Physics SKE Course
What is the 8 unit Physics SKE Course?
The 8 unit Physics Subject Knowledge Enhancement course is designed to develop subject knowledge for secondary trainees in physics.
Over 200 hours in total, you'll spend
- 150 hours on self-directed study
- 2 weeks in Sheffield at a summer school, starting on 24th June 2019
- 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
- dates: w/c 24 June and 1 July 2019*
- 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 NCTL.
- The aim is to widen the pool of potential Physics 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.
You may also be interested in our PGCE Secondary Science (Physics) with Qualified Teacher Status course.