Information for Students

Registration

If your school or college is registered with SCHOLAR, you should automatically gain access to your registered subjects. Individual student accounts are sent to your school or college - you can find out your personal log-in details from your teacher/lecturer or the SCHOLAR contact at your school or college.

Are your registered courses available in SCHOLAR? See the list of all available SCHOLAR courses and find out.

Resources

Once you have logged in successfully, you will see a list of your registered courses. In addition, you will also have access to supporting course content at a lower level (where available) as well as some support materials.

Go forth and SCHOLAR!

Online Tutor Sessions

We offer online tutor sessions to help you to become confident in tackling even the most challenges aspects of your courses. These live webinars are all hosted by subject specialists with extensive teaching experience and can be joined from anywhere with an internet connection. Each session lasts up to an hour in total, including time for questions and answers towards the end.

Video Tutorials

A collection of videos are available from our student video tutorials page to assist you with your use of SCHOLAR.

Books

For those who like a printed study guide, we offer books covering all our subjects at National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher level. These are designed to complement the interactive content on the SCHOLAR site. All our books are available to purchase online here: SCHOLAR Books

Alternatively, you can download a PDF version of the online materials from our site - see 'Study Guides' under the Resources menu of a course.

Technical Requirements

There are a significant number of interactive multimedia elements within SCHOLAR which require free plug-ins to be installed. A full specification of our technical requirements and information can be found here: Technical Requirements

Further Help

For any further queries, please get in touch.

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Information for Teachers and Lecturers

Registration

If your school or college is registered with SCHOLAR, you should automatically gain access to your taught subjects and associated class details. Individual teacher accounts are sent to your school - you can find out your personal log-in details from the SCHOLAR contact at your school. The Overview Account is also available to staff members to preview all SCHOLAR subjects.

You can also retrieve the log-in details for your students from My SCHOLAR / Password Admin - please circulate these as soon as possible so your students can start using the SCHOLAR materials.

Resources

Once you have logged in successfully, you will see a list of your registered courses. In addition, you will also have access to supporting course content at all levels as well as some support materials.

Video Tutorials

The videos on our teacher / lecturer video tutorials page can help you to quickly master some of the features and services offered by SCHOLAR.

Training

Training on using SCHOLAR is available for staff and students. All events are provided free-of-charge and can be delivered face-to-face or online. Training is tailored to your staff and student requirements. Contact your SCHOLAR Consultant to organise an event for your department or school.

Online Tutor Sessions

We deliver online tutor sessions for students; these are interactive events hosted by subject specialists with extensive teaching experience.Each session lasts up to an hour in total, including time for questions and answers towards the end.

Books

For those who like a printed study guide, we offer books covering all our subjects at National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher level. These are designed to complement the interactive content on the SCHOLAR site. Our books are available to purchase online here: SCHOLAR Books

Alternatively, you can download a PDF version of the online materials from our site - see 'Study Guides' under the Resources menu of a course.

Technical Requirements

There are a significant number of interactive multimedia elements within SCHOLAR which require free plug-ins to be installed. A full specification of our technical requirements and information can be found here: Technical Requirements

Further Help

For any further queries, please get in touch.

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Information for Schools and Colleges

Registration

No action is required for SEEMiS schools as SCHOLAR registration is done automatically. If your MIS information is up to date, your staff and students will have a valid SCHOLAR account from June onwards. SCHOLAR will notify the SCHOLAR Contact at your school by email when these are available in June. There is also an Overview Account available for staff members to preview all SCHOLAR subjects. Please contact the SCHOLAR Contact at school in the first instance regarding access to SCHOLAR as they will most likely be able to assist you.

If you are not in a SEEMiS school, please see the Registering with SCHOLAR section or contact the SCHOLAR Contact at your school or college.

Resources

Once successfully logged in using the Overview Account, you will see a list of all SCHOLAR courses. If logging in with a personal account, you will see a list of your registered courses as well as some support materials.

Training

Training on using SCHOLAR is available for staff and students. All events are provided free-of-charge and can be delivered face-to-face or online. Training is tailored to your staff and student requirements. Contact your SCHOLAR Consultant to organise an event for your department or school.

