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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



Product Design


Product Design

The subject is taught in state-of-the-art multi material workshops and design studios complete with industry standard facilities.

All students will be encouraged to explore ideas of originality and value, to question, challenge and to envisage what could be. Students will develop a range of skills and outcomes for their A Level and this must demonstrate their creativity. These skills should all be evident in a coherent and creative design portfolio.

The Product Design course has been designed to encourage students to take a broad view of product design. The course is a linear course and consist of three units;

  • Non Examined Assessment, worth 50%
  • Examination (2 papers sat June of Year 13), worth 50%

Good design and engineering is vital to our world and economy and it is important that the next generation of designers / engineers are enthused with a passion for creating an innovative and sustainable future.

Exam Board: AQA

Entry Requirements:Eight or more GCSE’s Grades 9-4 including a minimum grade 6 in Design and Technology GCSE or equivalent.

Skills Gained

  • Advanced Workshop Skills
  • Technical Drawing
  • Computer Design and Communication
  • Analysis & Evaluation
  • Understanding of industrial processes
  • Innovation & Creativity

Supporting Trips

  • STEM (Science, Technology. Engineering, Mathematics) Fair
  • Industrial workshop

Possible Careers

  • Architecture & Construction
  • Project Management
  • Graphic Design
  • Product Design
  • Set Design
  • Engineering