Religious, Moral and Philosophical Studies


  • Mrs L Montgomery
  • Mr E Elder-Smith

Learning through RMPS enables pupils to:

  • recognise religion as an important expression of human experience
  • learn about and from the beliefs, values, practices and traditions of religions selected for study, other traditions and viewpoints independent of religion
  • explore and develop a knowledge and understanding of religions
  • investigate and understand the responses which religious and non-religious views can offer to questions about the nature and meaning of life
  • recognise and understand religious and cultural diversity and the importance of religion in society
  • develop respect for others and an understanding of beliefs and practices which are different from their own
  • explore and establish values such as wisdom, justice, compassion and integrity and engage in the development of and reflection upon their own moral value
  • develop their beliefs, attitudes, values and practices through reflection, discovery and critical evaluation
  • develop the skills of reflection, discernment, critical thinking and deciding how to act when making moral decisions
  • make a positive difference to the world by putting their beliefs and values into action
  • establish a firm foundation for lifelong learning, further learning and adult life

RMPS Core classes
S1 - Introduction to RMPS, Identity, Christianity, Inspiring Purpose
S2 - Judaism, Creation stories, Crime and Punishment, Islam
S3 - Morality, Prejudice and Discrimination, Medical Ethics, Sikhism
S4 - Alternative beliefs, Hinduism, Crime and Punishment, Buddhism, Origins

Certificate classes
Pre-National S3 course - Relationships, Islam and Existence of God

Islam, Relationships, Existence of God and Assignment

Buddhism, Justice, Origins and Assignment

Advanced Higher
Existence and God, Medical Ethics and Dissertation

Revision links for Advanced Higher:
BBC Ethics Guide

PSHE Resources for Schools: Issues Online