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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





A Level Physics

Science stretches the limits of my imagination and creative thought, allowing me to appreciate the world around me, from the seemingly mundane to the astonishingly grand.

Dr Kirwan (Teacher of Science)

Physics is the study of how our universe works, its rules and mechanics, and the scientific techniques which lie behind great discoveries.

This specification has been developed for students who wish to continue with a study of Physics after GCSE. The course will prepare students to progress into higher education, to follow courses in physics, engineering, one of the other sciences or related subjects, or to enter employment where a knowledge of physics would be useful.

While the teaching of practical skills may be integrated with the theoretical topics, they are assessed separately.

Exam Board: OCR

Entry Requirements: Eight or more GCSEs at grades 9-4 including a minimum grade 6 at GCSE for the subject you wish to study at A Level or 6/6 in GCSE Combined Science, grade 7 in GCSE Mathematics, and grade 6 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 contexts
  • View the world with a sceptical eye
  • Use technical skills and language to explain complex ideas

Potential Careers

  • Medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Education
  • Law
  • Research
  • Engineering
  • Pharmacy