Expressive Arts

Head of Faculty: Ms Dives
email: robyn.dives@winchmore.enfield.sch.uk
tel: 0208 360 7773 Ext 416

ART

Here at Winchmore school we offer a broad experience of the Arts. Students begin their journey in KS3 where they learn to develop ideas and outcomes, experiment with materials and techniques, and are introduced to knowledge and concepts which challenge their thinking. As they progress through the key stages, students learn to build upon and enhance these skills to a mastery level before ending their journey in KS5 as young artists, photographers and designers, ready to enter the creativity industry and beyond.

To reflect our world and environments, we focus on diversity. Students are taught to draw inspiration from a breadth of artists from different cultures, time periods, and styles in order to ignite their creativity. Diversity comes in many different forms, including access and ability, so here at Winchmore School, we ensure that all students, regardless of their starting point, get an Arts education tailored to their individual needs, where challenge and extension is designed to support the best possible outcomes for all.

We encourage our students to learn about the world that we live in and how to use their visual, written and spoken language to communicate their opinions and ideas. Literacy strategies have been developed to support our students with their critical analysis and oracy based tasks, these are transferable skills that they can take with them into any future career. 

With access to digital and printing technology, students in KS4 and 5 are able to explore disciplines additional to Art and Design, as we offer Digital Art and Photography courses too. 

Cultural capital plays a key role in the learning and enjoyment of the Arts, and we ensure that all students across the key stages have the opportunity to experience Art beyond the classroom. 

The Art Department at Winchmore School is an exciting, inspiring space, where students have the freedom to evolve their creativity through the development of their practical skills, critical thinking, collaboration, problem solving and conceptual understanding. 

 

KEY STAGE 3, 4 & 5

 

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DANCE

The Dance curriculum at Winchmore School is designed to challenge and inspire skills in performance and choreography and every student is encouraged to realise their own physical and creative potential. Dance appreciation underpins our studies of professional dance practitioners and professional dance works to analyse, describe and evaluate dance. We are committed to developing literacy skills for all of our diverse learners.  The dance curriculum studies a variety of professional works as stimuli, and these works offer cultural influences and include the study of a range of dance styles such as contemporary, hip-hop, musical theatre, capoeira and inclusive dance practice. This ensures maximal opportunity to nurture versatile performers, thinking dancers and creative choreographers; building confidence, teamwork and self management. Beyond the curriculum, students are given the opportunity to perform at school, borough and national events, attend trips to watch professional dance performances and theatre trips and participate in specialist workshops.

 

KEY STAGE 4 & 5 

GCSE Dance

Examination board - AQA

In year 10 and 11, we run the AQA GCSE dance course. This is an option and students are able to choose this subject in preparation for KS4. Across the two years, students will study six professional dance works, develop a well-disciplined technique, choreography skills and extend their movement vocabulary to create original and creative pieces of dance work and finally, they will develop their understanding of key dance terminology and written skills when answering dance based essay questions. Students will be provided with the opportunity to take trips to watch professional works and to keep up to date with the ever changing dance industry. We also offer workshops where professionals from the industry visit the school.

 

 

EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES DANCE

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DRAMA

Head of Drama: Mr J Waters
email: jason.waters@winchmore.enfield.sch.uk
tel: 0208 360 7773 Ext 412

Studying Drama, in our diverse school community, allows pupils to develop their self-confidence through practical interaction with others. Through collaboration, problem-solving and creativity, students will learn the skills needed to become a positive and effective member of the modern world. The Drama department has a rich curriculum and is designed to support all students to unlock their creative potential and success. We aim to use drama at Winchmore to teach students about the rich history of theatre as well as developing performance skills and unlocking transferable skills.  Literacy skills are at the centre of the drama curriculum, and these are actively applied and developed through the use of oracy, use of specialist terminology analysis of scripts/texts and critical and thinking skills. The cultural capital opportunities in Drama helps us to make sense of the world around us and tries to answer life’s most important questions.  We have a rich extracurricular program which includes drama clubs both after school and at lunchtime, opportunities to see live professional shows including many opportunities for students to perform and a whole school musical on an annual basis.

KEY STAGE 3,4 & 5 

MUSIC

Our curriculum is designed to challenge and support all of our students to ensure that they achieve the best outcomes possible, in terms of academic success, life chances and the development of cultural capital. The music curriculum is designed to: expose pupils to styles of music that they may not be familiar with; give pupils experiences of the three key musical skills of performing, composing and appraising; give pupils opportunity to use specialised music technology equipment; improve musical literacy through the study of Italian terms and notation skills. We also focus on developing pupils’ general literacy and oracy skills through musical discussion tasks, descriptive writing and essay writing. At KS4 we offer both vocational and academic courses, allowing a greater number of pupils the opportunity to take music at KS5. 

KEY STAGE 3,4 & 5

 

PE

Head of Department: Ms Dives
email: robyn.dives@winchmore.enfield.sch.uk
tel: 0208 360 7773 Ext

Subject lead of PE: Mr Pattrick

email: thomas.pattrick@winchmore.enfield.sch.uk 

The Physical Education curriculum is designed to challenge and support all of our diverse learners at Winchmore school to develop competence through a wide range of sports and physical activity; developing physical skills and mental capacity, teamwork and evaluation. We are committed to our students ‘learning to move’ and ‘moving to learn’ to achieve the best possible outcomes for all. Our subject implements literacy  through the development of speaking and listening, use of specialist terminology, comprehension of rules and techniques and evaluation of their own and others' performance. We offer a number of extra-curricular activities in invasion games, net and wall, striking and fielding and aesthetics which consolidate and extend their skills in the core curriculum. Beyond the curriculum,  to enrich students’ cultural capital, they are given opportunities to attend trips to watch professional and elite sporting events, compete in local and borough competitions whilst encouraging students to take responsibility for their own health and fitness wellbeing.

KEYSTAGE 3, 4 & 5

Lessons learned in sport can almost always be applied to life in general.

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Being part of a club or team cultivates the essential human emotion of belonging and therefore gives students and staff the confidence to succeed in other areas as well as within a competitive situation.  At Winchmore, students are encouraged to pursue interests outside of school within the community through our various club links and the contribution of our school sport partnership.

We celebrate the success of students and are always inspired by their imagination, personal success and individual excellence.

 

EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES 

EXTRA CURRICULAR MUSIC

We offer many extra-curricular clubs throughout the year and will be updating this section for the start of each term

We offer peripatetic (instrumental) lessons through Enfield Music Service (EMS). These private lessons are paid for in advance and take place during the school day on a rotation to avoid too much disruption to normal lessons. Lessons are 20 or 30 minutes long and can be for pairs or individuals. Pupils who are eligible for Free School Meals, or who are Looked-After or Adopted can have their cost of lessons subsidised by the school. For more information and to sign up, please visit https://traded.enfield.gov.uk/musicstore

EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES