Computing, Higher English, Higher French, Higher Geography, Higher German, Higher Human Biology, Higher Maths, Higher Modern Studies, Higher Physics, Higher Product Design.

Advanced Higher

AH Biology, AH Chemistry, AH English, AH Maths, AH Physics.

The few remaining titles will be published during October.  The published Past Papers are available to buy from our website and from all good bookshops but do contact us at info@brightredpublishing.co.uk if you would like any more information.


 
 

SQA Past Paper update

22 September 2009

 

We are pleased to announce that 42 of the 2009 SQA Past Papers are now available for the following subjects:

Standard Grade 

General Biology, Credit Biology, General Chemistry, Credit Chemistry, G/C Computing Studies, G/C Craft & Design, F/G/C Drama, General French, Credit French, G/C Geography, G/C German, G/C History, F Maths, C Maths, G/C Spanish.

Intermediate 1

Int 1 Biology, Int 1 Maths U123,  Int 1 Maths U12 & Apps, Int 1 Physics

Intermediate 2

Int 2 Biology, Int 2 Computing, Int 2 Geography, Int 2 History, Int 2 Information Systems, Int 2 Maths U123, Int 2 Maths U12 & Apps, Int 2 Modern Studies, Int 2 Physics.

Higher

Higher Biology, Higher Business Management, Higher Computing, Higher English, Higher Geography, Higher Human Biology, Higher Maths, Higher Modern Studies, Higher Physics, Higher Product Design.

Advanced Higher

AH Biology, AH Chemistry, AH Maths, AH Physics.

More and more official SQA Past Papers will be published before the end of the month, by which point almost all will be available.  The Past Papers will be available to buy from our website as soon as they are published, and from all good bookshops soon after, but do contact us at info@brightredpublishing.co.uk if you would like any more information.

 

 


 
 

SQA Past Papers Now Available

11 September 2009

We are pleased to announce that the first 16 2009 SQA Past Papers are now available for the following subjects: General Chemistry, Credit Chemistry, Gen/Cred Computing Studies, Gen/Cred Craft & Design, General French, Gen/Cred Spanish, Int 1 Biology, Int 1 Maths U12 & Apps, Int 2 Maths U123, Int 2 Maths U12 & Apps, Int 2 Physics, Higher Biology, Higher English, Higher Maths, Higher Modern Studies and Advanced Higher Chemistry.

More and more official SQA Past Papers will be published over the next weeks, leading up to the official publication date of 21st September, by which point almost all will be available.  The Past Papers will be available to buy from our website as soon as they are published, and from all good bookshops soon after, but do contact us at info@brightredpublishing.co.uk if you would like any more information.


 
 

Free P&P on all orders!

19 August 2009

We are pleased to announce that all books ordered from www.brightredpublishing.co.uk will now be free from postage & packing charges.  This will include all the Official SQA Past Papers, which will be available from the middle of September.


 
 

A Bright Red revolution!

08 May 2009

With the exam season now in full flow, Bright Red's exciting new titles continue to impress!  Our Higher Physics text being rated particularly highly by this student:

'... I found this book and it is fantastic! It is in full colour, has an extremely attractive layout and plenty of high quality explanatory diagrams accompanying each section of well written, easy to understand text. Go on their website to get a good preview of the inside pages. Don't just take my word for it, I got 93% in my physics prelim thanks to it! The Bright Red range of books is definitely the best range of revision books for Higher (I have a few of them), you must buy this, and the others! ... Advanced Higher books for next year please! '
 
The May edition of the Mathematics in School journal echoes this sentiment in its review of our Higher Maths Revision title:
‘This book has been written for Scottish Higher candidates, but due to the nature of the contents and the hints, it could prove useful to any pupil studying at senior level... The book is in A4 format and has a total of 96 pages in full colour. Each section starts with some theory using uncomplicated language. There are a large number of worked examples with explanations on the thinking behind the working. All the diagrams are clear and easy to understand. One of the strengths of the book is the “Don’t Forget” boxes in the margin. These contain loads of useful hints usually where common errors occur in examinations... 
After the worked examples, there is a “Let’s Think About” section which varies from working out other questions to asking about concepts from the theory. There are also answers at the back for this section, along with a three page index. There are exam style questions at the back with expanded solutions.
... Every pupil serious about doing well in their mathematics exam would be advised to get a copy now.’
 
