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A' Level Marine Science Course

A' Level Marine Science Course

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UCAS points UCAS points: Yes

Hours to complete Hours required: 360

Support Support: 2 years

Course Format Course format: Online

Course Information

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.

Calculatue UCAS points

Modules AS Level

  • Particle theory and bonding
  • Solubility in water
  • Density and pressure
  • Tectonic processes
  • Weathering, erosion and sedimentation
  • Tides and ocean currents
  • Interactions
  • Feeding relationships
  • Nutrient cycles
  • The classification of marine organisms
  • Key groups of marine organisms
  • Biodiversity
  • Populations and sampling techniques
  • The open ocean
  • The tropical coral reef
  • The rocky shore
  • The sandy shore
  • The mangrove forest

Modules A Level

Learners for the Cambridge International A' Level Marine Science study BOTH A Level (below) and AS Level topics (above):-

  • General cell structure
  • Movement of substances
  • Gas exchange
  • Osmoregulation
  • Photosynthesis
  • Chemosynthesis
  • Respiration
  • Life cycles
  • Sustainable fisheries
  • Marine aquaculture
  • Ecological impacts of human activities
  • Global warming and its impact
  • Ocean acidification
  • Conservation of marine ecosystems

Previous Knowledge Required

There are no previous entry requirements for this course, however students are 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 24 months from initial registration with the full support of your Tutor.


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

A Level Exams
There are four exams for the full A Level qualificaiton. The length of each exam is as follows:

Paper 1 - 1 hour 45 min
Paper 2 - 1 hour 45 min
Paper 3 - 1 hour 45 min
Paper 4 - 1 hour 45 min

AS Level Exams
There are two exams for the AS Level qualification. The length of each exam is as follows:

Paper 1 - 1 hour 45 min
Paper 2 - 1 hour 45 min

For Cambridge International AS & A Level Marine Science, learners can:

take Papers 1 and 2 only (for the Cambridge International AS Level qualification) or

follow a staged assessment route by taking Papers 1 and 2 (for the Cambridge International AS Level qualification) in one series, then Papers 3 and 4 (for the Cambridge International A Level qualification) in a later series or

take Papers 1, 2, 3 and 4 in the same examination series, leading to the full Cambridge International A Level.

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.


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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

CAIE - Cambridge Assessment International Education

Cambridge Assessment International Education 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

AS and A Level Marine Science CAIE: 9693


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.

Before you start your tutor will contact you to welcome you and, if you’re new to Learn Now, help you understand what study will be like. They’ll also clarify how and when they can be contacted, and how quickly they will respond to you.

Once you’ve started your tutor will mark and provide feedback on your assignments and support your progress throughout the course.

There is no coursework or practical involved with this course. Your final grade will be based on exams only. This qualification is 100% exam based.

With our A Level courses you receive support and access for up to two years. You can however complete the course much sooner if you wish to. You will need to check the exam dates for your A Level subject and the number of guided learning hours to ensure that you can achieve your goals.

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