CfE Higher Study Guides from Bright Red

There is no shortcut to passing any course at SQA Higher level. To obtain a good pass, you need consistent and regular revision throughout the course. The aim of all our CfE Higher BrightRED Study Guides is to help you achieve success in your SQA exams through concise and engaging course coverage with plenty of activities and examples. CfE Higher courses are made up of a number of Units and a Course Assessment. The Course Assessment consists of a question paper exam and/or coursework such as assignments, portfolios and practical activities.

Our CfE Higher Study Guides cover each of the mandatory units and also include an extensive Index of key terms. Every Higher Study Guide is also fully supported with lots of free online links, tests and activities at the award-winning BrightRED Digital Zone.

BrightRED Study Guide


Peter Linton and Scott Hunter

Fully up-to-date with the latest SQA changes. Written by highly respected Graphic Communication authors.


ISBN: 978-1-84948-341-4, 224pp

A brand new edition of this hugely popular Bright Red Course Book, by Peter Linton and Scott Hunter that reflects the very latest SQA course and assessment changes. These highly respected authors have written an excellent book featuring complete coverage of the Higher Graphic Communication course with dozens of EXAM PREP questions and a bespoke supporting worksheets.

The book will help develop and refine practical skills from freehand sketching and illustration to 3D CAD and DTP techniques. It will help you prepare for your prelim and course exams by presenting the knowledge you need in an interesting and largely graphical way.

We have bespoke plastic covers available for this book. If you would like to order these, drop us an email or call 0131 220 5804.


  • Introduction
  • Drawing Standards and Conventions
  • The Arc, The Line and the Tangent
  • Intersections and Geometry
  • Isometric Drawing 
  • Planometric Drawing
  • Auxiliary Views
  • Construction Drawings
  • Freehand Sketching
  • Manual Illustration
  • Graphics in Society
  • Computer-Aided Design (CAD)
  • CAD Illustration
  • Desk-Top Publishing (DTP)
  • Design Elements and Principals
  • Go2 Project Task
  • Mini-Assignment
  • The Assignment