Music

DEPARTMENT STAFF

Subject Leader:   Mr T. Kwan
Subject Teacher: Ms J. Dudzik

Aims: 

The Music department aims to promote Music both within the classroom, the school and the wider community.  We aspire to create an environment that encourages curiosity, interest and a love of learning music, which stimulates and develops an appreciation and enjoyment through performance, composition and listening.  It is important that all students have equal opportunity to develop their particular talent, which should then lead on to experiencing success and enjoyment in the subject.   

Curriculum information by each year group.

                Year 7               Year 8                Year 9
Music for performance Blues music Reggae music
Understanding notation Folk music Jazz music
Instruments of the orchestra Dance music The history of pop music
Independent performance Baroque music Contemporary song writing
  Classical music Musical theatre
  Independent performance Independent performance

GCSE

Students follow the AQA GCSE music specification, looking how the areas of study are used in the different strands of Western Classical Music, Popular Music and World Music.  The areas of study are:

  • Rhythm & Metre

  • Harmony & Tonality

  • Texture & Melody

  • Timbre & Dynamics

  • Structure & Form

More information is available here

 

Extra-Curricular

 

Gospel Choir runs on Monday after school from 3.30-5.15pm at the Lower Site and all students are invited to join.  Over the recent years the Gospel Choir has gone from strength to strength and have won the Mayor of Enfield's Choral Award three times now. The choir also have a working relationship with Barclays in Canary Wharf and each year we support their Christmas Fundraising and sing in Canary Wharf shopping centre. Follow our Gospel Choir and listen to some of their performances here

Mass Choir runs on an ad hoc basis and there are many opportunities for performance throughout the year in music, be it a lunchtime/after school concerts, Masses or external opportunities.

Insturmental lessons are provided by Eniefld Music Service.  Please see their website for more information.  http://www.enfield.gov.uk/music