The Physics Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE), is a conversion course for those who wish to teach Science and Physics and have a degree in a science related discipline. It is suitable for applicants who do not meet the subject entrance requirements for our Science: Physics or Physics with Mathematics PgDipEd programmes. There is currently a high demand for teachers of science who have expertise in physics and it is likely to be attractive to a wide range of people.
The Physics SKE course is 16-weeks long and is full time. The course will help develop a deep understanding of physics at A-level and beyond. It will also include integrated practical elements and an emphasis on physics pedagogy.
There is no tuition fee for the SKE programme and you may be eligible for an additional bursary from National College for Teaching and Learning of up to £3,200. The subsequent PGDipEd (QTS) course, currently attracts bursaries of up to £25,000 (depending on qualifications) in line with the government’s priority to attract more well qualified physics teachers.
Following satisfactory completion of the PGDipEd course, plus a successful induction year in school, students can return to complete our MA in Teaching Studies (data collection and a 15,000 word dissertation).
If you are interested in starting the 16-week SKE programme on 23rd February 2015, with a view to beginning the PgDipEd in Science: Physics or Physics with Mathematics in September 2015, you should contact Dr John Kirkman (firstname.lastname@example.org) to discuss how to proceed. There will be a second 16-week course entry point on 23rd March and a 8 week entry point on 27th April.