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


Alexandra Mattinson

The ONLY Study Guide available for the SQA National 5 Media course. Packed with brilliant content and bespoke features to cement and stretch students understanding.


ISBN: 978-1-84948-307-0, 96pp

Our National 5 Media Study Guide provides thorough coverage of this creative, communicative course. Written by experienced teacher Alexandra Mattinson, this book is packed with brilliant content and activities to complement what learners cover in the classroom. Each page has been thoughtfully designed to embed the seven key aspects of the course content and appeal to students. The illustrations are eye-catching and the content is presented in a clear and aesthetically pleasing way so learners can easily pick out the key points and consolidate their knowledge.

The content of the book mirrors the structure of the course and will help learners prepare for the Question paper (exam) and the Assignment. The book covers:

  • Content-based key aspects (categories, language, narrative and representation)
  • Context-based key aspects (institution, society and audience)


Its methodical approach will help guide learners through the course with confidence, aided by our bespoke features which will help cement and stretch students understanding.

Additional support will be available on our Bright Red Digital Zone – our free, online learning platform that is bursting with extra content, video links, activities (with the answers provided) and online tests.

It's the perfect resource for National 5 Media students!


Introducing National 5 Media
News content and the role of media
Course Assessment