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Physics A Level at Beverley High School

Course description

There is a great emphasis on continual assessment of practical work. It provides an exciting challenge for students interested in finding out about the world around us.

There is some mathematical work in the A-Level course. This is covered as part of the A-Level teaching.

Course content

During the A-Level course you will complete the following units:

Particles and radiation

Waves and optics

Materials and Mechanics


The units are:

Further mechanics and thermal physics


Nuclear physics

The choice of an optional topic from: - Astrophysics, Medical Physics, Engineering Physics, Turning points in Physics, and Electronics.


Entry requirements

Entry on to the A2 level depends on the successful completion of the AS course.

The study of mathematics is NOT a pre-requisite of this course.


There is a continual assessment of the practical work.

Future opportunities


Physicists have many of the transferable skills that are highly valued by employers. They are analytical and creative and are experts at problem solving. The following are examples of jobs that people with A level Physics do: careers in medicine and health care, veterinary medicine, product design, architecture, computer industry (including computer games design), meteorology, environmental conservation and engineering (mechanical, aeronautical, civil etc)

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Beverley High School directly.

Last updated date: 23 August 2016

Key information


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    • Beverley High School is a Group 6, five-form entry girls' comprehensive within the East Riding of Yorkshire. 816 girls are currently on roll including 120 girls in the Sixth Form. The School, founded in 1908, has developed since 1973 from a grammar school into a fully comprehensive 11-18 establishment. The school celebrated its 100th anniversary in September 2008.

      Beverley High School is long established with an excellent record and considerable achievements in academic work, music, drama, art and sport. We are particularly concerned to develop each girl's good qualities to the full. The school has a long tradition of successful education and enjoys a high reputation within the community, both at local and county level. The school features in the “Good Schools’ Guide”.

      Subject departments are housed in purpose-built rooms set amidst fine grounds. We have a dedicated Library and Sixth Form Block. A Sports Hall was opened in September 2006 and an Art/Technology Centre opened in September 2008.