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English subject knowledge enhancement course

We offer an 8-week online English subject knowledge enhancement course.

Distance learning (online) course

To be eligible to undertake an online course:

  • You must have an offer of a place on a PGCE Teacher Training Programme with the SKE course a condition of that offer
  • You must not have attended any Department for Education (DFE) funded SKE courses previously
  • Your teacher training course must match your SKE subject

The 8-week programme (200 hours) is for candidates who would like to boost or refresh their knowledge of their specialist subject to GCSE level. You can commence the course at any time from September 2019.

The overall programme provides the key knowledge that underpins secondary school English teaching. Throughout the course, mini-assessment points provide clatiry of progress.

The programme includes an overview and analysis of:

  • Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
  • Frankenstein
  • Romeo and Juliet
  • Macbeth
  • Pride and Prejudice
  • Jane Eyre
  • A Christmas Carol
  • An Inspector Calls
  • Wonder
  • Lord of the Flies
  • Of Mice and Men
  • Poetry, Love and Relationships
  • Poetry, War and Conflict