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


Paul MacBeath

The only Study Guide available for the Higher Engineering Science course. Up-to-date with the latest 2017 SQA course changes.


ISBN: 978-1-84948-316-2, 96pp

This CfE Study Guide from Bright Red is the only book available for Higher Engineering Science course! The main purpose of this book is to help you improve your chances of success and to act as a supplement to your learning in school. Regularly studying this book, and using it to consolidate your learning in the classroom, will go a long way towards success in this course.

It is completely up-to-date with the latest SQA course and exam changes and will help extend your knowledge of key engineering principals and concepts. Additionally it will help you understand the relationships between science, engineering and mathematics. It also aims to help you develop a greater understanding of how engineering impacts on our environment and society.
The Study Guide will also feature lots of extra online material, tests and activities on the BrightRED Digital Zone.
  • Introducing Higher Engineering Science
  • Engineering Context and Challenges
  • Electronics and control
  • Mechanisms & Structures
  • Course Assessment

After graduating with a BA (hons) in 3-Dimensional Design and finally figuring out what to do with his life, Paul completed a PGDE and became a Technical Teacher. The Scottish Educational Curriculum was beginning to change when he started teaching, and Paul took this as an opportunity to give the old Technological Studies a complete update, and it was this work that caught people’s attention. This led him to not only write the National 5 Engineering Science Study Guide, but also the Higher one for Bright Red Publishing.

Originally from the small town of Bonnybridge in the Central Belt, this teaching path took him to Aberdeen, and eventually onto Aberdeenshire where he now happily lives with his wife and two boys.