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The Islamic Studies syllabus enables learners to gain a better understanding of the religious writings, history and current affairs of Islam. As a result, they are able to think and argue intelligently about the subject.
The syllabus is broad and ranges from the beginnings of Islam to the variety of beliefs and practices of Islam and the basis of Islamic law. Learners develop knowledge about aspects of the rich Islamic heritage and reflect on the role played by Islam today.
This syllabus replaces Cambridge International AS Level Islamic Studies (8053) and Cambridge International A Level Islamic Studies (9013) from 2021 onwards. The last examination series for Cambridge International AS Level Islamic Studies (8053) and Cambridge International A Level Islamic Studies (9013) will be November 2020.
From 2021 this syllabus will only be available in administrative zones 4 and 5. Check the administrative zone for your school.
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The syllabus year refers to the year in which the examination will be taken.
We provide a wide range of support so that teachers can give their learners the best possible preparation for Cambridge programmes and qualifications. For teachers at registered Cambridge schools, support materials for specific syllabuses are available from the School Support Hub (username and password required).
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To make sure this syllabus meets the needs of our schools, and reflects current educational and assessment thinking, we have worked with teachers, subject expert panels and universities around the world to update this qualification.
This is the first development since we launched this course and we have made some significant changes in line with the feedback we received.
The updated syllabus is for examination in November 2021, 2022 and 2023. Please see the 2021-2023 syllabus above for full details.
We are developing a wide range of support to help you plan and teach the 2021-2023 syllabus.
Look out for a list of suggested resources to help you deliver the course, available from April 2019 onwards through our School Support Hub.