This course is designed to respect the rights of others to express beliefs, viewpoints and values which pupils may not share. Pupils will also develop the confidence to share their own beliefs, viewpoints and values with others who may not agree with them.
They will be able to identify and investigate the important assumptions which underpin their own beliefs and those of others, analyse their own beliefs, values and attitudes and those of others, review and evaluate and come to conclusions about beliefs, viewpoints and values based on the information they have available.
Mr J Cudlipp (PT)
Ms L. Northcott
The intention of Religious and Moral Education is not to commend a particular religious or moral view, but rather to encourage pupils to think about such questions as:
The Religious and Moral Education Department aims:
Core RMPS Courses: S1 – S4
S1: Pupils in S1 follow a variety of topics to introduce them to What is aHuman Being?, What is religion?, Myths and mysteries, Music and Ethics, and the Values poster award.
S2: The S2 course has a human rights theme running through the whole year with a look at the moral issue of Street Children, Buddhism, Amnesty International and Human Rights, Refugees and Asylum seekers, and an introduction to Philosophy.
S3: RMPS is S3 is based around a variety of contemporary moral issues such as Capital Punishment, Racism, Censorship and Freedom of Speech, and The Holocaust.
S4: In S4, pupils have the opportunity to examine arguments for and against War, Abortion, Medical Ethics and Philosophical themes such as anger, self esteem, happiness and ethics, aesthetics and moral dilemmas.
The RMPS department also offer a variety of National Qualifications
COURSE: Psychology (Intermediate 1/2)
The Intermediate 1/2 Psychology course is made up of three separate units:
Psychology has become a very popular subject in society and is definitely for people who wish to further their understanding of human behaviour. The Intermediate 1 and 2 Psychology Course aims to meet this demand for an introduction to the subject.
A range of five key topics are studied from six core domains:
The aims of Intermediate 1/2 Psychology are to:
It is anticipated that candidates will have little or no prior knowledge of the subject, therefore the Course serves as an introduction to the discipline of psychology, including basic research skills.
The Course provides suitable preparation for the Intermediate 2 Course in Psychology or other subjects. The Intermediate 1 Course may offer preparation for employment or career advancement.
Higher/Int 2 Philosophy
The term "philosophy" means "love of wisdom." In a broad sense, philosophy is an activity people undertake when they seek to understand fundamental truths about themselves, the world in which they live, and their relationships to the world and to each other.
Those who study philosophy are continually engaged in asking, answering, and arguing for answers to life’s most basic questions: What is reality? How can I claim to have knowledge when my senses are deceived? Does God exist? What is the purpose of life?
The Course aims to allow candidates to:
Psychology Int 1/2
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