Pete Strachan – Lead Teacher
Religious and Moral Education (RME) deals with important aspects of human experience. Developing pupils’ understanding of different beliefs, values, practices and traditions is valuable now, while they are at school, and in the future.
Religious and Moral Education at Forrester High School should encourage our pupils to think about there own situation and how they are not alone but affect the lives of others. They should be able to understand how the work which they are doing in school relates to their everyday lives and to the world in which they live. They should leave school with the ability to think, question and challenge what they see and hear around them. In short, R.M.E should go some way to creating young adults who are effective contributors, confident individuals, responsible citizens and successful learners.
Aims of the RME Curriculum
- To develop awareness and understanding of the world. To have an understanding of their situation wherever that might be.
- To contribute and play a big part in “A Curriculum for Excellence” by producing pupils who are effective contributors, confident individuals, responsible citizens and successful learners.
- To help students develop a range of transferable skills such as decision making, developing beliefs, challenging beliefs
- To help develop skills in information technology in a range of challenging contexts including research, investigating
- To link with other departments
- To have links across the curriculum, for example, with economic understanding, environmental education and citizenship.
- To have status as a post Higher Grade subject welcomed by universities and achieve excellent exam results.
- To give students the opportunity to tackle local and global issues and be active in their own situations.