Online Tutor Sessions

We deliver online tutor sessions for students; these are interactive events hosted by subject specialists with extensive teaching experience. We currently cover Biology, Chemistry, Computing, English, Human Biology, Maths, Modern Languages and Physics. Each session lasts up to an hour in total, including time for questions and answers towards the end. You can find details of our upcoming sessions or view previous sessions here: Online Tutor Sessions Schedule

Books

For those who like a printed study guide, we offer books covering all our subjects at National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher level. These are designed to complement the interactive content on the SCHOLAR site. Our books are available to purchase online here: SCHOLAR Books

Alternatively, you can download a PDF version of the online materials from our site - see 'Study Guides' under the Resources menu of a course.

Technical Requirements

There are a significant number of interactive multimedia elements within SCHOLAR which require free plug-ins to be installed. A full specification of our technical requirements and information can be found here: Technical Requirements

Further Help

For any further queries, please get in touch.

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Information for Parents

Registration

Most Education Authorities in Scotland subscribe to SCHOLAR. If your child's school is registered with SCHOLAR, they should automatically gain access to their registered subjects. Individual student accounts are sent to the school - if your child has not received their log-in details, encourage them to ask their teacher or contact the SCHOLAR contact at their school.

You can view a sample of our learning materials or get in touch to request a parent password.

A list of available SCHOLAR courses can be found on the SCHOLAR courses page.

To give you a flavour of what to expect from SCHOLAR, watch our Information for Parents and Carers video.

Resources

Once logged in successfully, your child will see a list of their registered courses. In addition, they will also have access to supporting course content at lower levels (where available) as well as some support materials.

Training

Tailored training on using SCHOLAR is available for staff and students. All events are provided free-of-charge and can be delivered face-to-face or online. You may also come across our SCHOLAR Consultants at parents' evenings if they have been invited by your school.

Online Tutor Sessions

We deliver online tutor sessions to help your child with their revision; these are interactive events hosted by subject specialists with extensive teaching experience. We currently cover Biology, Chemistry, Computing, English, Human Biology, Maths, Modern Languages and Physics. Each session lasts up to an hour in total, including time for questions and answers towards the end. You can find details of our upcoming sessions or view previous sessions here: Online Tutor Sessions Schedule

Books

For those who like a printed study guide, we offer books covering all our subjects at Higher and Advanced Higher level. These are designed to complement the interactive content on the SCHOLAR site. Our books are available to purchase online here: SCHOLAR Books

Alternatively, if your child would like a PDF version of the online materials, they can download this from our site - see 'Study Guides' under the Resources menu of a course.

SCHOLAR tree and subjects

Technical Requirements

There are a significant number of interactive multimedia elements within SCHOLAR which require free plug-ins to be installed. A full specification of our technical requirements and information can be found here: Technical Requirements

Further Help

For any further queries, please get in touch.

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Registering with SCHOLAR

SCHOLAR will need the following information from every school before the system will accept registration information.

  •  School SQA Centre Number *

  •  School Name *

  •  School Local Education Authority *

  •  School Contact First and Last Name *

  •  School Contact Email Address *

  •  School Address, Phone Number, Email Address, Head Teacher

Data marked with a * are essential.

More detailed information on registration is available in the data specification pdf and the subject codes pdf.

The School Contact is the point of contact for the registration process at the school. They will be notified by email when new students and staff accounts are created. The School Contact is also given a user name and password to log-in to SCHOLAR, and download the usernames and passwords for the students and staff at their school.

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SCHOLAR Consultants

Each local authority has a SCHOLAR Consultant who works closely with the authority representative to identify the needs and priorities of their schools. There is also a SCHOLAR Consultant dedicated to the FE College Sector. The SCHOLAR Consultant delivers training for staff and students in the effective use of SCHOLAR. The format of each event is agreed in advance and varies to suit individual requirements. All events are delivered free of charge and are part of the contract between Heriot-Watt University and the local authority.

Key features are:

  •  How to navigate through the materials

  •  Assessment and reporting system

  •  Revision and formative assessment

  •  Online Tutor sessions

  •  Online CPD materials (staff)

Training options:

  •  Face to face sessions in school / college (includes hands-on training for staff and students)

  •  Remote sessions (staff)

  •  Presenting at head teacher/local authority meetings

  •  Attending parent meetings

Request a Visit

To request a staff or pupil event, please fill in the following form.

The information you provide will be processed by SCHOLAR and our service providers for the purpose of reporting and handling your request. Personal or technical data will be used to reply but not shared with any other third party without your permission. SCHOLAR and our service providers will retain your data in accordance with our retention policy and Data Protection legislation. Visit our Privacy Notice or Cookies Policy for more information.

All fields marked with an asterisk (*) are mandatory.