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In this syllabus, learners will study the history and culture of Islam and key figures in the faith. They will also study and reflect upon different extracts of religious texts and have the opportunity to think about how texts relate to how Muslims think and act in everyday life today.
The content is organised in four sections in the syllabus to reflect the different emphases in the assessment. However, learners will be looking at Islam from a historical, cultural and literary viewpoint and taking the opportunity to discuss, reflect and weigh up the impact of the texts in different scenarios.
The syllabus year refers to the year in which the examination will be taken.
We have revised and rewritten the subject content and there are new specified texts to study. The new descriptions of the subject content are more specific, to make it clear what teachers need to cover.
We have made minor changes to some questions in the assessment, to better meet the needs of our schools and learners.
For full details of the changes, please see the 2025-2027 syllabus above.
In November, this syllabus is available in Administrative zones 3, 4 and 5. In June, this syllabus is available in Administrative zones 3 and 4 Check the administrative zone for your school.
From 2020, we have made some changes to the wording and layout of the front covers of our question papers to reflect the new Cambridge International branding and to make instructions clearer for candidates - learn more.
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