This A Level Marine Science Distance Learning Online Course is ideal for anyone wishing to gain a knowledge and understanding of this subject or for anyone who wishes to study at a higher level at University and gain UCAS points. You will also find this course extremely valuable if you are looking for a progression route for further training whilst employed.
Students use Cambridge International AS & A Levels to gain places at leading universities worldwide including the UK, Ireland, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India, Singapore, Egypt, Jordan, South Africa, the Netherlands, Germany and Spain.
A Level Course
Paper 1, 1 hour 30 minutes, 30% of the total A’ Level
Paper 2, 1 hour 15 minutes, 20% of the total A’ Level
Paper 3, 1 hour 30 minutes, 30% of the total A’ Level
Paper 4, 1 hour 15 minutes, 20% of the total A’ Level
If you would prefer to study the AS Level Computer Science course, please contact us for further information.
The course will be delivered online including Tutor Support for two years. All assignments are marked by one of our professional Tutors who will offer regular feedback and guide you through your course. Postal assignments cannot be accepted without prior permission from the tutor and you must have access to email in order to contact your Tutor.
You will be provided with the telephone number for your dedicated Student Support Team who will be available for any other queries that you may have whilst completing your course. You can be assured that you will receive unlimited support for your home study course, so there is no need to struggle or feel isolated during your studies.
The course contains a number of assignments which your tutor will mark and give you valuable feedback on. You will also have access to a range of online resources.
Students will be required to arrange and pay for their examinations at an approved centre when an examination forms part of the course. We can provide an extensive list of these centres for you.
This course covers the full CIE A Level Marine Science specification.
Marine ecosystems and biodiversity
Energetics of marine ecosystems
Nutrient cycles in marine ecosystems
Coral reefs and lagoons
The ocean floor and the coast
Physical and chemical oceanography
Physiology of marine primary producers
Aspects of marine animal physiology
Marine animal reproductive behaviour
Human impact on marine ecosystems
Marine conservation and ecotourism
The subject content of the syllabus is divided into 15 sections:
sections 1–7 are to be studied by AS candidates
sections 8–15 contain additional material to be studied by Cambridge International A Level candidates.
The content of the AS level course concentrates on the scientific study of the sea and its ecosystems.
The A2 part of the course concentrates on human activities that depend on the sea and have an impact on it.
Q & A
Will I require any previous knowledge to start this course?
You do not need any prior learning knowledge or experience to take this course. This course is openly available to anyone who wishes to take part in a highly rewarding home study course, although you would be expected to have a reasonable standard of literacy. You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 2 years from initial registration with the full support of your Tutor.
What is included with this course?
In-depth study materials covering the full specification
Two years tutor support
Assignment marking and feedback
Will I need to purchase any books?
You will not need to purchase any books as we cover the full specification.
Are there any additional costs?
Students will be required to arrange and pay for their examinations at an approved centre. We can provide an extensive list of these centres for you.
I live overseas, would I be able to take this course?
Yes, this course is available to international students, however if there is an examination at the end of the course, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org in order that we can advise you further.
Do I have to pay for delivery?
For paper-based courses, delivery is free to the UK. A delivery fee will be payable for paper-based courses sent outside the UK. Please click here for delivery information.
How many hours should I allow for this course?
We recommend that you are able to dedicate between 300 and 350 hours’ study time, plus additional time for completing assignments.
Can I complete this course sooner if I wish to?
Yes, you can work at your own pace to complete this course.
Will I gain UCAS points?
Yes you will gain UCAS points and these depend on your final grade once you have completed your exams. A UCAS points table can be found by clicking here.
What is the course title and code for this qualification?
International A Level in Marine Science (9693).
CIE – Cambridge International Examinations
Cambridge International Examinations is the world’s largest provider of international education programmes and their qualifications are taken in over 160 countries and recognised by universities, education providers and employers across the world.
Course fees for payment in full include:
Course materials which will cover the full CIE specification.
Assessment and feedback on all assignments.
Access to your personal Tutors via our online portal.
Access to a range of online resources.
Free Notebook and Pen.
Access to the NUS student card.
Help with UCAS application if attending University.
Tutor references once a satisfactory amount of work has been completed.
Free CV writing service on completion of course.
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