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Cambridge O Level Marine Science stimulates learners' interest in marine science and enhances their understanding of its relevance to society. The course develops awareness of the practices and extent of the fishing industry within a world context, and the need for sustainable development. Learners will also gain an understanding of the intricate nature of the marine environment and its ecosystem, and a sense of responsibility for the environment.
Marine resources are a major contributor to national economies and learners will develop awareness of the role of science in advancing the fisheries industry, and how the study of science is subject to social, economic, technological, ethical and cultural limitations. The course is ideal preparation for further study in subjects relating to the marine environment.
The syllabus year refers to the year in which the examination will be taken.
This syllabus is available in June 2023 administrative zone 3. Check the administrative zones for your school.
We are withdrawing Cambridge O Level Marine Science (5180). The last exam will be in November 2023. We communicated this withdrawal decision to schools in November 2019.
You may be interested in Cambridge O Level Biology (5090), Cambridge O Level Environmental Management (5014) or Cambridge IGCSE Marine Science (0697) as possible alternative qualifications.
This syllabus will be available in June 2023 in Zone 3 only, and in November 2023 in Mauritius only.
We support the work of the national education authorities in Mauritius to provide national assessments for their learners in secondary schools. Cambridge International O Level Marine Science (5180) will be available in the November exam series for schools in Mauritius only. The last examination for this subject will be November 2023.
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