Department of Education

SKE Geography

For anyone with a conditional offer for a Geography Initial Teacher Education (ITE) course.
Funded by the Government's Department for Education (DfE) so free to students.

You will also be eligible to receive a £200 a week bursary from the date of enrollment until the beginning of your ITE course.

All SKE recruitment is frozen at this time while we wait for confirmation on what SKE course and bursary funding is available for 2021. We expect to have confirmation by the end of this year (2020) and will update these pages at that stage. Some providers may offer SKE that students pay for themselves, but we encourage youto check our website in the new year (Jan 2021) to see what free SKE courses we are offering.

You will follow a personalised programme of study to meet your subject enhancement needs. The course will cover the following topics to A level standard:

  • Rivers and coasts
  • Weather and climate
  • Biogeography and resources
  • Tectonics and hazards
  • Hot deserts and cold environments
  • Glaciation
  • Population and migration
  • Globalisation, economic change and tourism
  • Globalisation, development, trade and aid
  • The challenge of urban environments
  • The challenge of rural environments and agriculture.

The course offers blended learning, combining:

  • distance learning with tutorial support
    You will continue to have access to both until the end of your ITE course.
  • 2-week summer school on campus in July/August.

More details.

You can also contact the SKE Geography Leader: Rob Rosenthal

For more information and to apply, visit the Vidlearn website.