Syllabus Cambridge O Level Islamic Studies 2068


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Syllabus Cambridge O Level Islamic Studies 2068
For examination in November 2020, 2021 and 2022.
Version 1
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Contents
1. Introduction...................................................................................................................... 2
1.1 Why choose Cambridge International? 1.2 Why choose Cambridge O Level? 1.3 Why choose Cambridge O Level Islamic Studies? 1.4 How can I find out more?
2. Teacher support............................................................................................................... 5
2.1 Support materials 2.2 Endorsed resources 2.3 Training
3. Syllabus content at a glance............................................................................................. 6
4. Assessment at a glance................................................................................................... 7
5. Syllabus aims and assessment objectives....................................................................... 8
5.1 Syllabus aims 5.2 Assessment objectives 5.3 Relationship between assessment objectives and components
6. Syllabus content............................................................................................................... 9
6.1 Paper 1  History and Scriptures 6.2 Paper 2  Development, Sources, Beliefs and Observances
7. Description of components............................................................................................ 13
7.1 Assessment structure for Papers 1 and 2
8. Other information........................................................................................................... 14

Introduction
1. Introduction
1.1 Why choose Cambridge International?
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Our international qualifications are recognised by the world’s best universities and employers, giving students a wide range of options in their education and career. As a not-for-profit organisation, we devote our resources to delivering high-quality educational programmes that can unlock learners’ potential.
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Introduction
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1.2 Why choose Cambridge O Level?
Cambridge O Levels have been designed for an international audience and are sensitive to the needs of different countries. These qualifications are designed for students whose first language may not be English and this is acknowledged throughout the examination process. The Cambridge O Level syllabus also allows teaching to be placed in a localised context, making it relevant in varying regions.
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Through our professional development courses and our support materials for Cambridge O Levels, we provide the tools to enable teachers to prepare students to the best of their ability and work with us in the pursuit of excellence in education.
Cambridge O Levels are considered to be an excellent preparation for Cambridge International AS & A Levels, the Cambridge AICE (Advanced International Certificate of Education) Diploma, Cambridge Pre-U, and other education programmes, such as the US Advanced Placement program and the International Baccalaureate Diploma programme. Learn more about Cambridge O Levels at www.cambridgeinternational.org/olevel
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1.3 Why choose Cambridge O Level Islamic Studies?
• Learners are encouraged to develop an interest and enthusiasm for the study of Islam. • Learners are provided with an introduction to the basic teachings of the Qur’an and the Hadith. It
provides them with knowledge of Arabia in the Pre-Islamic period, the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), the Caliphate period, and the four pious Caliphs. • It encourages learners to identify and explore the religious and ethical issues raised in the Qur’an, and by the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), while also gaining an understanding of the effect of Islam on its believers. • Candidates are encouraged to apply historical and other relevant knowledge, for example, in exploring the development of Islam and its beliefs, practices and traditions.

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Introduction
Prior learning
Candidates beginning this course are not expected to have previously studied Islam.
Progression
Candidates who are awarded grades A* to C in Cambridge O Level Islamic Studies are well prepared to follow courses leading to Cambridge International AS and A Level Islamic Studies, or the equivalent.
1.4 How can I find out more?
If you are already a Cambridge school
You can make entries for this qualification through your usual channels. If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected]
If you are not yet a Cambridge school
Learn about the benefits of becoming a Cambridge school at www.cambridgeinternational.org/startcambridge Email us at [email protected] to find out how your organisation can register to become a Cambridge school.

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Teacher support
2. Teacher support
2.1 Support materials
You can go to our public website at www.cambridgeinternational.org/olevel to download current and future syllabuses together with specimen papers or past question papers, examiner reports and grade threshold tables from one series.
For teachers at registered Cambridge schools a range of additional support materials for specific syllabuses is available online from the School Support Hub. Go to www.cambridgeinternational.org/support (username and password required). If you do not have access, speak to the Teacher Support coordinator at your school.
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We have resource lists which can be filtered to show all resources, or just those which are endorsed by Cambridge International. The resource lists include further suggestions for resources to support teaching. See www.cambridgeinternational.org/i-want-to/resource-centre for further information.
2.3 Training
We offer a range of support activities for teachers to ensure they have the relevant knowledge and skills to deliver our qualifications. See www.cambridgeinternational.org/events for further information.

