Broad General Education in RME/RMPS: S1-S3

Aims of the BGE

For pupils to develop a knowledge and understanding of Christianity, other World Religions and world views independent of religious beliefs. Recognising that there are different points of view relating to modern life and our place in society. Including moral values such as honesty, liberty, justice, fairness and concern for others.


The RME Department aims to incorporate homework as an integral part of the programme of study. Homework materials are used to underpin and extend classroom learning.  Homework also supplements the formative assessment used with the department to determine the progress of pupils. We believe homework reinforces the skills of self-learning and self-discipline, vital to the nature of courses offered by the Department in the upper school. We operate a 100% homework policy and parents will be informed if tasks are not completed by students. We encourage parents to actively support and encourage pupils to complete homework.


Knowledge and Understanding and Skills are assessed by course work, homeworks and end of unit progress tasks on key topics. These tasks are marked and pupil progress monitored through Learning Logs, reporting and partnership with parents.
For a flavour of what we look at in RME follow this link from BBC Teach (A – Z of Religion and Beliefs):

Course outline

S1 Units

  • Questions about Me...
  • Christianity
  • Buddhism.

S2 Units

  • Islam.
  • Introduction to Morality – good & bad, right & wrong.
  • Prejudice Unit
  • Animal Rights Unit

S3 Units - Issues:

  • Capital Punishment.
  • Euthanasia.
  • Youth & Philanthropy Initiative (Scotland) - YPI

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