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


Caleb Marwick, Heidi Stoutjesdyk & Derek Timpany

We are publishing a revised edition of this Study Guide to reflect the recent 2018 SQA changes on the 19th August 2019. Buy this original edition for the special price of £6.50.


ISBN: 978-1-906736-66-8, 144pp

**Please note this Study Guide is NOT up-to-date with the latest 2018 course and exam changes. We are publishing a revised and updated Higher Modern Studies Study Guide in the forthcoming months and are selling our original copy for the special price of £6.50. Whilst this Study Guide is not up-to-date with the latest SQA exam changes, it is still packed full of relevant and useful content for this course.**

CfE Higher Modern Studies is one of the most popular subjects in the Scottish curriculum with over 10,000 young people sitting the qualification annually. As well as allowing you to develop a deeper understanding of international contemporary political and socio-economic issues, you will improve your skills as a critical and reflective thinker.

This BrightRED Study Guide for CfE Higher Modern Studies will give you the best possible chance of achieving success in the Higher Modern Studies course. It contains a range of information covering each part of the course and will increase your understanding of key topics and themes through the provision of high quality descriptions and current exemplification. You will find important facts, key points, useful websites and interesting video clips (on the BrightRED Digital Zone), with an extensive range of questions and activities. 


  • Democracy in Scotland and the United Kingdom
  • Social Issues in the United Kingdom
  • Global Issues of Development 
  • Two Global Powers: China and USA