National 5 SQA Study Guides from Bright Red

BrightRED Study Guides for National 5 help you develop and apply invaluable knowledge and skills for your SQA exams. National 5 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 National 5 Study Guides cover each of the mandatory units and also include an extensive Glossary of key terms.

These full-colour books cover all content in an easy-to-learn format and are packed with BrightRED features including Don't Forget text boxes for key points  and Things To Do And Think About questions and exercises. Every National 5 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


Margaret Cook and Fred Thornhill

New edition of our popular National 5 Biology Study Guide. Up-to-date with the latest 2017 SQA course changes.


ISBN 978-1-84948-312-4, 96pp

This Study Guide has been completely revised to reflect the 2017 SQA course changes. The SQA National 5 Biology course provides opportunities for you to acquire knowledge and skills relevant to current biological topics. The National 5 Biology Study Guide from Bright Red covers all the major areas of biology, ranging from the study of unicellular organisms to the complex relationships between organisms in an ecosystem.

The aim of this book is to help you develop the skills of scientific inquiry, investigation and analytical thinking, along with the required knowledge and understanding to help you succeed in your exam. You will also research issues and communicate information related to your findings, developing skills of scientific literacy. The National 5 Biology Study Guide from Bright Red also offers plenty of activities and tests, with lots of extra material also available on the free Bright Red Digital Zone. 


  • Cell Biology
  • Multicellular Organisms
  • Life on Earth
  • Glossary
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