The Islamic way of life is pure and wholesome. It builds self-discipline and self-control through regular prayer and fasting and it frees us from superstition and all sorts of racial, ethnic and national prejudices. By accepting to live a God-conscious life and realising that the only thing that distinguishes people in the sight of God is their consciousness of Him, a person's true human dignity is realised.
Students follow the Ministry of Education syllabus in all year groups (learning Islam 1, 2 & 3). However, students in the Middle School have the option to study for a GCSE in Islam.
Course Outline at Key Stage 3
Students learn different acts of worship, different Prayers, Zakah (purifying dues) and Sadaaqah (charity), the importance and different ways of memorising the Holy Quran. Students also study about Prophet Musa’s life story and learn lessons from it. Students also understand some important Islamic manners and morals which should be practised in life.
History is one of the key features of Islamic Education and students will learn about people, places and events that happened to the prophet Muhammad as well as his companions and family members.
Course Outline at Key Stage 4
Students will have the opportunity to choose GCSE Islam or to keep on following the Ministry of Education’s syllabus. With the second choice, they will learn the life stories of four Prophets, life after death, types of charity in Islam, Allah is The Giver of wealth, Islamic morals and historical period of Opening Makkah and the Battle of Hunayn. Understanding the verses of Qur’an studies is important alongside the recitation skills.
The GCSE Religious Studies (Islam) course follows the Edexcel specification, where students will study Islam (Units 4 and 11).
Unit 4 is called Religion and Life Based on a Study of Islam and there are four sections which cover: believing in Allah; matters of life and death; marriage and the family and religion and community cohesion.
Unit 11 develops the ideas of Unit 4 further; there are four sections covering: beliefs and values; community and tradition; worship and celebration and living the Muslim life.
No coursework is requires so students will sit the two papers at the end of Year 11. For further information about the course, follow the link to:
Course Outline at Key Stage 5
Students will continue to follow Ministry of Education syllabus of 'Learning Islam' in Year 12. They will increase their knowledge of Prophet Muhammad’s last stages of life, the relevant major books of Hadith (Prophet’s sayings), matters of haram and Halal, and the morals of being thankful to God and others. They will also understand that learning from patience as one of the best qualities to have. Quran Recitation will always be practised through the topics covered.