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


Alan Williams

Completely updated edition with the very latest SQA course changes.


ISBN: 978-1-84948-325-4, 112 pp

We are delighted to be publishing a New Edition of Higher Computing Science New Edition. It's been thoroughly revised to reflect the very latest 2018 SQA course and assessment changes so you can be confident that the material you are using is relevant and up-to-date.

The Higher Computing Science course is designed to bring together elements of technology, science and creative digital media. In doing so, it provides an invaluable insight into the challenge and reward to be found in these areas. 

This Study Guide will introduce you to an advanced range of computational processes and will show you how Computing Science shapes the world in which we live. It will help you develop a rigorous approach to the design and development process across a variety of contemporary contexts.

Written by experienced teacher and subject expert Alan Williams, this Study Guide is an essential companion to your studies. It will be fully supported by our online Digital Zone which is packed with online tests, activities, video links and more. 


  • Higher Course Introduction
  • Software Design and Development
  • Information System Design and Development
  • Course Assessment Value-Added Unit
  • Answers
  • Index