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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





7-11 Art

Asking ‘what do you like about art?’ is like asking ‘what do you like about life?’

Ms Holland (Head of Art)


Art is an amazing thing to study because it gives you a whole set of visual language skills that are crucial to the world we live in. Humans have always been driven by visual stimulus and now more so than ever. It is the way we absorb and make sense of everything. To be able to understand and unpick the world, and to dive into the semiotics of it, you need visual language skills.

We start by focusing on the core technical skills – drawing, painting and 3D sculpting. Then we apply those core skills to a contextual setting – moving from theory to real and tangible life as the students experience it. At GCSE level and beyond we push them to develop and pursue their own area of interests and their own personal styles to find out what kind of expression their minds are capable of.





Exam Board: EDEXCEL

Qualification: GCSE Art & Design

Assessment breakdown:

  • Coursework: 60%
  • Controlled Assessments: 40%


Skills Gained

  • Apply a creative approach to problem solving
  • Consider and develop original ideas from initiation to realisation
  • Analyse critically their own work and the work of others
  • Express individual thoughts and choices confidently
  • Take risks, experiment and learn from mistakes


Supporting Trips

  • Saatchi Gallery
  • Tate Modern Gallery


Potential Careers and Courses

  • Fashion Design
  • Textile Design
  • Interior Design
  • Photography
  • Fine Art
  • Illustration
  • Animation
  • Event design
  • 3D special Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Jewellery Design
  • Film Making
  • Makeup
  • Theatre design
  • Architecture
  • Art Therapy