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The syllabus is designed to teach learners about sustainable development in a world where the security of resources and life-sustaining systems is endangered by human impact. It is wide-ranging in scope, topical in coverage and targeted on the important skills young people need for life.
Learners gain an understanding of how the natural system works and how people use natural resources; they then investigate the impact of human development on the environment and learn how the environment can be managed sustainably in the future, from a local as well as a global perspective.
We are withdrawing Cambridge O Level Environmental Management (5014) from the November exam series. The last November exam series will be in 2023. From 2024, we will only offer this syllabus in the June exam series. We communicated this series withdrawal decision to schools in June 2021.
The syllabus year refers to the year in which the examination will be taken.
For some subjects, the syllabus states that Grade Descriptions will be made available after first assessment in 2020 or 2021.
Publication of grade descriptions for these syllabuses has been delayed. This is to make sure that grade descriptions reflect examination outcomes appropriately and are based on the full range of candidate performance after the 2020 and 2021 series.
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