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Curriculum information is in the process of being updated - if you need any information please email the Head of Department.

Aims of the subject:

Music at Friern Barnet School places an emphasis on practical musicianship for all learners, coupled with a firm understanding of performance and composition techniques.

From the first unit in Year 7, students are taught basic musicianship skills, such as reading and writing music, singing, composing and performance skills. They explore a wide variety of instruments such as Drums and percussion, Keyboards, Guitars, Ukuleles and their Voices. Ensemble skills are a key focus as this encourages students to play together as a group, building their teamwork, listening and communication skills. Students also develop their listening and analysis skills by listening to an extensive array of music from a variety of genres, locations and eras. They learn to identify the key features and analyse using the musical elements. All student are encouraged to attend extra-curricular music sessions to further their development, We offer, Choir, Wind band, String group, Guitar club, Music technology club, Steel pans, and there are also private lessons available on request.

GCSE Music helps students to develop a critical ear for different types of music, including popular, classical, film and world. The course covers composing, performing and listening. We follow the OCR specification for GCSE Music. The full specification can be downloaded using the link below:

OCR Specification for GCSE Music

Please email Mrs Westwood Servi on if you have any enquires regarding Music.



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