BrightRED Study Guide

CfE Learn to Learn

Shona Cochrane

Essential companion to secondary education preparing students for learning and revision.


ISBN: 978-1-906736-68-2, 96pp

Fully updated for Curriculum for Excellence this Bright Red book is an essential companion to secondary education and will ensure you are well prepared when you approach your learning and revision. It is specifically designed to support students to develop extremely effective study techniques and achieve real success in their SQA assessments, exams and beyond. 


  • Introduction
  • Learning for Life
  • Learning and Thinking Styles
  • What Study Skills and Techniques Should you use
  • Review
  • Remember
  • Recall
  • Assessment Techniques
  • Employability and Enterprise Skills
  • Appendices
  • Glossary


Shona Cochrane enjoyed over 30 years as a PE teacher, guidance teacher and acting Depute Headteacher. She followed a secondment to Careers Scotland as a National Adviser in Enterprise Education by completing a Masters degree in Pupil Support at Edinburgh University.

Following her interest in developing learning and study skills she developed a whole school Reflective Thinking Programme to raise attainment and pupil engagement in S1 to S6. The GTCS awarded her Professional Recognition for this work.