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RME

Mrs. J. Millar leads the RME Department.

Currently all pupils in S1- S4 have Core RME for one period per week.
Religious, Moral and Philosophical Studies is available at Higher or Intermediate 2 in S5/6.

The values which underpin the new Curriculum for Excellence, Wisdom, Justice, Integrity and Compassion, are values which have always been implicit in Religious and Moral Education.

'Religious and moral education is a process where children and young people engage in a search for meaning, value and purpose in life. This involves both the exploration of beliefs and values and the study of how such beliefs and values are expressed.' Building the Curriculum 1

RME continues to be a statutory requirement in all schools in Scotland but more importantly it is recognised that it ‘is an essential part of every child or young person’s educational experience”

However, parents do continue to have the right to remove their child from participation in RME for reasons relating to faith and belief.

In Curriculum for Excellence RME is a separate curricular discipline, however it links well with many other areas of learning.
The courses in S1/2 create opportunities for working together, developing knowledge and understanding , analysis and evaluation while supporting the development of pupils own beliefs and values.

As part of this process pupils will explore beliefs, values, traditions and practices of Christianity, World Religions and other non religious stances.

Courses in S3 and S4 focus on a wide range of Moral and Ethical issues which explore a variety of different religious and non religious stances, while enabling pupils to continue to develop their own skills in making informed choices and expressing personal views. S3 pupils continue to follow a Broad General Education while pupils in S4 are currently working towards the new SQA RME Award, part of which is delivered through the Youth Philanthropy Initiative.

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