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The Cambridge O Level Hinduism syllabus enables learners to develop an enquiring and critical approach to the study of Hinduism; it also provides an introduction to a variety of interpretations of the ideas contained in Hinduism. The course looks at aspects of knowledge, action and devotion, worship and festivals, Hindu ethics and reform movements in Hinduism in the 19th and 20th centuries. Learners build on this foundation to identify and explore some of the religious and ethical questions raised in The Principal Upanishads, The Bhagavad Gita and Shri Ramacharitamanasa. The syllabus gives learners an appreciation of one of the major religions of the world.
We are withdrawing Cambridge O Level Hinduism (2055) from the November exam series. The last November exam series will be in 2023. From 2024, we will only offer this syllabus in the June exam series. We communicated this series withdrawal decision to schools in June 2021.
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