We’re delighted to be raising the bar in Scottish revision whilst also delivering great value to students with exams looming – good luck to you all!

 
 

Bright Red Past Paper success!

02 February 2009

Bright Red future for Scotland’s new, independent educational publisher

 
Bright Red Publishing has been awarded the three-year contract to publish Past Papers from the Scottish Qualifications Authority.
 
The SQA’s Past Papers are hugely popular amongst Scotland’s exam candidates and often form the cornerstone of student exam preparation. The range of Past Papers covers over 70 National Qualification subjects each year, making this one of Scotland’s biggest commercial publishing projects.
 
Helen Probart, Head of SQA's Question Paper Operations said: “National Qualifications Past Papers continue to be an invaluable resource for today's students, providing them with real exam questions and approved answers. SQA are looking forward to working with Bright Red Publishing as we deliver the next generation of past papers to support the learning of our candidates.”
 
The team at Bright Red is delighted to have won the Europe-wide tender against stiff competition. “We’re a young business and are thrilled that SQA has chosen to back a new, independent Scottish company to deliver this high profile project,” said Alan Grierson from Bright Red.
 
He added: “The SQA provides high quality, valued qualifications to thousands of learners across Scotland. We look forward to mirroring that quality in our fulfilment of this contract over the coming years, and to bringing our innovation and experience to bear upon it. And as a wholly independent organisation, we will be able to funnel more of our success into the development of further Bright Red educational books - which means more good news for Scottish teachers and students as the new curriculum changes unfold.”
 
The full range of new Bright Red branded Past Papers, including the 2009 exams, will be on sale in schools and bookshops throughout Scotland from September.
 
Bright Red Publishing – the brainchild of four Edinburgh publishers – was formed at the beginning of 2008 as a completely independent Scottish educational publishing company.  Focusing on the secondary education sector in Scotland, the Bright Red team comprises Sarah Mitchell, John MacPherson, Alan Grierson and Richard Bass.
 
The company has already had a bright start. More than half of Scottish secondaries have requested a Bright Red book for Standard Grade or Higher levels, whilst one in five schools have purchased complete classroom sets to date. 
 
 
Bright Red Director Sarah Mitchell says: “What makes our company unique is our Scottishness and our ability to make swift, independent decisions based on what’s best for Scottish schools and learners. This, combined with the financial support we have received from Barclays Commercial Bank, means that we can really give Scotland’s teachers and students what they need.
 
“We’re working with the leading educational authors in Scotland to produce books that are relevant, fresh, bright, comprehensive and as easy to use as possible, so they will inspire young minds to think creatively and achieve their full potential.
 
“Education is becoming increasingly competitive and it is vital that Scotland’s pupils, teachers and parents have the very best resources at their disposal to achieve the best possible grade.”
 
The publisher plans to release 10 colour revision guides over the next six months, with a further 40 books planned for the next three years – excluding the Past Paper output. These will include books for 11-14 year olds in 2010.
 
Sarah Clarke, children’s buying manager at Waterstone’s booksellers, welcomed the success of Bright Red Publishing as “very exciting and just what is needed in the Scottish education sector.”
 
Scott McClymont, relationship manager at Barclays, said: "Bright Red is an exciting new company and looks set to make a great impact on the publishing market in Scotland. We look forward to working with the management team going forward as they develop the business."
 
CEO of Publishing Scotland, Marion Sinclair: “I can remember the bad old days of Scottish publishing in the 1970s and 80s, when it was really difficult and there were far fewer publishers on the ground. Now we have a stream of talent coming forward, companies like Strident and Bright Red, as well as strong, established publishers. I think the sector is in as great a shape as it has ever been.”

 
 

Rave reviews for Bright Red!

