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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 Geography

Geography is about the past, the present and the future. It provides perspective and helps us to connect with the world around us.

Mr O’Brian (Head of Geography)



Exam Board: AQA

Qualification: GCSE Geography

Assessment: 100% Exam.


Geography is the study of our planet and the human interactions that shape it. Geography draws on many different areas and is shaped by physical, environmental, social, economic and political processes.

Geography investigates all places at all scales, from the local to the global, and investigates issues from, various fields. In times of constant change, Geography is the subject that can explain the past, present and future of our planet and gives us the answers to many of the questions our global society faces today.

The GCSE course focuses on 8 key areas:

  • Hazards
  • Ecosystems
  • Rivers and coasts
  • Urban issues and challenges
  • Economic development
  • Resource management
  • Issue evaluation
  • Fieldwork

Skills Gained

  • Ability to describe patterns from maps, graphs, tables and geospatial data
  • Ability to explain the physical processes that create ecosystems, hazards, rivers and coasts
  • Ability to explain the challenges that modern cities face
  • Ability to explain how countries develop and how varying levels of wealth affect countries around the globe
  • Ability to evaluate urban and coastal environments through fieldwork study
  • Ability to answer challenging questions and make evidence-based judgements about the modern world

Supporting Trips

  • Coasts trip to Sussex
  • Urban regeneration trip to Stratford, London

Potential Careers

  • Politics
  • Journalism
  • Business
  • Finance
  • Advertising
  • Marketing
  • Teaching
  • Consultancy