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What to Expect in the National 5 RMPS Exam.

What to Expect in the National 5 RMPS Exam.

The Exam

The National 5 Exam is made up of three parts.

World Religion

Explaining and commenting on the meaning and context of religious beliefs, practices and sources.

Morality and Belief

Presenting detailed and reasoned views about contemporary moral question

Religious and Philosophical Questions

Analysing religious and philosophical questions and responses.

It lasts 90 minutes, so roughly 30 minutes per section. Within each section there are different topics, you need to make sure you answer only the topic you have studied.

One Religion
One Moral Issue
One Philosophical Question

The Skills

Each section will have 3-4 questions, the whole section will be worth 20 marks.

There are two main skills you will need in your exam, alongside basic description questions.

Analysing

Analysis is a pivotal skill in National 5. The focus in analysis is on breaking down factual information. Analysis can follow knowledge and understanding and very often excellent knowledge and understanding is, in fact, analysis. Similarly, analysis often precedes evaluation. Analysis includes the following:

    •   making connections
    •   explaining the background
    •   predicting consequences
    •   identifying implications
    •  interpreting sources and viewpoints

      Analyse

Evaluating

There will be an 8 marker question in each section, this will be an Evaluation question.

For some time now, ‘evaluating’ has been misunderstood as simply listing two sides of an argument. The skill demands much more than this and expects candidates to discuss the quality of any positions taken. This involves:

    •   making a supported judgement on an issue
    •   making a supported measurement of the effects, impact or significance of an issue
    •   presenting a case for or against a position
    •   commenting on the quality of positions taken on issues

Evaluate

Read more about How to answer 8 Marker Questions here. 
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