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    We are in easy reach from various methods of transport:

    94, 237, 266. 207, 260, 283, 228

    Goldhawk Road (Hammersmith and City Line), Ravenscourt Park (District Line)

    Limited parking is available at Hammersmith Academy. Visitors are encouraged to travel via public transport.

    Should you choose to travel by car please be advised that on street parking is available at a cost of £1.10 per half hour (as of April 2013) chargeable between the hours of 9.00am to 5.00pm (Mon-Fri).

    Hammersmith Academy
    25 Cathnor Road
    W12 9JD

    t: 020 8222 6000
    f: 0208 222 6728





7 – 11 Mathematics

Maths lends form, shape and understanding to the world around us. There could be no scientific study without maths, no building or architecture, no computing, no sporting events, geographical study or historical analysis. Everything comes down to Maths.

Ms Sothinathan (Head of Mathematics)


Exam Board: Edexcel

Qualification: 1 GCSE

Assessment breakdown:

Examination: 100%.


Maths can be applied to all other subjects, there are so many applications. It is also one of the most applicable subjects to real life, you can’t really do anything without maths. Maths is the reason all our amazing technological advancements are possible. And maths can be fun! It provides infinite challenging problems that are incredibly satisfying to solve. It is a joy watching our students overcome their own barriers. It’s a great subject!

Recent successes by the Maths Department

HA Maths entered Year 9 and 10 students into the UKMT Maths Challenge before Easter. All received bronze and silver awards apart from two students who received gold! One was placed in the top 1000 in the country. As a result he went into the UKMT Olympiad, where he received a merit – putting him in the top 500.



Maths jokes:

Two men were stood outside a bar, when one started shouting ‘1, 4, 9, 16’. The other shouted back ’25,36,49!’ The doorman got on the radio and said ‘I need some help here, I’ve got 2 guys here squaring up’.

Have you heard about the mathematical plant?
It has square roots.

The broad areas of study are:

  • Number: Including the ability to use a range of methods of computation and to use a calculator
  • Algebra: The expression of relationships, their algebraic manipulation and the use of algebra to solve problems
  • Shape, Space and Measures: Exploration of shape and space through drawing, theoretical and practical work, e.g. area, volume, angles etc.
  • Handling Data: Use of statistical methods, the representation of data and problems involving probability
  • Using and Applying Maths (Functional Skills)
  • Through practical problem solving and mathematical investigations
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Using relationships between length, area, volume and other quantities such as currency to solve problems in a real life context