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


Alan Williams

Completely updated edition with 2017 SQA course changes.


ISBN: 978-1-84948-311-7, 96pp                                                    

This Study Guide has been completely updated to include the SQA course changes in 2017.

The main purpose of this National 5 Computing Science Study Guide from Bright Red is to improve your chances of success in the National 5 Computing Science course. The knowledge required for the exam and unit assessments is provided clearly and consisely.

This book is intended not to cover wider issues beyond the syllabus but to present you with revision materials in a summarised version that target the requirements of the exam. Regularly studying this book will go a long way towards your success in this course.

The Study Guide is also fully supported with lots of free supporting material on the BrightRED Digital Zone.


  • The National 5 Course
  • Software Design and Development
  • Computer Systems
  • Database Design and Development
  • Web Design and Development
  • Course Assessment
  • Glossary