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Islamic Studies AS and A Level
Aims and objectives
- Develop an enquiring and critical approach to the study of fundamental questions of Islamic practices, beliefs, morality and interpretations
- Gain an understanding of the religious writings, history and current affairs of Islam and be able to think and argue intelligently about the subject
- Be introduced to a broad range of topics, ranging from the beginnings of Islam and the evolution, content and role of the Holy Qur’an, to the beliefs and practices of Islam and the bases of Islamic Law
- Learn more about the dynasties and religious thought of early Islam, the variety in Islamic beliefs and the role played by Islam in the world today.
Assessment objectives and their weightings
Candidates will be assessed on their:
AO1: Knowledge of the topics and specified texts.
AO2: Understanding of the meaning and significance of the material studied.
AO3: Ability to express themselves explicitly, logically and critically in any argument.
Scheme of Assessment