Curriculum Overview

Curriculum 11-14

Our curriculum design offers a great experience to all students. At Key Stage 3 the curriculum provides a good foundation for students regardless of entry. A wide variety of extracurricular activities and a diverse offer of (regularly subsidised) trips that enrich the curriculum throughout each subject complement classroom based learning. All students take part in the PiXL EDGE programme at apprentice level.

At Key Stage 3, our curriculum includes the following core subjects: English, Mathematics and Science and the following foundation subjects: Technology, Computing, French, History, Geography, Art, Music, Drama, Physical Education, Religious Education and Personal, Social, Health and Education (PSHE). There is good opportunity to provide a range of curriculum groupings either by ability or mixed ability.

Students are set according to ability in core subjects.

Curriculum 14-16

At Key Stage 4, the statutory curriculum comprises English, Mathematics, Science, Physical Education, Religious Education and PSHE (incorporating sex and relationship education, careers education and work related learning).

In addition, Slough and Eton provides access to a maximum of three optional subjects from the list below:

Art and Design


Business Studies (GCSE)


Business Studies (BTEC)


Computer Science

Physical Education

Creative Media (Vocational)


Design Technology



Study Plus

Food Preparation and Nutrition

Achieve (double option)


ESOL (double option)


Motor Vehicle (double option)

Health and Social Care (Vocational)

Construction (double option)


Kitchen Craft (double option)

ICT (Vocational)

Hair and Beauty (double option)

With such a wide range of subjects on offer to meet individual needs students are carefully counselled in order to make choices for Key Stage 4 that are appropriate and relevant. There is provision to study more academic subjects, an excellent range of vocational subjects both on and off site or a combination of both.

Students are able to take 3 sciences in order to fulfill aspirations to A Levels should they wish to.

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. We are a hub site for the National Citizenship Service (NCS). Enrichment and recreational activities ensure that students are provided with opportunities to take part in Physical Education and outdoor pursuits such as the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE). Students who have passed the apprentice level of PiXL EDGE carry on into the graduate level. There is a wide range of intervention strategies in place to provide personalised assistance for all, these occur at various points during the school day, after school, at weekends and in holiday time. 

Curriculum 16 – 19

The curriculum offer at Post 16 continues to grow. We are now able to offer 15 A levels plus a range of BTEC/Cambridge National qualifications in a variety of subjects. Students 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.

Students returning with insufficient qualifications to join a level 3 course embark on a one year Level 2 course in  vocational courses (two) – these students are also able to study for English and Mathematics GCSE (compulsory, if required).

Students also take part in a wide range of extracurricular activities, learning for life and leadership awards. 

If you would like additional information about our curriculum in general terms please contact:

Mr Thatcher, Deputy Headteacher  -

Specific details can be found in the relevant subject area's page.