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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) p.moore@shu.ac.uk

Sue Brown (Science SKE Course Leader) suzanne.brown@shu.ac.uk

Download printable FAQs for this course here.

You may also be interested in our PGCE Secondary Science (Physics) with Qualified Teacher Status course.

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