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 Welcome to the RMPS home page!

This page will give you some details about the RMPS department, what we teach and why we think RMPS is an important subject to study. RMPS is all about life and how humans deal with life’s contradictions, dilemmas and mysteries.

The teachers
TBC (Room G16)
Miss Cochrane (Room G15)

The topics we teach in S1 to S3:

S1: “What is Religion?”
Pre-Christian Beliefs and Christianity
S2: Hinduism
S3: Questions of Belief and Morality

In S3, you can choose to study RMPS in more detail in our “interest” course, instead of core:

S3 interest course: The Problem of Evil and Suffering

If you choose to do National 4 or 5 in RMPS in S4 you will study:

Unit 1: World Religion: Hinduism

Unit 2: Morality and Belief: Religion and Justice

Unit 3: Religious and Philosophical Questions: The Problem of Evil and Suffering

All National courses have unit assessments for each of the above units.
At National 4, you will also need to complete successfully an “Added Value Unit” (project)
At National 5, you will also need to complete successfully an “Assignment” under exam conditions as well as a final exam.

What if you find RMPS difficult in S4?

We offer Supported Study to help pupils, particularly at N5 where there is a final exam to prepare for. We can also provide practise exam questions and revision notes to help you with your revision.

If you choose to do Higher RMPS in S5 or S6 you will study:

Unit 1: Buddhism

Unit 2: Religion and Justice (2014-2015)

Unit 3: Origins of Life


The department can also offer Advanced Higher, depending upon levels of pupil interest and staffing. Please speak to your RMPS teacher in the first instance if interested.


To pass the Higher course, you will need to pass a unit assessment on each of the units above. You will also need to pass the final exam.

Pupil Support

 A bit of extra help from the RMPS department: As for N5, we also offer Supported Study at Higher as well as access to past exam papers and revision notes. Pupils who are studying Higher RMPS can also access resources to help them with homework, self-study and revision via our page. You will need to give your RMPS teacher your email address. You will then be sent an invitation by email to join our Box page. Once you have been invited and registered, you can access the log in page for RMPS by using the link below: