Welcome to our SKE course at The Polesworth School.

The covers both Human and Physical Geography and ranges from KS3 to KS5.

Flexible and designed to fit around your availability and your needs, you can do all your studying at home, or we offer an option to visit the department and to work alongside the class teacher should you wish to do so.

The structure for Geography SKE course content:

  • KS3 National Curriculum Geography
  • KS4 National Curriculum Geography
  • KS5 A Level Geography
  • How a Geography Department is structured
  • How Students are assessed
  • Subject Content

Courses are from 8 to 32 weeks depending on your specific needs.  Gaps in your knowledge are identified through discussion and completion of a personalised learning chart.  Throughout your time with us you will receive continued support from our staff members as well as through the way in which your course is structured.  Working with us you will benefit from:

  • Recommended websites, and wider reading list
  • Observation of teaching at all Key Stages
  • Tutoring time with experienced teaching staff either face to face or through email
  • Written feedback on all written assessments submitted

All courses are assessed through written papers which are marked and returned to you with feedback:

In addition to this, candidates can chose to study any combination of the units offered according to their own personal requirements. Completed units will be recorded on the certificate issued on successful completion of the SKE course.

The staff within the department offered high levels of support throughout the SKE, providing a clear structure with support sessions offering academic and practical support.  All of the department were welcoming and created a positive learning environment, allowing for the development of subject knowledge and self-confidence during periods of uncertainty.

David (Geography)

Without the assistance of the department, I would have felt less confident teaching some areas of Geography while completing my training. They provided me with the necessary structure, resources and tips for effective teaching required for me to top-up my subject knowledge and build-up my confidence. The staff within Geography and around the school are supportive, friendly and help to create a conducive atmosphere for learning: both for pupils and those looking to improve their subject knowledge and gain practical experience prior to beginning an ITT course.

Tunc (Geography)