Advanced level marine Science is a Cambridge exam board lnternationally recognised examination. The course is usually done in 18-24 months at the same time as other subjects. The course taught by TRACC is done as a single subject, is very intensive and is completed in 12 weeks. The exam is at a fixed time each year and is set and examined by Cambridge. –>Back to Advanced level course schedule<–
The relationship between hypothesis, experiment and theory in science.
Uncertainty in experimental results.
Marine ecosystems and biodiversity
The relationships between organisms within ecosystems.
The connection between environment, biodiversity and ecological niches.
Energetics of marine ecosystems
Photosynthesis and chemosynthesis as means of energy capture.
Productivity and energy flow along food chains.
Nutrient cycles in marine ecosystems
Inputs and outputs to the reservoir of dissolved nutrients.
The biological uses of nutrients.
Nutrient availability and productivity.
Coral reefs and lagoons
The Darwin-Dana-Daly theory of atoll formation.
The protective role of reefs, and the causes and effects of reef erosion.
Reconstructing the history of reefs.
The ocean floor and the coast
Tectonic processes and the ocean basin.
The littoral zone
Physical and chemical oceanography
Factors affecting the chemical composition of seawater.
Layering and mixing in the oceans.
El Niño, monsoon winds and tropical cyclones
Physiology of marine primary producers
The relationship between habitat and the distribution of primary producers.
Factors affecting the rate of photosynthesis.
Aspects of marine animal physiology
Gaseous exchange and transport systems.
Marine animal reproductive behaviour
Life cycles of marine animals.
The need for sustainable fisheries.
Monitoring of fish stocks.
Methods of stock management and the enforcement of restrictions.
Methods of rehabilitating depleted stocks.
Processes for intensive and extensive aquaculture.
The requirements and impacts of aquaculture.
Human impact on marine ecosystems
Ecological impacts of industrial activities.
The accumulation of toxins in food chains.
Global warming and its impact.
The ecological effects of shipwrecks.
Marine conservation and ecotourism
Genes, promoters and phenotypes.
Advantages and dangers of genetic engineering
Equipment & techniques for marine study
marking & tagging
Mathmatics for scientific study
graphs, symbols, powers,
percent, ratio, Standard deviation, area & volume
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