Science SKE (self-funded only)
This flexible course is ideal for non-specialist teachers looking to teach KS3 Science and address gaps in your knowledge.
Study a Science SKE at Sussex
Our Science SKE will enable you to:
- accurately assess your own subject knowledge strengths and weaknesses
- become familiar with the Sciences curriculum
- use appropriate resources to address gaps in your subject knowledge
- use your subject knowledge to plan engaging lessons and inspire further study of STEM subjects
- plan the delivery of curriculum content so that foundational concepts and skills are mastered, before moving on to more complex content
- anticipate misconceptions within a topic
- identify specific disciplinary knowledge related to a particular topic, including subject-specific literacy and numeracy skills.
This SKE is for self-funded applicants only.
You will be able to choose from the following units:
- Unit 1: KS3 Science
- Unit 2: KS3/4 Practical Science.
You’ll be assessed through a combination of a subject knowledge audit, portfolio of evidence, an exam questions task and a consolidation task.
Our self-funded SKEs are for:
- teacher trainees who are not eligible for DfE funding
- qualified teachers who want to teach a new subject, or refresh their subject knowledge before returning to teaching after a break
- anyone considering teaching as a new career who wants to increase their subject knowledge before applying for teacher training.
Rather than four-week units, self-funded SKEs are based on blocks of 100 hours of study. You can choose which units you want to study and add additional units as you progress.
The cost is £800 for one 100-hour unit, and £500 for each additional unit. Fees can be paid by you or, if relevant, by your school/institution (schools within the Sussex Partnership or PGCE Pedagogy and Practice Partnership can apply for partnership rates).
If you have any questions about self-funding your SKE, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition to input from specialist subject tutors you will also receive:
- a physical copy of a GCSE and/or A-level textbook, as well as a revision guide.
- a full subscription to SnapRevise materials, an interactive course of videos and short assessments (relating to all three science subjects for GCSE, plus A-level materials for Chemistry)
- a fully paid subscription to ExamPro, a database of past KS3, GCSE and A-level exam questions
- access to thousands of relevant physical and e-books through our Library
- licensed software such as Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat Pro
- access to Box of Broadcasts, a huge collection of documentaries, schools TV, films and drama that you can stream for free.