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


Gerry Moore

Written specifically for the Scottish curriculum. An essential companion to Higher Politics.


ISBN: 978-1-84948-357-5, 96pp

Written by experienced teacher, Gerry Moore, this book provides thorough course coverage and is the only Study Guide available for Higher Politics. The content is accessible, engaging and presented in a way that is visually appealing to make learning that little bit easier. It covers Political theory, Political systems, and Political parties and elections. 

Although the book is aimed at Higher Politics students, it would also be a useful resource for Advanced Higher Modern Studies students and would be a good additional resource to help with National 5 and Higher Modern Studies assignments.

This Study Guide will help students to:

  • Analyse and evaluate information from a wide range of sources
  • Use sources to draw balanced conclusions about political ideologies and concepts
  • Compare different political systems
  • Interpret electoral data
  • Draw on factual and conceptional knowledge

Additional support will be available on our Bright Red Digital Zone. 


  • Introduction
  • Unit 1: Political Theory
  • Unit 2: Political Systems
  • Unit 3: Political Parties and Elections
  • Unit 4: Source Questions
  • Unit 5: Assignment