I am currently choosing my 5 Highers for next year and I am facing a bit of a dilemma.
Should I choose to continue to Higher with Maths, or "crash" RMPS?
I am looking to study law and French at uni.
The other subjects I am sitting are English, Modern Studies, French and Spanish.
Any advice would be much appreciated!!
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- Thread Starter
- 04-02-2017 17:39
- 05-02-2017 11:01
You don't actually need higher maths, but in my opinion, if you did/are doing well at it at N5 consider taking it. It would be good to have to keep your subjects varied and show you're competent at a wide range of skills, whereas RMPS is a heavily essay based subject, similar to Mod Studs. At the end of the day, you can do either, it's up to you, I suggest you pick what you believe you will do best in and what you will enjoy the most!
- 05-02-2017 12:27
I was faced with this same decision at the start of this year. I have my Nat5 Maths and didn't particularly want to continue with it because I don't need Higher (I want to study French too), so it was either Higher Maths or 'crash' Higher RMPS. I just decided to go with RMPS and I'm glad, because I enjoy it.
RMPS is good if you want to go and study law also, because there's a section of the course about "Morality and Justice" which we are covering now; it talks about the aims of (criminal) punishment, the moral consequences of justice, capital punishment and religious views on justice. RMPS is very interesting and I recommend you try it.
@scottishguyy is right, RMPS is *very* heavily essay-based. It can be hard having to learn how to write four 10-mark essays and one 20-mark essay in the space of 2 hours and 15 mins, especially if this is your first year of studying RMPS. But if you don't mind essay writing then it's not so much a problem, just a case of good time management.
Do whatever you feel is right and I'm sure it will all work out!