Physical Education

Physical Education is delivered with the following aims; enjoyment, progression and the development of the desire to continue to live a fit and healthy lifestyle. Lessons are designed to be engaging, challenging and rewarding. Offering students practical and theoretical support in developing their own, ‘growth mind-set’.


The school has a combination of fantastic facilities, passionate students and enthusiastic staff, all committed to both competitive fixtures and the participation of everyone during a varied curriculum.
Our facilities comprise of a Sports Hall consisting of 4 badminton courts, full size basketball court, full size netball court, indoor football, volleyball marking, and 4 cricket nets. The Sports Hall height is also sufficient to host room to our trampolines. There are other indoor facilities such as our dance studio and a fully equipped, air conditioned gym. 
Extensive grounds containing a hard-court area with 2 netball courts and a basketball court. We also have exclusive access to the Power League 3-G pitches which are used by students during lessons, break times and for extra-curricular.
The school works hard to provide young people with an environment in which they feel comfortable to learn, where they are safe and are able to try, without the fear of failure, on their way to developing lifelong skills ready for a successful and active lifestyle.
Ultimately within the department, we wish to equip young people with confidence, strength of character and a Corinthian Spirit to ‘give it a go!’


Our students are allowed to develop their range of skills, make and apply decisions, enhance physical and mental capacity, evaluate and then improve performances, through a range of activities.
Staff promote healthy and active lifestyles whilst guiding students to make their own informed choices regarding extra-curricular involvement in sport.
To achieve these goals students are taught through a variety of sports. These opportunities are further enhanced by a substantial array of school based and off site educational trips and extra-curricular opportunities.
The curriculum is supported by a range of sports. Sports students will participate in during KS3 include:

  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Dance
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • Handball
  • Health and fitness
  • Hockey
  • Netball (girls only)
  • OAA
  • Rounders
  • Rugby
  • Table tennis
  • Trampolining


Throughout KS4 learning, students will participate in a variety of activities designed to suit every student’s individual needs. Students will participate in one double lesson of high quality physical education every week (1 hour 40 minutes). Throughout KS4 of PE students continue to take part in previous sports learnt but are also introduced to new sports such as:

  • Baseball
  • Lacrosse
  • Softball
  • Yoga

Students in KS4 still have the opportunity to participate in extra-curricular clubs that will continue to support progress in learning. 
Students who really enjoy PE will have the opportunity to study PE at a GCSE level which will enable students to achieve a qualification of 1 GCSE at a grade A*-C. Students that decide to take GCSE will have a double lesson and a single lesson allocation per week (2 hours 30 minutes) whilst also still attending their Core PE lesson (1 hour 40 minutes) of PE per week.

We offer two GCSE courses in Year 10 and 11.


OCR Cambridge National in Sport Studies
The Cambridge Nationals in Sport Studies take a more sector-based focus, whilst also encompassing some core sport/Physical Education themes. Students have the opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge about different types of sport and physical activity, skills development and sports leadership to their own practical performance. They will learn about contemporary issues in sport such as funding, participation, ethics and role models, and sport and the media. Students will develop an appreciation of the importance of sport locally and nationally, different ways of being involved in sport and of how this shapes the sports industry. Students who decide to take this course will sit a one hour exam in Year 10 and write 3 written pieces of coursework from 3 different modules.


BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate in Sport
Since 2013 the department delivers the BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate in Sport which is equivalent to one A Level. This course is made up of 360 guided learning hours and has 3 compulsory components and 1 optional component to undertake, including:
1.    Anatomy and physiology in sport
2.    Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-being
3.    Professional Development in the Sports Industry
4.    Sports Leadership

Assessment is specifically designed to fit the purpose and objectives of each unit. It includes a range of assessment types and styles suited to our learners at Slough and Eton School. There are three main forms of assessment that students undertaking the course need to be aware of: External, internal and synoptic.

Entry Requirements 

•    5 GCSEs at Grade 4 (C) or above, this includes English, Maths and Science.
•    A passion for participating in all sports and types of physical fitness. 

Extra-Curricular Activities

The Department has a strong and varied programme of activities after school and regularly competes against other schools in Football, Netball, Hockey, Badminton, Rounders, Cricket & Athletics as well as performing in activities like New Age Curling, Dodgeball, Indoor Rowing and Softball. The school enters teams and individuals in both district and county competitions, where students have then qualified for English Schools competitions.
The PE department runs most extra-curricular sessions on an open basis in that all students are welcome to attend and the majority of clubs on offer are free of charge. Selection for school teams is based upon trials, attendance at extra-curricular sessions and performance in lessons. Clubs are advertised in the extracurricular programme and in the weekly student bulletin.

Sports Day
Sports Day is held every year in June at Thames Valley Athletics Centre (TVAC) in Eton. All students have the chance to compete for their house (Ali, Angelou, King, Parks, Seacole and Winton). Students sign up to Sports Day events in their tutor groups and have the chance to compete on the day to break previous records and to also be considered for Slough and Eton’s District Athletic team. Students that compete in the District Athletics against other schools in Slough, have the chance to represent the county of Slough in the Berkshire School Athletics Competition. 

Winter Sports Day
In the Autumn term we host an annual Winter Sports Day. All students have to participate in a variety of sports for their house, in the hope that their house will come out on top and be the winners of Winter Sports Day. Sports for this event change every year. 





Examining Body

Cambridge National in Sport Studies





Examining Body

Level 3 BTEC Sport




Miss E Kelleway

Sports - Curriculum Leader -

Mr G Parker

Head of Boys PE

Mr K Harvey

Teacher of PE 

Miss N Hunt

Teacher of PE 

Miss J Woods

Dance Teacher

Mrs E Culkeen

Teacher of PE


Mr A Jirku

Teacher of PE

Mr S Basharat

Teacher of PE