Biology SKE Course
What is the Biology SKE Course?
The Biology Subject Knowledge Enhancement course is designed to develop subject knowledge for secondary trainees in Biology.
Over 200 hours in total, you'll spend
- 150 hours on self-directed study
- 2 weeks in Sheffield at a summer school, starting w/c 10 August and 17 August 2020
- A further 50 hours of taught, directed and self-directed study during the PGCE training year
Will I have to pay?
No. You will receive a bursary of £1200 for the equivalent of the 6 weeks study prior to the PGCE. You will not be eligible for an SKE bursary during the PGCE if you are in receipt of a subject bursary.
What is the summer school?
- A compulsory, two-week intensive summer school with face-to-face subject knowledge training
- Provisional dates: w/c 10 August and 17 August 2020*
- Daily sessions between 9am and 5pm
- All fees will be arranged and paid on your behalf
What is the aim of the course?
- The course is funded by the Department for Education (DfE).
- The aim is to widen the pool of potential Biology teachers. It enhances your subject knowledge so you can meet the standards for QTS.
How can I apply?
- You can apply via UCAS. It is helpful to indicate interest in this course in your personal statement.
- A SKE may be recommended as a condition for entry to the PGCE. If this is the case, your UCAS application form will be forwarded to the relevant SKE Course Leader.
What happens next?
- It will take a few working days to process your application at Sheffield Hallam.
- If you are successful, confirmation and further details about the SKE will be sent to you.
Who should I contact for further information?
Pat Moore (Science PGCE Course Leader) firstname.lastname@example.org
Sue Brown (Science SKE Course Leader) email@example.com
Download printable FAQs for this course here (PDF, 555.8KB).
You may also be interested in our PGCE Secondary Science (Biology) with Qualified Teacher Status course.