Where to Get Help When Revising for National 4 & 5s

Revising everything you’ve learned so far, is the best way to learn all of your subjects and prepare yourself for tests, exams and coursework.

You might prefer reading through your notes, sitting mock exams, trawling through textbooks or having study sessions with your friends. Whichever way you like to learn there are loads of amazing resources to help you get the highest grades possible in your Nationals.

BBC Bitesize

BBC Bitesize is a free online study support for UK school children. It offers in-depth study guides for a range of National 4 and 5 subjects including Geography, Music, PE, Computing Science, English and many more. With vibrant visuals, educational videos and diagrams along with more conventional text study guides there is something to suit every learner.


The Scottish Qualifications Authority is Scotland’s internationally recognised accreditation and awarding body. On their website you will find tools to create a personalised study plan, information on your exam timetable, your coursework and they also have a @mysqa_Sam twitter page where you can ask Sam any exam or coursework related questions. She also tweets some really useful study tips.

Nationals in a Nutshell

The National Parent Forum of Scotland, trust us they have some great resources, including these ‘Nationals in a Nutshell’ study guide. With guides available for almost every subject at National 4 and National 5 level there is something here to suit every student.

BrightRED Digital Zone

The award-winning BrightRED Digital Zone is a completely FREE digital resource which was developed with Edinburgh Napier University. It compliments the Bright Red Study Guides but, as it is free, it can be used on its own too! It allows you to test yourself across many subjects.

Use your Young Scot card to get 20% off study guides and course books from Bright Red.

Young Scot discounts

If you’re a fan of practice exams then Young Scot card holders can get a brilliant 30% off Leckie and Leckie revision guides.

You can also get 20% off 'How to Pass' Guides and Past & Specimen Papers from Hodder Gibson!

Good luck and happy studying!