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April 11, 2011

Syllabus and Paper Pattern 2011

Cambridge O Level Islamiyat
Syllabus  2011 code 2058
All candidates take two written papers and answer in English. Both papers must be taken for the candidate to be awarded a grade.

Paper 1    1½ hours

Paper 1 contains 5 questions of which candidates must answer Question 1, Question 2 and two others.

1. Major themes of the Qur’an: Three passages will be set from the list in Appendix 1, of which
candidates may choose any two. [8 marks]

2. The history and importance of the Qur’an: This question is usually set in more than one part, and
requires an essay length answer. [14 marks]

3. The life and importance of the Prophet Muhammad: One or two questions are set, usually in more
than one part, requiring essay length answers. [14 marks]

4. The first Islamic community: One or two questions are set, usually in more than one part, requiring
essay length answers. [14 marks]
Total mark = 50
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Paper 2    1½ hours

Paper 2 contains 5 questions of which candidates must answer Question 1, Question 2 and two others.

1. Major teachings of the Hadiths of the Prophet: Four passages are set from the list in Appendix 2, of
which candidates may choose any two. [8 marks]

2. The history and importance of the Hadiths: This question is usually set in more than one part, and
requires an essay length answer. [14 marks]

3. The period of rule of the Rightly Guided Caliphs and their importance as leaders; One or two
questions are set, usually in more than one part, requiring essay length answers. [14 marks]

4. The Articles of Faith and the Pillars of Islam: One or two questions are set, usually in more than one
part, requiring essay length answers. [14 marks]

Total mark = 50.

39 comments:

  1. AOA sir m Rida Fatima frm ROOTS COLLEGE INTERNATIONAL ISLAMABAD...Sir y is it neccessary to write translation of verses word to word & nt to atnd controvertial questions.....??????

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  2. Aoa sir ths is M.Ali Andaz frm bss sargodha........my question is tht we are told hre that we can write only the ref. numbers of the verses and qoutes tht we are to give as a refrence in the isl papers.......i mean previously students used to write the refrence as well as the quranic no.........is it really how it is.......? or we still hav to follow the regular method ov writin refrences?

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  3. Walaikum Salam
    as far i know there is no controversial question set in the exam.though a topic of imamat is included still it is part of every one's faith any how. further more you have very limited choice in questions.
    secondly write verse in qoutaion preferably other wise in your own words. and also give ayat no. and surah no., minimum surah name.

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  4. AOA!sir i want to ask about marking pattern of question 1,that is from passages of quran.Some teachers say that max. marks to be obtained from both parts are 1 out of 2,so we should not concentrate more on it,it that marked the same way?

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  5. Marking criteria for Quranic passages and Ahadis is little different. the examiner will check both parts i.e. (a)of passage one and (a)of passage two Question no. 1 together and award you marks out of [4].
    Secondly one can get 4 out of 4.

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  6. Thankyou sir!i am from dominican convent school....may Allah bless you for the assisstance you are providing to students online..Are we needed to follow sequence of questions?

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  7. SIR I WANTED TO ASK IS IT IMPORTANT TO WRITE Reference number with a quaranic verse or we can skip it ?

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  8. sir is it important to write reference number i am asking as i have not written the verse number in my cie papers ........ a similar case appeared in our school last year but the boy got an A* .... so is it important ?

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  9. sir can u tell me the patteren of ISLAMIAt in monthly papers of olevel

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  10. first let me knw who are u? are u directly my students? of wch class?

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  11. Respected Sir, I would be much obliged if you could clear my misconceptions regarding the Ahadith and Surah questions. I am consistently getting bad grades in these questions and my teachers are not providing adequate help. Please elaborate upon the answer pattern for this particular question,
    Thankyou

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  12. Sir I am Zainab from BSS.I wanted to ask that is it essential to give a reference with each surah?

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  13. wives of holy prophet is in paper 1 or paper 2 i would appreciate ur help! :D

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  14. aoa!!! sir i am konain aijaz studying in the city school ravi campus and i will appear first time in o level examination this year so sir i wanted to ask u that how should i prepare for my islamiat exam paper 1 surhas and ahadis... do we have to give the refrences in the main theme of the surah???

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  15. walaikum.....you can give reference in part a but it is necessary in part b of quranic passage.
    see my posting "frequently Asked questions - queanic passage"

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  16. aoa!!!sir i am samra from lahore grammar school. I am not clear about how much choice do we have in the paper. Is the referce number of the quotes enough or we have to write the whole quotations??
    Please make me clear about the shia section that we have in the CIE paper???

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  17. (in both papers)total 5 questions, you have to attempt 4 while first 2 questions are compulsory. you need to write the whole quotation. at minimum you can give reference in your own words by giving exact verse and surah no.
    shia section particularly imamat is there for every student.

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  18. sir i want the islamiat paper 1 and paper 2 of may 2011.where vil i get it

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  19. assalam o alikum sir , may i know dat from where i vil get isl p1 and p2 of may june 2011 .of olevel

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  20. sir is it really important to add references in every question?

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  21. Sir i am a student of aps hyderabad sir I wanted to know how to improve the speed of your writing..and i wanted to ask that what if i attempt all the 10 marks questions and then the 4 marks..like leaving space for them..is it okay if i do that?

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    1. I cant pick your point clearly. if you mean you leave the space first and then later fill that space with a required answer, so i shall not endorse this idea because what if the left space not enough for an answer.

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    2. Aoa Sir i would be obliged if you'd clear my misconceptions relating paper 1, I am having some problems with managing my time as i am unable to complete my paper on time i left the first question in my mock so i would like you to please give me some tips on that and sir, i wanted to know that what is the least number of quranic verses i can write in a 10 mark question.
      thankyou.

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  22. plus sir I wanted to know how much time should a student take to attempt a 10 marks question and how much words does a student need to write for ten marks questions and 4 marks question, Thankyou

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  23. Wanted to know is there is a change in the second part of the first question in paper one? I heard that from now on it will ask the candidates to relate the significance of the passages to their life and explain how they do guide Muslims?

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  24. what are the changes in the 2012 syllabus? :O

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  25. aoa sir asad my name is M Bilal i will give cie 2058 in may 2012 so i wanted to know about the pattern change no teacher in karachi is sure about it so plz tell me cuz i am confused.
    thank you.

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  26. sir i m dua ishaque from karachi studied at happy palace grammar school i want to ask that y students lose their grades

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  27. sir i m dua ishaque from karachi study at happy palace grammar school i want to ask that y students lose their grades in exams after they fully prepared

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  28. for 10 mark question my teacher told me that 15-17 minutes are enough n for 4 mark question 5-7 minutes are enough over all u have to spend 25 minutes on a 14 mark qestion

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  29. sir i have heard there is a change in paper pattern for years 2012 that instead of distinctive themes we have to right importance of the theme explained above in a muslims life

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    1. see post "Quranic passages - according to new pattern"

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  30. Aoa sir my name is amna i wanna ask u that is we left the space in any questions so is there is going to be a dediction in marks like if we do not fill the line which are given to us is there is going to be a cutting in marks

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  31. Aoa sir i wanna ask u thatis there isgoing to be

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  32. Aoa sir i wanna ask u that is there is going to be any dediction in the marks if we will not fill
    Space that is giving to us is there is going to be the cutting in marks and sir plzz ,,,. Advice
    Mehow can i perpare for my olevel islamiyad paper i am veryconfused plz help me out sir


    Thank you

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    1. Walaikum
      no negative marking is there. but don't make too many mistakes like that.

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  33. Sir,is it essential to write reference number of every quotation???

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