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Syllabus content at a glance
3. Syllabus content at a glance
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 on the papers is organised in six sections in the syllabus to reflect the focus 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.
Learners will need experience of: • The key knowledge of the key figures and events in Islam • Essential knowledge and understanding of the prescribed texts • How to reflect upon teachings and principles contained in prescribed texts • A broader understanding of the importance and impact of key figures and events in Islam and how they
changed and developed the faith over time • How to discuss different points of view when looking at a key figure, event or text • How to evaluate the impact or importance of a teaching overall • How to relate a teaching to Muslim life today.
The content includes: • Pre-Islamic society in Arabia • The early life and character of Muhammad (pbuh) • The development of Islam • The main events of the Prophet’s life and his significance in Muslim beliefs • Reflection on the example of the Prophet (pbuh) – as a role model for the early Muslims and for
individuals and communities today • Knowledge and understanding of the prescribed Suras and Hadith • The importance, application and significance of texts in the lives of Muslims today • The lives of four prophets, as recounted in the Qur’an • Teachings, implications and examples that might be drawn from these stories today • The Caliphate period and the Four Pious Caliphs • The significance of the Caliphate period for the development of Islam and as a model for Muslim society • The structure and history of the Qur’an • The classification and use of Hadith • Use, application and significance of Qur’an and Hadith, including to Muslim life today • Articles of faith and The Five Pillars • Jihad - in its range of meanings • Id festivals and rites of passage – birth, marriage and funeral rites • The contribution and benefits of beliefs and observances to the faith and actions of individuals and
communities.

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Assessment at a glance

4. Assessment at a glance

Candidates take two papers.

Component

Paper 1 History and Scriptures This paper has three sections: Section A: Arabia in the Pre-Islamic period Section B: Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) Section C: Texts from the Holy Qur’an and Hadith

1 hour 30 minutes

Candidates choose one question from each section.

Externally assessed.   60 marks

Paper 2 Development, Sources, Beliefs and Observances 1 hour 30 minutes
This paper has three sections: Section A: The Caliphate period/The Four Pious Caliphs Section B: The history and the importance of the Qur’an and Hadith Section C: Beliefs, practices and rituals

Candidates choose one question from each section.

Externally assessed.   60 marks

Weighting of papers 50%
50%

Availability
This syllabus is examined in the November examination series.
This syllabus is available to private candidates.
Detailed timetables are available from www.cambridgeinternational.org/timetables
Combining this with other syllabuses
Candidates can combine this syllabus in an examination series with any other Cambridge International syllabus, except: • Cambridge IGCSE Religious Studies (0490) • Cambridge IGCSE Islamiyat (0493) • Cambridge O Level Islamiyat (2058) • syllabuses with the same title at the same level.
Please note that Cambridge O Level, Cambridge IGCSE and Cambridge IGCSE (9–1) syllabuses are at the same level.

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Syllabus aims and assessment objectives

5. Syllabus aims and assessment objectives

5.1 Syllabus aims
The aims of the syllabus are to enable candidates to:
• develop their interest and enthusiasm for the study of Islam • develop in-depth understanding and knowledge of Islam • acquire a knowledge of the primary sources of Islam, its main beliefs and its early history • develop an enquiring approach to the study of Islam • identify and explore the religious, historical and moral questions raised in the material they study • be encouraged to reflect on and develop their own values, opinions and attitudes in light of their learning • demonstrate the relevance of Islamic history to modern day affairs.

5.2 Assessment objectives
AO1  Knowledge and understanding Show knowledge and understanding of the relevant facts from the faith and history of Islam.
AO2 Evaluation Evaluate the significance of teachings, beliefs and practices in the lives of Muslims, using evidence, reasoned argument, personal responses and different viewpoints.

5.3 Relationship between assessment objectives and components
The approximate weightings allocated to each of the assessment objectives (AOs) are summarised below.

Component
Paper 1 Paper 2 Weighting of AO in overall qualification

AO1
67% 67% 67%

AO2
33% 33% 33%

Weighting of component in overall qualification
50%
50%

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