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    We are in easy reach from various methods of transport:


    Bus
    94, 237, 266. 207, 260, 283, 228


    Underground
    Goldhawk Road (Hammersmith and City Line), Ravenscourt Park (District Line)


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    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
    London
    W12 9JD


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Science

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7 – 11 Science

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)

GCSE

Exam Board: AQA

Qualification: Combined Science (Double Award); or 3 Single Sciences: GCSE Biology, GCSE Chemistry, and GCSE Physics

Assessment breakdown:

Each GCSE: Two terminal examinations, 1 hour 45 minutes in length

@hascience1

We aim to foster students’ curiosity about how the Universe works, so that they enjoy science, succeed in science, and understand how science affects them.

Some scientific topics are taught because they are intrinsically interesting and contribute to the body of general knowledge that all adults should have about the world around them, something often referred to as ‘cultural capital’.

Some scientific topics are taught because they contribute to an understanding of how science is carried out in the real world, and how that affects individuals and society. This ensures that, even if our students decide not to pursue further education in science, they will be equipped to act as active citizens when considering the relationship between science and society.

We teach science with the over-arching aim that our Hammersmith students can go on to study science at a higher level if they choose to do so.

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