SCHOLAR – Information For S4 To S6 Parents


SCHOLAR is a programme run by Heriott-Watt University, funded by Education Scotland and member authorities, offering an integrated set of materials and services covering many subjects at National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher. The resources are used by pupils in schools up and down the country and include:

  • comprehensive online interactive learning materials, activities, assessments and revision packs;
  • access to online communities, resources, monitoring information and information tools;
  • study guides which contain key reference materials and learning activities.

The subjects currently covered by SCHOLAR are listed on the Scholar website.

If your child is following any of the courses listed in the link above, they will have a username and password which allows them full access in school and at home. The following link offers more information for parents in the form of a PDF booklet: Parents’ Information Booklet



Online Resources

Issues Online

A fantastic cross-curricular resource offering information on nearly 70 social and contemporary topics. Access is via the following website

See the Librarians for username and password

Aberdeen Public Library Digital Zone

With a valid Aberdeen City library card, you can gain access to a varied range of online resources, using the link below, including encyclopaedias, other reference material and the Driving Theory test. If you are not a library member we can supply a password


Complete Issues (combining Essential Articles, Fact File and Key Organisations)

Essential Articles – over 100 articles annually, guaranteed to spark debate on key issues and controversies. Covers topics from a variety of viewpoints.

Fact File – contains vital, interesting and relevant statistics on a wide range of topics

Key Organisations – guide to thousand of organisations, pressure groups, international agencies, government,universities,charities and theatres

To search these resources ask Librarians for password and go online to