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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.
The last examination series for Cambridge International AS Level Islamic Studies (8053) will be November 2020.
From 2021 this syllabus will be replaced by the updated syllabus Cambridge International AS and A Level Islamic Studies (9488).
The syllabus year refers to the year in which the examination will be taken.
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