I have been offered a place on a flexible PGCE Science course to specialise in biology (my degree is mainly biology). I have been told that I will need to do a SKE course in physics so that I can teach the subject up to GCSE level. I have some biochemistry in my degree but I feel I also should do a SKE for chemistry (I am a mature student so in need of updating/refreshing).
I am confused about the length of course I need to do. Some SKE courses are 8 weeks long and others are 32 weeks long. As I plan on working before my first school placement (I work 3 days a week) I am hoping to do the physics course from home (distance learning). Any ideas?
My PGCE is over 2 years and distance learning (only the placements are full time).
I am confused over SKE bursaries too. I believe I won't qualify for one as my specialist subject is not physics/chemistry. Is this correct even though the university has made the physics SKE part of my offer?
Now I'm moving to his city