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A' Level Marine Science Course

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A Distance Learning Course is the ideal way to gain a qualification without having the worry of trying to fit your studies around your everyday life.  You can complete your studies in your own time and we are on hand seven days a week to help you plan your future

Course Description

This A' Level Marine Science Course will provide a coherent and stimulating introduction to the science of the marine environment. The content of the AS part of the course concentrates on the scientific study of the sea and its ecosystems, while the Cambridge International A Level part of the course concentrates on human activities that depend on the sea and have an impact on it.

The course will foster creative thinking and problem-solving skills, which are transferable to any future career path.

What makes us unique when delivering your A’ Level specification?

At Learn Now, we treat our students as individuals not numbers. Not everyone works at the same pace or needs the same level of assistance and your Tutor will ensure that you receive as much help as is required. We won’t just provide you with your course materials and leave you to get on with it; your course will be tailored to your needs. We have a resource bank full of useful aids and ideas to help you make the most of your studies and give you the best possible chance of success.

Please note that as the awarding body is CIE, the qualification will be International A' Level / AS Level Marine Science.

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.

What can you do with A' Level Marine Science

The skills you gain from A' Level Marine Science will provide a suitable foundation for the study of Marine Biology or Environmental Science or related courses in higher education. Equally it is suitable for students intending to pursue careers or further study in shipping, sheries, tourism or aquaculture, or as part of a course of general education.

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AS Level

Candidates for the Cambridge International AS Level Marine Science study the following topics:-

Scientific method
Marine ecosystems and biodiversity
Energetics of marine ecosystems
Nutrient cycles in marine ecosystems
Coral reefs and lagoons
The ocean oor and the coast
Physical and chemical oceanography

AS level consists of one 1 hour 30 minute examination providing structured questions on AS topics and one 1 hour 15 minute examination asking data-handling questions. Paper 1 covers 60% of the AS Level grade and Paper 2 covers 40% of the total AS level grade.

Full A' Level

Candidates for the Cambridge International A' Level Marine Science study the following topics:-

Scientific method
Marine ecosystems and biodiversity
Energetics of marine ecosystems
Nutrient cycles in marine ecosystems
Coral reefs and lagoons
The ocean oor and the coast
Physical and chemical oceanography
Physiology of marine primary producers
Aspects of marine animal physiology
Marine animal reproductive behaviour
Fisheries management
Human impact on marine ecosystems
Marine conservation and ecotourism
Marine biotechnology

A' Level assessment consists of two 1 hour 30 minute examinations based on structured questions and two 1 hour 15 minute examinations based on data-handling questions. All 4 papers total 100% of the overall A' Level grade.

Previous Knowledge Required

It is recommended that students should be educated to GCSE Grade C or equivalent and 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 24 months from initial registration with the full support of your Tutor.


You will have dedicated Tutor Support for 24 months. All assignments are marked by one of our professional Tutors who will offer regular feedback and guide you through your course. 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 quizzes to help you gauge your progress.

Students will be required to arrange and pay for their examinations/practicals at a CIE approved centre. We can provide an extensive list of these centres for you.

Enrolment Fees

You can enrol online today by either paying in full or taking advantage of our easy payment plan.  The first instalment will be due one month following enrolment.


Payment Method

Initial Payment

Monthly Instalment

Total Payable

Full A' Level

Pay in Full




Full A' Level

Instalment Option


£60.00 x 4 months


AS Level

Pay in Full




Please note the easy payment plan is not available to International Students.

Awarding Organisation

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.

Specification code

International A' Level Marine Science CIE: 9693

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