RMPS - BROAD GENERAL EDUCATION

Broad General Education - S1 & S2

 

S1 Course

 

Big Ideas:

This unit explores the big ideas in the six main world religions. This involves exploring different beliefs and practices.

 

Fairtrade:

This unit explores the ethics and morality of trade.

 

Trips/Activities

Visit to Glasgow Gurdwara

 

S2 Course

 

Introduction to Judaism:

This unit explores the beliefs and practices in Judaism

 

Holocaust:

This unit focuses on Jewish life before, during and after the Holocaust.

S3 Course (Core)

 

Core Award in Religion, Beliefs and Values

 

Rationale

 

This Award accredits aspects of achievement that build on the experiences and outcomes for Religious and Moral Education (RME) and Religious Education in Roman Catholic Schools (RERC). It is intended to provide a flexible, creative and learner-centred framework that can be tailored to the needs of individual learners and centres. It can encompass achievement within the statutory provision of RME/RERC and more broadly, across activity in the wider life of the school.

 

The Award develops learners’ ability to understand and reflect on religious topics. Learners will put their faith or values into action and reflect upon what they have learned. Through this learners will be enabled to develop the four capacities of Curriculum for Excellence.

 

This Award will:

 

♦ develop successful learners and responsible citizens by developing knowledge and understanding of topics involving religion or religious belief

♦ develop confident individuals by encouraging learners to reflect on their faith or values and apply what they have learned to practical contexts

♦ develop effective contributors by encouraging learners to put their faith or values into action in ways which benefit others.

 

In developing these four capacities of Curriculum for Excellence, the Award will also provide opportunities for learners to develop skills for learning, skills for life and skills for work, including personal learning, thinking skills and citizenship.

 

Units

Investigating Religion and Belief (SCQF level 4) Unit

(Capital Punishment & Human Trafficking)

 

The general aim of this Unit is to reflect on a topic involving religion or religious belief. Learners will develop knowledge and understanding of the topic by reflecting on relevant religious viewpoints and their personal faith or values. They will have the opportunity to discuss and debate the topic they are investigating.

Learners who complete this Unit will be able to:

 

  1. Develop knowledge and understanding of a topic involving religion or religious belief

  2. Reflect on their faith or values in response to the topic

 

This Unit is a mandatory Unit of the Religion, Belief and Values (SCQF level 4) Award and is also available as a free-standing Unit.

 

Outcome 1

The learner will:

 

  1. Develop knowledge and understanding of a topic involving religion or religious belief by:

  2. Choosing a topic involving religion or religious belief, with support

  3. Describing the topic, in straightforward terms

  4. Identifying and describing a religious belief or a religious viewpoint relevant to the chosen topic, in straightforward terms

 

Outcome 2

The learner will:

 

  1. Reflect on their faith or values in response to the topic, by:

  2. Describing how their personal viewpoint on the topic compares with a religious viewpoint or a viewpoint independent of religious belief, in straightforward terms

  3. Describing how their study of the topic has influenced their personal faith or values, in straightforward terms

  4. Describing a relevant view which contrasts with their own and explaining why they disagree, in straightforward terms

 

Religion, Belief and Values: Values in Action (SCQF level 4) Unit (YPI & Spirituality)

 

The general aim of this Unit is for leaners to put their faith or values into action through active engagement in the community. This may be achieved through a wide range of settings and contexts. Learners will record the activity they have taken part in. They will reflect on how it contributes to their understanding of their faith or values.

Learners who complete this Unit will be able to:

 

  1. Put their faith or values into action through engagement in the community

  2. Reflect on the activity

  3. This Unit is a mandatory Unit of the Religion, Belief and Values (SCQF level 4) Award and is also available as a free-standing Unit.

 

Outcome 1

The learner will:

 

1. Put their faith or values into action through engagement in the community, by:

  • Identifying a practical activity that benefits the local, national or global communities, with support

  • Carrying out the activity, with support and working effectively with others as appropriate

 

Outcome 2

The learner will:

 

2 Reflect on the activity, by:

  • Describing how the activity demonstrated their faith or values, in straightforward terms

  • Describing how the faith or values they have put into action compare with those found within a world religion today, in straightforward terms

  • Describing how the activity has impacted on other people, in straightforward terms

  • Describing how the activity has influenced their faith or values, in straightforward terms

 

 

Assessment/Evidence

 

Assessment for the Award will consist of gathering evidence to show that the learner is able to successfully complete all the Outcomes in the Units. Evidence could be gathered as learners work through the Units in an integrated way. Alternatively evidence can be gathered on a Unit-by-Unit basis.

 

Assessment evidence can be presented in any form appropriate to the learner and the activity undertaken. Evidence may be paper-based or recorded (oral or visual). Performance or product evidence may be supported by observation checklists and/or oral questions and answers. Learners may also provide evidence through audio recordings, video diaries, blogs or other electronic means.

S3 Broad General Education - RMPS Course

 

S3 RMPS

Do you want to understand the world around you? Do the Ultimate Questions keep you awake at night? Do you want to have a better understanding of people?

If the answer is yes to any of the above questions then RMPS is the perfect subject for you. Join us on a journey around diverse cultures, ponder ultimate questions about the universe and stop off at moral beliefs along the way.

 

World Religion (Islam)

 

  • Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world today. It is important to gain an understanding of beliefs and practices. See these in action during a trip to the Mosque.

 

Religious and Philosophical Questions (Origins of the Universe/Existence of God)

 

  • Explore Religious and Philosophical responses to the Origins of the Universe and Existence of God(s). Discover if science and religion are compatible and find some answers to the Ultimate Questions that we all ask ourselves.

 

 

Morality and Belief (Medicine and the Human Body)

 

  • In today’s contemporary society Euthanasia, IVF and Organ Donation are hot topics. Through studying this unit pupils will gain a knowledge and understanding of these topics and explore religious and philosophical perspectives about the beginning, end and preservation of life.

 

 

Progression

 

  • National 4 – Advanced Higher RMPS

 

Careers in Religious, Moral and Philosophical Studies

Religious, Moral and Philosophical Studies is about people, their beliefs and the cultures and traditions that they follow. Therefore, it is an essential qualification for any job which involves working with people. RMPS is recognised by all colleges and universities.

 

These jobs include:

  • Police Officer

  • Teacher                                              

  • Lawyer                                                

  • Nurse

  • Social Services

  • Journalism

 

S3 BGE RMPS Activities

 

Muslim Wedding Fayre