RMPS

Staff:

Mrs D Erskine, PT

Mr T D White

Aims

Courses

S3

World Religion: Pupils will examine the beliefs & practices of a range of world religions including:

Christianity, Buddhism & Islam

Morality & Belief : Pupils will explore a range of contemporary moral issues from both religious and no-religious stand points including:

Justifications for war and medical ethics.

Philosophical Issues: Pupils will consider a range of philosophical questions including:

The existence of God and the problem of evil & suffering and the origins of the universe.

 

Assessment: Assessment for this course will take a variety of forms including peer and self-assessment. Skills assessed will include describing, explaining, dealing with sources, analysis and evaluation.

Homework: Homework assignments will be issued through Google Classroom, pupils can access Google Classroom on any device which is connected to the internet.

Progression to Senior Phase: N3, N4, N5

World of Work/Career possibilities: Human Resources, Community Work, Counselling, Teaching, Medicine, Health Care, Youth Work, Fundraising, Administration, Social Care, Retail & Sales, Broadcasting, Social Work, Civil Service, Law, Management, Local government, Politics.

 

S4

N3

The N3 course includes three units.

The first is an exploration of a World Religion. For this unit pupils will study Islam and part of this section of the course will include a visit to the central Mosque in Glasgow.

In the Religious & Philosophical Questions unit pupils will examine philosophical arguments for and against the existence of God.

The Morality & Belief section covers the contemporary moral issues related to war. Pupils will examine religious and non-religious responses to war and conflict, ultimately coming to their own conclusions based on the evidence they have examined.

Assessment:

Unit Outcomes: Each of the three taught units has unit outcomes which are internally marked.

Homework: Homework assignments will be issued through Google Classroom, pupils can access Google Classroom on any device which is connected to the internet.

Progression within Senior Phase: N4

World of Work/Career possibilities: Human Resources, Community Work, Counselling, Teaching, Medicine, Health Care, Youth Work, Fundraising, Administration, Social Care, Retail & Sales, Broadcasting, Social Work, Civil Service, Law, Management, Local government, Politics.

 

N4

The N4 course includes four units.

The first is an exploration of a World Religion. For this unit pupils will study Islam and part of this section of the course will include a visit to the central Mosque in Glasgow.

In the Religious & Philosophical Questions unit pupils will examine philosophical arguments for and against the existence of God.

The Morality & Belief section covers the contemporary moral issues related to war. Pupils will examine religious and non-religious responses to war and conflict, ultimately coming to their own conclusions based on the evidence they have examined.

For the Added Value Unit pupils can choose any religious, moral or philosophical issue to research. They will be able to present their findings in a format of their own choosing, such as a film, blog, essay, talk or wall display.

Assessment:

Unit Outcomes: Each of the three units has a number of outcomes, which are internally marked.

The Added Value Unit: Having chosen a topic to research pupils will present their findings in a format of their choice. This is also internally marked.

Homework: Homework assignments will be issued weekly through Google Classroom, pupils can access Google Classroom on any device which is connected to the internet. In addition to the regular homework, pupils should be undertaking independent research to support the work done in class.

Progression within Senior Phase: N5

World of Work/Career possibilities: Human Resources, Community Work, Counselling, Teaching, Medicine, Health Care, Youth Work, Fundraising, Administration, Social Care, Retail & Sales, Broadcasting, Social Work, Civil Service, Law, Management, Local government, Politics.

 

N5

The N5 course includes three distinct topics.

The first is an exploration of a World Religion. For this unit pupils will study the Buddhist religion/philosophy and part of this section of the course will include a two night residential stay at a Buddhist Monastery in the Scottish Borders.

In the Religious & Philosophical Questions unit pupils will explore scientific views of the origins of the universe and the origin of life and the challenges that scientific discoveries present to Christian beliefs.

The Morality & Belief section covers three contemporary moral issues related to medical ethics. The use of the human embryo, euthanasia and organ donation. Pupils will examine religious and non-religious responses to these issues and come to their own conclusions based on the evidence they have examined.

For the assignment pupils can choose any religious, moral or philosophical issue to research, whilst they will be given eight hours class time to be able to do this, further research will be needed and this will need to be done in the pupils own time.

Assessment:

Unit Outcomes: Each of the three taught units has unit outcomes which are internally marked. Only after successful completion of unit outcomes for all three units will pupils be eligible to sit the external exam.

The exam: Is one hours and thirty minutes long and will be externally assessed. There are 60 marks available, 20 for each unit studied. The exam result contributes 75% of the overall course award.

The Assignment: Is externally marked and has 20 marks available. It is worth 25% of the overall course award. After a period of research and development, pupils will have one hour in class to write up their findings under exam conditions.

Homework: Homework assignments will be issued weekly through Google Classroom, pupils can access Google Classroom on any device which is connected to the internet. In addition to the regular homework, pupils should be undertaking independent research to support the work done in class.

Progression within Senior Phase: Higher

World of Work/Career possibilities: Human Resources, Community Work, Counselling, Teaching, Medicine, Health Care, Youth Work, Fundraising, Administration, Social Care, Retail & Sales, Broadcasting, Social Work, Civil Service, Law, Management, Local government, Politics.

 

S5/6

Higher

The Higher course includes three distinct topics.

The first is an exploration of a World Religion. For this unit pupils will study the Buddhist religion/philosophy and part of this section of the course will include a two night residential stay at a Buddhist Monastery in the Scottish Borders.

In the Religious & Philosophical Questions unit pupils will explore scientific views of the origins of the universe and the origin of life and the challenges that scientific discoveries present to Christian beliefs.

The Morality & Belief section covers three contemporary moral issues related to medical ethics. The use of the human embryo, euthanasia and organ donation. Pupils will examine religious and non-religious responses to these issues and come to their own conclusions based on the evidence they have examined.

For the assignment pupils can choose any religious, moral or philosophical issue to research, whilst they will be given eight hours class time to be able to do this, further research will be needed and this will need to be done in the pupils own time.

Assessment:

Unit Outcomes: Each of the three units has unit outcomes which are internally marked. Only after successful completion of unit outcomes for all three units will pupils be eligible to sit the external exam.

The exam: Is two hours and fifteen minutes long and will be externally assessed. There are 60 marks available, 20 for each unit studied. The Origins section of the exam will have one 20 mark essay question, the Morality & Belief section and Buddhism section will be made up from two 10 mark essay questions. The exam result contributes 66% of the overall course award.

The Assignment: Is externally marked and has 30 marks available. After a period of research, pupils will have one and a half hours in class to write up their findings under exam conditions. The assignment is worth 33% of the overall course award.

Homework: Homework assignments will be issued weekly through Google Classroom, pupils can access Google Classroom on any device which is connected to the internet. In addition to the regular homework, pupils should be undertaking independent research to support the work done in class.

Progression within Senior Phase: Advanced Higher

World of Work/Career possibilities: Human Resources, Community Work, Counselling, Teaching, Medicine, Health Care, Youth Work, Fundraising, Administration, Social Care, Retail & Sales, Broadcasting, Social Work, Civil Service, Law, Management, Local government, Politics.

 

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