After receiving some emails from 13 to 16 year olds who want advice on what they need to do to find a career in marine biology, I decided to start a page for this purpose. Please note: This information is aimed at students in the UK.
There is really no need to be concerned, most people do not know so specifically what they want to do at that stage, and simply knowing you want to study science, or even more specifically biological science is enough.
Most Universities offering Marine Biology degrees are looking for at least 2 Science A' Levels with good grades, though it must be noticed that this subject is of increasing popularity and entry requirements may change. If you thinking of marine biology in particular - A' Level Biology is quite important!
I took GCSE Biology, Chemistry (amongst 7 others) and after school I did A' Level Biology and Chemistry, (along with Psychology which was useless!), I also studied GCSE Physics which I had not taken at school due to restrictions.
After A' Levels, I took a gap year and managed to secure a deferred place at University, where I had an offer of entry if I got a B in biology and C in Chemistry (which I did).
Marine Conservation Society which organises beach cleans, fundraisers etc. There is a section on voluntary organisations on this website (though there is not a great deal on there for this age group).
So that should help some of you out, some more information shall hopefully be added with time.
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