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A Level Marine Science Online Course CAIE

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A Level Online in Marine Science CAIE

A Level Marine Science Online Course CAIE

Start Date

Enrolment Fee



PayPal Acceptance Mark


2 years


56 points


A Level

Fast Track


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 can I do with an A level in Marine Science?

The skills you gain from the Advanced Level in 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 Fisheries, Shipping, Tourism or Aquaculture, or as part of a course of general education.

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.


The Full A Level Marine Science course has nine modules you will need to cover which is split into IAS and IA2.  The IAS Level has five modules and all of these are listed below.

Awarding Body: Cambridge

Specification Code: 9693

IAS Modules

  • 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

IA2 Modules

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


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 qualification. 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

Paper 1Paper 1Paper 1Exam Paper 4A Level Qualification

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

Paper 1 Paper 1IAS Exams

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.

A Level Marine Science Online Course Outcome

On successful completion of all your exams, you will be awarded one of the following qualifications:

International A Level in Marine Science with CAIE | International AS Level in Marine Science with CAIE

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Enrolment Fees

Our Enrolment fee for this course is noted at the top of this page where you can enrol directly onto the course.  This fee includes access to your course including tutor support for 2 years.

Our enrolment fee includes:

  • All study materials covering the full specification.
  • Full support where you can also message your tutor as many times as you need to.
  • Access to our online Library with a full range of eBooks.
  • Help completing university applications including UCAS and The Common Application.
  • Reference and predicted grade for University.
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • Marked and graded practise examination papers
  • Eligibility for a Totum Card if you reside within the UK
  • Fast Track A Level if required and flexible learning from home 24/7.

The only other fee you will need to pay is for your exams which is due approximately six months prior and this will be paid directly to the exam centre.


You can enrol online right now by Card or PayPal (Visa, Mastercard, Maestro and American Express). Alternatively, we also accept BACS transfer or we can send you a payment link.

Your A Level course will be online.  You will access it via our online portal.  

With our courses, we have learners from all over the world enrolled.  Therefore, if we restricted your learning to certain times, not everyone would be available.  All our courses are accessible 24/7 via our online secure portal.  Any videos on your portal would be pre-recorded meaning you can work through your course at your own pace.

By opting for our International A Level, you can study the course from anywhere and exam centres are located all over the world.  With our UK A Levels (AQA), you can study them from outside of the UK, however you would need to sit the actual exams for these within the UK.

You will be provided with eBooks for this course. If you want to purchase physical books in addition, then we can provide you with the book ISBN numbers.

The Guided learning hours for A Levels are as follows:-

AS Level: 180 hours

A Level:  360 hours

These figures are for guidance only. The number of hours needed to gain the qualification may vary depending on your previous experience of the subject.

Yes you will gain UCAS points and these depend on your final grade once you have completed your exams. 

If you are referring to A Levels at college then yes!

You will sit the same exam as thousands of students across the world in an exam centre, and achieve the same qualification as everyone else.

Provided you have completed enough work on the course within a reasonable amount of time, we will be able to provide a predicted grade / reference for university. 

Please provide at least 3 months notice for this, otherwise this will incur a small fee.

We want exams to be as competitively priced for our learners as possible and therefore that is why we direct them to the examination centres rather than charge upfront fees.