19 January 2009

Bright Red books attracted top class reviews in last week's Bookseller, the leading business magazine for the book industry.  The Revision and Results guides were singled out in the Revision and Study Guide Preview with some high praise indeed:

'...Bright Red Publishing is a new independent publisher which has succeeded in its first year in producing some products of outstanding quality.  Titles in the Results series are designed for exam preparation and are easy-to-use, comprehensive guides providing a thorough overview of exam questions, topics and common mistakes.  The Revision series texts are full-colour and provide an overview of the course, introduction to the exam and advice on how to tackle the key concepts.'

Gareth Hardy - Head of Buying, Blackwell

The Bookseller - 16th January 2009

All of the texts are proving to be extremely popular both in schools and in shops so please do watch this space for more brand new Bright Red materials!


 
 

SQA STAR Awards 2008

28 November 2008

Bright Red Publishing are proud supporters of the SQA STAR awards, which last week honoured the very best in Scottish training and education at a glittering awards ceremony.

At a wonderful event, thirty-eight awards in fourteen different categories were presented to a variety of education and training success stories from across Scotland, and we would like to again offer our congratulations to all of the winners, and particularly Michael Doroszenko from Loudoun Academy, who won the SQA award for Academic Excellence, which was sponsored by Bright Red Publishing, and Rosanna Thomson from St Joseph’s College and Haixi Yan from  Glasgow Academy, who were highly commended.

To read more about the event and see some photographs from the night, click on http://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/32389.726.html

 


 
 

Recipe of the Month

13 November 2008

 

BRIGHT RED VEGETABLE PIE
 
Many potatoes
 
3 garlic cloves
A punnet of cherry tomatoes/ tin of chopped tomatoes
A large handful of red lentils
 
Choose any/all of the below:
3 big carrots
1 big leek
1 big onion
Lots of green beans
A good few mushrooms
 
Vegetable stock cube (optional)
Tomato puree to thicken and taste (optional)
Salt and pepper
Butter and milk for many potatoes.
 
Method:
 
  1. Peel potatoes and put them on the boil.
  2. Preheat oven to high
  3. Wash/ peel/ chop all vegetables. If you want to cook the carrots and lentils for a while in hot water, feel free.
  4. Crush garlic. Heat wok/large pan, add oil and garlic. When garlic starts to sizzle, throw everything in and cook away to your heart’s content. Some people would add the vegetables gradually. They are timewasters.
  5. After about five minutes, add the tomatoes and let them reduce down into a sauce. ** Don’t forget the carrots and lentils.
  6. Add a stock cube (in a mug of hot water) gradually. Lots of black pepper and some puree if you wish.
  7. Mash potatoes with milk and margarine or butter of choice.
  8. Give everything in the pot a good stir about. Place it into a big dish.
  9. Spoon potatoes over the dished vegetables evenly.
  10. Place it in the oven for 15-20 minutes.
  11. Serve and enjoy!

 
 

The appliance of Science

19 September 2008

Scottish students are far more likely to study Maths and Science than their English, Welsh and Northern Irish counterparts according to research by the Royal Society.  Its State of the Nation report indicates that 12% of 17 year olds in Scotland sat Higher Physics last year.  This compares with an equivalent of 4.7% in Northern Ireland, 2.7% in Wales and 3.5% in England taking A level qualifications.  Possible reasons for this trend could well be that the curriculum in Scotland is far broader, that the sciences are taught separately and that the teachers therefore tend to be subject specialists.


 
 

Scottish Learning Festival

15 September 2008

Attention all teachers! Bright Red Publishing will be exhibiting at the Scottish Learning Festival on 24 and 25 September in Glasgow. If you’re planning to attend, come and say hello! We’ll be at stand F2 where there will be lots to see and do: alongside our fabulous book displays, we will be running competitions with great prizes, and hosting a reception on Wednesday at 4 pm. We hope we’ll see you there!

If you haven’t yet booked your free ticket, you can do so at http://www.ltscotland.org.uk/slf/  - where you can also browse and book your places for the conference programme.


 
 

Recipe of the Month - September

15 September 2008
Tomato, cauliflower and spinach curry
 
Ingredients: 2 sliced onions; 3tbsp vegetable oil; 4tbsp curry paste (Rogan Josh or similar); 1 large cauliflower; 2 400g tins of plum tomatoes; 200g of roughly chopped spinach.  Naan bread to serve.
 
