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Cambridge IGCSE Marine Science stimulates learners' interest in science of the marine world and enhances their understanding of its relevance to society. The syllabus:
The syllabus year refers to the year in which the examination will be taken.
For the first time, this course will be available to all our schools worldwide. We have updated this syllabus to make it appropriate for learners around the world, providing a coherent introduction to marine science. The new syllabus is clearer and more consistent with our wider Cambridge IGCSE science suite to support teachers who are teaching more than one science syllabus and help students to have a coherent experience in their science learning.
To support teachers and learners, we have:
The updated syllabus is for examination from June 2024 onwards. Examinations are available in June and November.
Please see the 2024-2026 syllabus above for full details.
We are developing a comprehensive range of resources to help teachers deliver this updated syllabus.
We aim to provide a scheme of work and other relevant classroom resources. Example Candidate Responses will be available following the first examination in 2024. Visit the School Support Hub from June 2022 onwards for details.
Cambridge IGCSE Marine Science syllabus (First edition) (Cambridge University Press)
This resource offers full syllabus coverage. Activities and questions help to solidify knowledge, whilst practical exercises ensure that students have frequent opportunities to apply what they have learned. A digital coursebook is also available.
Read more on the Cambridge University Press website
Find out more about our competition for Cambridge IGCSE students aged 14-16.
For some subjects, the syllabus states that Grade Descriptions will be made available after first assessment in 2020, 2021 or 2022.
Publication of grade descriptions was paused in response to the Covid-19 pandemic and the temporary changes to the grading standard that have been in place for 2020, 2021 and 2022. We are currently working on producing these grade descriptions. This work will make sure that grade descriptions reflect examination outcomes appropriately and are based on the more stable grading standard that we expect to have in place for June 2023 onwards.
From 2020, we have made some changes to the wording and layout of the front covers of our question papers to reflect the new Cambridge International branding and to make instructions clearer for candidates - learn more.
We provide a wide range of support so that teachers can give their learners the best possible preparation for Cambridge programmes and qualifications. For teachers at registered Cambridge schools, support materials for specific syllabuses are available from the School Support Hub (username and password required).
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