The curriculum design offers an excellent experience to all pupils. Our Key Stage 3 curriculum provides a good foundation for pupils regardless of entry.
A good basis of extracurricular activities and trips enrich the curriculum throughout each subject.
At Key Stage 3, the National Curriculum includes the following core subjects: English, Mathematics and Science and the following foundation subjects: Technology, ICT, Modern Foreign Languages, History, Geography, Art and Design, Citizenship, Music, Drama, Enterprise and Physical Education, Religious Education and Personal Social and Health Education. There is good opportunity to provide a range of curriculum groupings either by ability or mixed ability
Pupils are set according to ability in core subjects. They are also able to specialise in a language from Year 8.
At Key Stage 4, the statutory curriculum comprises English, Mathematics, Science, Physical Education, Citizenship, Religious Education, sex and relationship education (incorporated into PSHCE), Careers Education and Work Related Learning.
In addition, Slough and Eton provides access to at least two courses in the following areas – the arts, design and technology, the humanities and modern foreign languages. Slough and Eton also provides pupils with the opportunity to take a course in all four areas.
Wide range of subjects on offer to meet individual needs pupils are carefully counselled in order to make choices for Key Stage 4 that are appropriate and relevant. There is provision to study the most academic subjects for some and an excellent range of vocational subjects both on and off site.
Pupils are able to take 3 sciences in order to aspire to A Levels should they wish to.
Core subjects are arranged in blocks to allow for the maximum flexibility.
Other Opportunities at 14-19
Slough and Eton is committed to offering opportunities for young people to achieve high standards in a wide range of qualifications and courses at 14-19. There is also a commitment to develop their social maturity and independent learning skills. There are also opportunities for pupils to develop their key skills of communication, numeracy, ICT, working with others and for reviewing and improving their own learning and performance. Enrichment and recreational activities ensure that pupils are provided with opportunities to take part in physical education and outdoor pursuit. There is a wide range of intervention strategies in order to provide personal assistance for all.
Curriculum 16 – 19
The curriculum offer at Post 16 continues to grow we are now able to offer 19 A levels plus a range of BTEC/Cambridge National qualifications in a variety of subjects Pupils are able to mix A levels with vocational qualifications. We offer single and double award BTECs. The model is extremely flexible and caters for a wide variety of needs. It means that we can cater for Oxbridge candidates through to students who need an additional year before embarking on a further course of study.
Pupils returning with insufficient qualifications to join a level 3 course embark on a 1 year level 2 course in a vocational subject – these pupils are also able to study for English and maths should they need to do so.
Pupils also take part in a wide range of extracurricular activities, learning for life and leadership awards.