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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.
From 2023, Cambridge O Level Islamic Studies (2068) centres in Admin zones 3 and 4 will be able to enter candidates in our June exam series in addition to November. Please see our Guide to making entries in Direct for more information.
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.
From the 2017 examination series, this syllabus will replace Cambridge O Level Islamic Religion and Culture (2056).
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This syllabus and specimen materials for first examination in 2017 have been updated. Please refer to the latest version of the syllabus (version 2) and updated specimens.