Level 3 and 4 Course Books from Bright Red

BrightRED BGE Course Books are the perfect resources for students in S1, S2 and S3. They have been specifically written to meet the new Curriculum for Excellence benchmarks. Everything needed for the broad general education is in our Course Books! 

These engaging, full-colour books will help students to develop knowledge and apply skills for learning and skills for life. Helpful hints are provided throughout the books in the Don't forget pointers, while there are plenty of opportunities to practice applying knowledge through Classroom Challenge questions and tasks. There are also What you know now summaries, which provide an overview of the knowledge and skills covered in each chapter and How does that work? introductions that outline the key content in each chapter.

These guides are invaluable for use in the classroom or for personal study. Be bright, be ready for Level 3 and 4 and beyond!

BrightRED Study Guide


Debbie Gardner and Louisa Marshall

Written by subject experts to meet the new Curriculum for Excellence benchmarks. Packed with examples, ideal for both individual and group work.

Publishing August 2024

978-1-906736-97-2, 240pp

This full-colour, highly accessible BrightRED Course Book for Level 3 English provides extensive coverage of the syllabus, meeting the new Curriculum for Excellence benchmarks and covering the Level 3 experiences and outcomes. It uses unique skills ladders and umbrella techniques to improve performance and to stretch and challenge understanding of key concepts.

Packed with examples, it will be supported by online teaching notes and downloads of extra tasks. This Level 3 English Course Book is the perfect resource for students in S1, S2 and S3 and can be used both in the classroom and at home. 


  • BGE English Course Book - includes an Introduction, outlines the success criteria and explains skills ladders.
  • Reading - includes reading for pleasure, reading for understanding, reading for analysis and evaluation and reading to write.
  • Writing - includes explanations on note making and editing and proof reading.
  • Genres of Writing in English - includes personal/reflective writing, critical essay writing and imaginative writing.
  • Talking and Listening - includes solo presentation advice and participation in group discussions.
  • Listening - includes responding to texts and being part of an audience.
  • Glossary