High Quality Online Courses

We currently offer 42 online courses for Scottish schools and colleges aligned to the SQA curriculum at National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher level. Our high quality courses are built upon the knowledge and experience of teachers working in Scottish schools and colleges to develop our course materials. Our authors share their wealth of experience as educators.

The wide range of subjects provides routes into careers in science, engineering, business, design and languages. It has been found that higher intensity usage of SCHOLAR correlates with higher attainment in exams.

Blended Learning

SCHOLAR supports independent study; students can use the materials to study anytime, anywhere, in school, college or home. Courses can fit around class schedules, with short activities, clear goals and engaging content to encourage students to progress independently. The materials can also be used in the classroom to illustrate key learning points and online tests can be assigned as homework. SCHOLAR is a learning tool for students, lecturers and teachers to use as required for their individual needs.

Instant Feedback

The materials contain a variety of activities, tests and quizzes that offer instant feedback. This allows students to practice and build confidence as they work their way through the learning materials.

Progress Reports

Monitoring students’ progress with the reporting system enables teachers and lecturers to help guide the way students learn and develop. In addition, scores achieved in our online tests are recorded and students can use these to review their performance. Teachers and lecturers can also monitor students' test results using the reporting system which helps them guide the way their students learn and develop.

SCHOLAR tree and subjects

Available Courses

Humanities and Social Sciences

Subjects National 5 H AH
Accounting National 5 is unavailable Higher is available Advanced Higher is available
Art and Design National 5 is unavailable Higher is available Advanced Higher is unavailable
Business Management National 5 is available Higher is available Advanced Higher is available
Economics National 5 is unavailable Higher is available Advanced Higher is available
English National 5 is available Higher is available Advanced Higher is available
Geography National 5 is available Higher is unavailable Advanced Higher is unavailable
Music National 5 is available Higher is unavailable Advanced Higher is unavailable
Psychology National 5 is unavailable Higher is available No SQA qualification for this subject level

Languages

N5 H AH
ESOL National 5 is available Higher is available No SQA qualification for this subject level
French National 5 support materials only Higher is available Advanced Higher is available
Gaelic National 5 support materials only Higher is available Advanced Higher is unavailable
German National 5 support materials only Higher is available Advanced Higher is available
Mandarin National 5 is available Higher is unavailable Advanced Higher is unavailable
Spanish National 5 support materials only Higher is available Advanced Higher is available

Sciences

N5 H AH
Applications of Mathematics National 5 is available Higher is available No SQA qualification for this subject level
Biology National 5 is available Higher is available Advanced Higher is available
Chemistry National 5 is available Higher is available Advanced Higher is available
Computing Science National 5 is available Higher is available Advanced Higher is available
Human Biology No SQA qualification for this subject level Higher is available No SQA qualification for this subject level
Mathematics National 5 is available Higher is available Advanced Higher is available
Physics National 5 is available Higher is available Advanced Higher is available

* Support materials only

** No SQA qualification for this subject level

Books

Books

Teachers, lecturers and students have told us how much they value having a printed study guide. We offer books covering all our subjects at National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher level.

They are designed to complement the interactive content on the SCHOLAR website. We endeavour to keep the cost low by providing course volumes . The "print on demand" books are produced and sold by Print Trail and are available to purchase online.

SCHOLAR Books