Religious Education

Our aim is to encourage the young people of Holyrood R.C Secondary to come to a deeper knowledge of their faith and in doing so, to grow in their love of God and neighbour in accordance with the values of the Gospel.

The Religious Education department follows the This Is Our Faith national syllabus S1-6. This includes the provision of certificated RMPS for those students who are interested in studying in more depth and detail issues of faith, morality and philosophy in addition to core RE.

In addition to the curricular aspects of the RE programme there are opportunities for our young people to deepen and develop their own faith commitment by active participation in the following groups:

“I am the Way; I am Truth and Life. No one can come to the Father except through me.”
John 14:6

The purpose of this Course is to develop knowledge and understanding of religious, moral and philosophical issues that affect the world today. Religious and non-religious perspectives will be included. The Course will explore the questions they raise and the solutions or approaches they offer. Learners will have opportunities to reflect on these and on their own experience and views. This will be achieved through successful study of the Course Units.

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The National 5 Religious, Moral and Philosophical Studies course has three areas of study. In each area, candidates focus on one of the world’s six major religions (Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Sikhism). The range of contexts for study is flexible to allow for personalisation and choice. Each area offers opportunities for candidates to focus on particular skills

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By undertaking this Course, learners will develop a wide range of important and transferable skills including investigating and expressing detailed, reasoned and wellstructured views about religious, moral and philosophical topics or issues; interpreting and explaining sources related to world religions; enquiring into and evaluating contemporary moral questions and responses; and critically analysing religious and philosophical questions and responses.

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