Fry the onions in oil until they are soft and golden, which should take about 5-10 minutes.  Then add the curry paste and cook for another few minutes until the paste coats the onions.  Add the cauliflower, tomatoes and 300ml of water and bring to a gentle simmer until the tomatoes have broken down, and the cauliflower is tender.  Stir in the spinach and keep stirring until it has wilted, then serve with warm naan bread. Serves 4

 
 

Scottish teachers to have stress helpline access

26 August 2008

A 24-hour stress support service has been launched for Scottish teachers.  The service is staffed by trained counsellors and was set up by Teachers Support Scotland.

The helpline arrives in light of local authority data which shows that Scottish teachers averaged two sick days each last year as a result of stress, anxiety and depression – three times the UK figure.  In a recent trial of the service in Fife, the biggest causes of stress according to teachers calling in was working conditions (32%), personal issues (24%) and health and wellbeing (18%).

The service is to cost £25 000 in its first year and the funding has been provided by Teacher Support Scotland.  The helpline number is 0800 5642270 with an online service available at www.teachersupport.info/scotland/


 
 

Scot wins silver at the Olympic Games in Beijing

15 August 2008

David Florence became Scotland’s first medal winner at this year’s games. He produced a memorable run to finish second in the canoe slalom. Florence is a Physics graduate, born in Aberdeen but moved as a child with his family to Edinburgh and is a member of Forth Canoe Club who train at Edinburgh’s Union Canal. He was obviously delighted with his win. "I have got an Olympic medal. I am absolutely delighted. It has been a long, long time coming and it means everything to me," he said.


 
 

Scotland’s examinees are out of their misery!

15 August 2008

Only if you’ve been living on another planet lately will you be unaware that Tuesday 5 August saw the publication of the 2008 results of National Qualifications in Scotland.

Passes are up slightly at Standard Grade (+0.4%), with greater increases at Intermediate 1 (+0.8%)and 2 (+2.6%), Higher (+1.7%) and Advanced Higher (+1.2%).

Speaking about this year’s National Qualifications results, Dr Janet Brown, SQA’s Chief Executive and Scotland’s Chief Examining Officer, said: 

“I am delighted and greatly encouraged to see the increase in numbers of learners achieving our qualifications, and the steady growth in pass rates. These results show continuing strong achievements in what is a robust Scottish education system.

Almost 160,000 learners will receive results today and I congratulate them all and wish them continuing success in the future”.

This year thousands of candidates opted to beat the postman by signing up to receive their results online and by text, in a scheme piloted in 2007.  Find out more at http://www.mysqa.org.uk/


 
 

No more speling misstakes

12 August 2008

Professor Ken Smith, a University Lecturer in Criminology went on record today with the revolutionary proposal that commonly misspelt words should no longer be corrected but instead accepted into everyday usage. 

A professional lifetime spent correcting students' appalling spelling has left the lecturer so disenchanted that he is making the revolutionary proposal that the most frequent spelling mistakes should from now on be accepted as "variant spellings".

Dr Smith is a criminology lecturer at Buckinghamshire New University in High Wycombe, and feels: "Instead of complaining about the state of the education system as we correct the same mistakes year after year, I've got a better idea.

"University teachers should simply accept as variant spellings those words our students most commonly misspell.”

The chairman of the Spelling Society, Jack Bovill, said they would not be backing any changes at present. He said: "It's a waste of time if people aren't aware of the problems caused by the irregularity of English spelling in the first place."


 
 

No UFOs in Stirlingshire

12 August 2008

05.08.08

Disappointingly, it turns out that there were no UFOs over Grangemouth this weekend, despite Central Scotland Police receiving more than a dozen reports of sightings of lights in the sky over a thirty minute period.

Local residents were alarmed after seeing several illuminated globes in the night sky, and became concerned that aliens were invading Scotland.

Fortunately it became apparent that the close encounter was in fact the result of party-goers attaching candles to balloons and floating them into the sky in the hope that the release of these would make their dreams come true.


 
 
 
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