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    Finding Us

    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



Applied Science BTEC


Applied Science BTEC

The BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Applied Science is for students seeking an A-level standard science qualification who are interested in learning about the applied science sector alongside other fields of study, with a view to progressing to a wide range of higher education courses. Over 95% of universities (including Russell Group) and a wide range of employers value BTEC qualifications. This two-year course leads to a qualification equivalent in weight to one A Level. It consists of four units, two of which are externally assessed (exams), and two internally assessed (coursework).

Students will study across all three sciences: biology, chemistry, and physics covering topics including: how the structure, bonding, and properties of substances relate to their uses; structure and function of cells and the tissue they make up; the energy content of fuels; movement and behaviour of molecules including enzymes; electrical circuits; electromagnetic waves and communication; various practical techniques and uses of scientific instruments; amongst many other fascinating areas of cutting edge science.

Exam Board: Pearson

Entry Requirements: Eight or more GCSEs at grades 9-4 including a minimum grade 5 in GCSE Biology, Chemistry, and Physics, or 5.5 in GCSE Combined Science; grade 6 in GCSE Mathematics; and grade 5 in GCSE English.

Skills Gained

  • Plan, carry out, analyse, and evaluate scientific investigations
  • Critically evaluate evidence from scientific sources
  • Apply mathematical and problem-solving skills to scientific context
  • View the world with a sceptical eye
  • Use technical skills and language to explain complex ideas

Potential Careers

A qualification in Applied Science can lead to many degree level science courses* including:

  • Psychology
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Biological or Biomedical sciences
  • Healthcare professions (for example nursing, midwifery, physiotherapy, but not Medicine or Dentistry)
  • Food science and more.

*when combined with appropriate A-level subjects.