The teaching of Religious Studies at Foremarke Hall is in accordance with the Christian principles upon which the school was founded. Pupils are however encouraged also to understand and respect the beliefs, values and traditions of other religions in preparation for life as citizens in a pluralistic society.
The children in Year 5 cover a broad range of topics ranging from, major Old Testament characters to, aspects of the life and teaching of Jesus as outlined in the Gospels. In Year 6 there is a focus on Islam, Hinduism and Sikhism.
In Years 7 and 8 children begin to identify and explore issues within and between faiths and human experience. They look beyond the stories to the beginnings of religious ethics, enabling them to make reasoned and informed judgements about religious and moral issues. Whilst learning about how the Jewish religion is followed today, the children in Year 7 also study some of the ancient texts which have a direct bearing on how Judaism is practiced. Year 7 consider the Creation narratives, the founders of the Jewish faith, the Ten Commandments and some of the prophets.
During the course of Year 8 there is a continued emphasis in developing skills such analysis, expression, reflection, evaluation and application through the use of distinctive language, listening and empathy. Pupils study a range of topics relating to the Christian faith and develop an understanding of the importance they have both in the life of the Church and in the lives of individuals.