Music

DEPARTMENT STAFF

Subject Leader:   Mrs. S Fernando
Subject Teacher: Mr. N. Kovacevic

Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.
Plato

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.   

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

Music Programme with Restore The Music UK - September 2021

We were awarded a substantial grant from Restore the Music UK, a charity dedicated to improving the music provision in state schools. This funding has allowed us to purchase a large number of new instruments and equipment that will transform the music curriculum at KS3.

Students can look forward to trying their hand at guitar, bass and drums, forming bands and rehearsing together in and out of lessons. Both music classrooms will be set up with new and high quality instruments and equipment. Look out for more extracurricular and performing opportunities next year as the Music department has big plans! We are very grateful to Restore the Music UK for choosing us to receive this life changing grant. 

View Restore The Music's Twitter Account: @RTMusicUK


Curriculum information by each year group.

                Year 7               Year 8                Year 9
Elements of Music Blues Pop Song Performance
Keyboard Skills Programme Music Song Writing
Gamelan Minimalism The Classical Era
Ukelele Indian Music Reggae
Film Music Battle of the Bands Jingles
Independent performance Independent performance Independent performance


GCSE

GCSE students will compose and perform regularly. Here at St. Anne's students follow the Edexcel GCSE music specification, studying four different areas of study. These include: 

  • Vocal Music
  • Instrumental Music
  • Music for Stage and Screen
  • Fusion Music

Students must be able to listen attentively to unfamiliar music from all four areas of study to identify and accurately describe musical elements, musical contexts and use musical language (including staff notation)

More information is available here

 

St. Anne's Gospel Choir

Gospel Choir runs every Monday after school from 3.30-5.00pm and all students are invited to join.  Over the recent years the Gospel Choir has gone from strength to strength. Competing in the BBC Songs of Praise Young Choir of the Year 2018 Competition, finishing as Finalists is definetly a memorable moment - video below. More recently, some members of our Choir performed at the Royal British Legion's Royal Festival of Remembrance 2019, which was held at the Royal Albert Hall and in the presence of Her Majesty The Queen and The Royal Family.  

Recent performance opprortunties have been a venues such as the Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall and Central Hall in Westminister. The choir have also had a working relationship with Barclays in Canary Wharf and supported their Christmas fundraising in Canary Wharf shopping centre as well as the recent 50th Year Anniversary of the world's first ATM. 

Follow our Gospel Choir and listen to some of their performances here