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.
All students in Years 7 and 8 have a double lesson and a single lesson allocation per week (2.5 hours). All year 9 enjoy a double PE lesson. 
The curriculum is supported by a range of sports. Sports students will participate in during KS3 include:

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


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
  • Boxercise
  • 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.


The OCR GCSE course provides an excellent opportunity for students to gain a greater understanding of the theory behind factors that affect performance and participation in physical activities. During the two year course there is the opportunity to participate in a huge range of sports to develop the skills used in each activity, develop their tactical performance and improve an individual’s technique and understanding of assessment through coaching and officiating.
The GCSE PE course aims to engage students through:

A clear insight into the field – The combination of physical performance and academic challenge provides an exciting opportunity for students. They also learn about Physical Education through a range of different contexts and the impact it has on everyday lives.

Keeps the subject real – It encourage students to immerse themselves in the world of sports and Physical Education with the chance to perform or coach a sport (through the non-exam assessment component), and delve into the how and why of physical activity and sport.

Skills for a modern world – Students have the opportunity to develop a practical set of key skills, including dealing with pressure, split second decision-making, interpreting and analysing data, and more.

Students who wish to consider this option at Key Stage 4 should have displayed a positive attitude to sport during Key Stage 3, play for a club in at least one sport and represent the school team in two or more sports. Possessing the organisational skills to bring the correct kit and equipment to each lesson is also an essential requirement.

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. 

Level 2 NCFE in Health and Fitness
This qualification is designed for learners with an interest in health and fitness. It will provide learners with experience of using different training techniques and methods to enable them to use these within further education or apprenticeships. It will also provide them with the opportunity to develop and experience their own fitness programme.

This qualification aims to:

  • Focus on an applied study of the health and fitness industry sector
  • Offer breadth and depth of study, incorporating a significant core of knowledge and theoretical content with broad-ranging applicability
  • Provide opportunities to acquire a number of practical and technical skills

This qualification is designed to help students progress onto the Level 3 BTEC Sport course.

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 (blue, green, grey, red, mauve and yellow). 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. 
Sports Day this year took place on Thursday 28th June 2018 at the Thames Valley Athletics Centre (TVAC) in Eton. The results this year were:

1st place: Yellow House (374 points)

2nd place: Grey House (223 points)

3rd place: Mauve House (329 points)

4th place: Red House (319 points)

5th place: Green House (309 points)

6th place: Blue House (306 points)

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. 2016 Winter Sports Day saw students participating in football, tag rugby, netball, and seated volleyball. This year we also hope to include fitness and badminton.

Ski Trip
This year Slough and Eton will be running its first Ski Trip to Artesina, Italy in March 2018. Students will have the chance to learn to ski for the week, as well as experience a different culture and way of living. The ski trip is open to students in Years 8 to 10, and they are able to enjoy 5 hours of skiing a day for 6 days.




Examining Body



Cambridge National in Sport Studies





Examining Body

Level 3 BTEC Sport




Miss C Dale

Head of Sports -

Mr G Parker

Head of Boys PE

Mr K Harvey

Teacher of PE / Head of Year 10

Miss N Hunt

Teacher of PE / Head of Year 8

Miss E Kelleway

Teacher of PE