Physical Education


Physical Education at Slough and Eton is delivered with the aim to helping children to become active for life, develop skills for life and have fun for life. Lessons are designed to be engaging, challenging and rewarding. Offering students practical and theoretical support in developing their own ‘growth mind-set’ and become a better version of themselves.


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 department is centred around a Sports Hall consisting of 4 badminton courts, full size basketball court, full size netball court, indoor football and 4 cricket nets. The Sports Hall height is also sufficient to accommodate both our competition standard trampolines. There are other indoor facilities such as our dance studio and a fully equipped, air conditioned gym. 
Our extensive grounds also contain a hard-court area with 2 netball courts and a basketball court. In addition we 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 the skills they will need to progress in life successfully.


Our students are allowed to develop their range of skills, make and apply decisions, enhance physical and mental capacity and evaluate and then improve performances, through a range of activities. Students will be assessed in PE based on their physical attributes, understanding of healthy active lifestyles and their ability to think tactically and solve problems.  
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.


Throughout KS4 learning students will participate in a variety of activities designed to suit every student’s individual needs. Students are given an opportunity to make their own sporting choices. This includes the opportunity to gain a Level 2 Sports Leadership qualification. Students will participate in one double lesson of high quality physical education every week. Throughout KS4, PE students continue to have the opportunity to take part in the sports from KS3 as well as being introduced to a variety of new sports.

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 further as part of their GCSE option subjects. The course we offer at KS4 is the OCR Cambridge National in Sport Studies.


OCR Cambridge National in Sport Studies
The OCR Cambridge National in Sport Studies takes 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 an exam in Year 11 and write 2 written pieces of coursework from 2 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 assessed over 4 units:
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.    Application of Fitness Testing

Students will be assessed via a combination of external exams and internally assessed coursework.

Students who select this course are expected to have a passion for sports and 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, Badminton, Basketball, Rounders, Cricket & Athletics as well as performing in activities like New Age Curling, Dodgeball, Boccia, 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. Our sporting success has seen our Cricket teams qualifying for the later rounds of the County Cup.
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 on attendance and performance at extra-curricular sessions.

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). Sports Day is one of the major events of the sporting calendar and the points won on Sports Day by students contribute to awarding of the House Cup.






Examining Body

Cambridge National in Sport Studies


Level 2 Qualification in Community Sports Leadership

SLQ Sports Leaders




Examining Body

Level 3 BTEC Sport


Level 3 Qualification in Sports Leadership

SLQ Sports Leaders



Miss E Kelleway

Sports - Curriculum Leader -

Mr S Basharat

Teacher of PE / Second in Department

Mr J Mountford

Teacher of PE

Miss J Woods

Dance Teacher

Mr A Jirku

Teacher of PE

Mrs E Culkeen

Teacher of PE