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A collection of resources to help teachers, students and parents prepare for exams.

Find general information and advice, plus subject-specific revision resources.

Exam information

Exam timetable 2017

Learners can create and view their own personal exam timetable using the Scottish Qualification Authority's online timetable builder.


Revision in a Nutshell subject guides - Revision guides for individual subjects at National 5.

Higher revision guides - Guides to preparing for the new Higher exams.

BBC Bitesize - Revision tools from the BBC for students studying for Scottish and English qualifications.

SQA: Past question papers - SQA from where you can download National Qualification question papers for Intermediates, Highers and Advanced Highers - completely free of charge.

National 5 specimen question papers - These illustrate what the National 5 exams will look like, what candidates are expected to do, and how SQA will mark them.

SQA - Higher specimen question papers - Sample question papers illustrating the standard, structure and requirements of the question papers learners will sit from session 2014-15.

Dealing with stress

PDF file: Childline - Beat Exam Stress - Childline has produced a leaflet about how to beat exam stress. It has tips on how to revise and useful information to help you get ready for your exams.
Beat exam stress - Part of the NHS Live Well section, this advice on helping teenagers cope with exam stress is aimed at parents and carers.

Study skills

SQA Study Guides - SQA Study Guides are designed to help candidates prepare for their exams no matter what subject they are studying.

Study Skills - Young people can learn how to become effective learners and how to manage their own learning with this new interactive resource. The section for 15-18-year-olds has activities on how to make the most of lectures, how to revise for exams, and how to explore different styles and strategies for learning.
BBC Brainsmart (Scotland) - Find out about the 100 billion brain cells that make you the person you are. Learn about maximising memory, boosting motivation and making plans that really work.

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