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Cambridge O Level Biblical Studies promotes an understanding and appreciation of the Bible, studied in a Christian context. The syllabus:
The syllabus year refers to the year in which the examination will be taken.
We have updated the syllabus content to provide a broader study of the Bible, widening the syllabus content to include the Old Testament, as well as the New Testament. This will enable learners to have a fuller understanding of the Bible, encouraging them to make connections between the texts in the Old and New Testaments.
Learners will continue to study biblical texts.
We have renamed the syllabus, 'Cambridge O Level Biblical Studies', to reflect the broader study of the Bible and better align to the renamed Cambridge International AS & A Level Biblical Studies (9484) (for first assessment in 2023).
The syllabus has a new code: 2035.
The revised syllabus replaces Cambridge O Level Religious Studies (Bible Knowledge) (2048), with last examination in November 2023. From examination in 2024, candidates will need to be entered for the new syllabus.
To provide continuity, Papers 1 and 2 will continue to be externally assessed, and worth 50% each of the overall Cambridge O Level, with a duration each of 1 hour and 30 minutes.
The updated syllabus is for examination from June 2024 onwards. Please see the 2024-2026 syllabus above for full details.
We are developing a comprehensive range of resources to help teachers deliver this updated syllabus.
We aim to provide a scheme of work and other relevant classroom resources. Example Candidate Responses will be available following the first examination in 2024. Visit the School Support Hub from June 2022 onwards for details.
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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