Interested in Oceanography? Marine Sciences could be the subject for you

accreditation
0:00
play article
Subscribers can listen to this article
The course promises to expand your love for and interest in studying the ocean and equip you for whichever path you may choose to follow next.
The course promises to expand your love for and interest in studying the ocean and equip you for whichever path you may choose to follow next.
  • Marine Sciences is now offered as a High School subject from Grades 10 to 12. 
  • The syllabus covers a vast range of topics, primarily focusing on the four strands of Marine Sciences, namely: Oceanography, Marine Biology, Ocean Ecology and Humans and the Ocean.
  • The course promises to not only expand your love for and interest in studying the ocean, but also to equip you for whichever path you may choose to follow next. 


Are you fascinated by the ocean, its intricate ecosystems and living organisms, and would you like to learn more about the source that covers 71% of our planet’s surface? 

Are you considering following an ocean-related career, or simply keen to gain a better understanding of the ocean in order to educate others about society’s impact on the sea? 

You will be pleased to hear that Marine Sciences is now offered as a High School subject from Grades 10 to 12. 

It is presented by the Two Oceans Education Foundation and adult learners are also able to enrol, as the classes are presented virtually in the afternoon.

The syllabus covers a vast range of topics, primarily focusing on the four strands of Marine Sciences, namely: Oceanography, Marine Biology, Ocean Ecology and Humans and the Ocean.

Oceanography, or the Science of the Ocean, covers everything from the seafloor, waves, tides and currents to the chemistry of water as well as how the ocean is connected to the weather. 

Marine Biology studies the living organisms of the ocean, while Ecology investigates ecosystems such as kelp forests, rocky shores and sandy beaches.

Humans and the Ocean takes a look at how human activities and practices affect the ocean. 

Also see: Five reasons why the Two Oceans Aquarium should be on every family's bucket list

'There is no better time'

During your studies, you will learn the necessary skills to evaluate data in order to understand Marine Sciences content correctly. 

You will also be taught the necessary science process skills needed to ultimately gain an understanding of science's role in society. 

The course promises to not only expand your love for and interest in studying the ocean, but also to equip you for whichever path you may choose to follow next. 

Although this course will lay a sound educational foundation, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry are still prerequisite High School subjects, should you wish to further your Marine Sciences studies on the tertiary level. 

There is no better time to make use of this exciting opportunity. 

You can apply for Grade 10 Marine Sciences by emailing education@aquariumfoundation.org.za

Do not miss out on this chance to learn more about our wonderful ocean.  

Chatback:

Share your stories and questions with us via email at chatback@parent24.com. Anonymous contributions are welcome.

Don't miss a story!

For a weekly wrap of our latest parenting news and advice sign up to our free Friday Parent24 newsletter.

Follow us, and chat, on Facebook and Twitter.

We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For 14 free days, you can have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today. Thereafter you will be billed R75 per month. You can cancel anytime and if you cancel within 14 days you won't be billed. 
Subscribe to News24
Voting Booth
Zama zama crackdown: What are your thoughts on West Village residents taking the law into their own hands?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Authorities should bring in the army already
18% - 142 votes
Illegal miners can't be scapegoated for all crime
8% - 61 votes
What else did we expect without no proper policing
67% - 524 votes
Vigilante groups are also part of the problem
7% - 54 votes
Vote
Rand - Dollar
16.63
+0.9%
Rand - Pound
20.09
+0.8%
Rand - Euro
16.97
+0.7%
Rand - Aus dollar
11.62
-0.2%
Rand - Yen
0.12
+0.6%
Gold
1,787.92
+0.7%
Silver
20.66
+3.9%
Palladium
2,255.50
+5.9%
Platinum
946.50
+1.0%
Brent-ruolie
94.92
+0.8%
Top 40
63,771
+1.0%
All Share
70,266
+1.1%
Resource 10
65,045
+1.6%
Industrial 25
85,829
+1.1%
Financial 15
15,741
+0.4%
All JSE data delayed by at least 15 minutes Iress logo
Editorial feedback and complaints

Contact the public editor with feedback for our journalists, complaints, queries or suggestions about articles on News24.

LEARN MORE