By following the A Level Islamic Studies syllabus, candidates will 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. They will be able to develop a critical approach to the study of fundamental questions of Islamic practices, beliefs, morality and interpretations and gain an understanding of the religious writings, history and current affairs of Islam.
Content to be covered in this course is:
- The Beginnings of Islam
- The Holy Qur’an
- Beliefs and Practices of Islam
- The Bases of Islamic Law
- The Early Dynasties of Islam
- Religious Thought in Early Islam
- Variety in Islamic Beliefs
- Islam in the World Today
Candidates beginning this course are not expected to have studied Islam previously.