With the sea just at the end of our road, King Richard III College is the perfect place to study Marine Science because Mallorca is home to a number of Nature Reserves such as the Cabrera archipelago and Dragonera.
A Level Marine Science
The AS and A Level Marine Science (syllabus 9693) includes a scientific study of the sea and its ecosystems and how human activities have an impact on the marine environment.
The teacher of Marine Science is an experience marine biologist and diver and students who take the course are taken on SCUBA adventures as part of their field work.
Students will learn about marine life, productivity in the ocean and relationships between organisms.
Marine Science provides 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 A2 part of the course concentrates on human activities that depend on the sea and have an impact on it.
During the first year of the Marine Science course, students concentrate on the scientific study of the sea and its ecosystems:
1 Scientific method
2 Marine ecosystems and biodiversity
3 Energetics of marine ecosystems
4 Nutrient cycles in marine ecosystems
5 Coral reefs and lagoons
6 The ocean floor and the coast
7 Physical and chemical oceanography
The A2 part of the course concentrates on human activities that depend on the sea and have an impact on it:
8 Physiology of marine primary producers
9 Aspects of marine animal physiology
10 Marine animal reproductive behaviour
11 Fisheries management
13 Human impact on marine ecosystems
14 Marine conservation and ecotourism
15 Marine biotechnology