Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) 2021-22
Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) 2021-22

Why choose Eureka Online College for your English SKE?

Eureka Online College have released a new English SKE course covering the main cornerstones of the English Language and English Literature GCSE.  It covers what students need to learn in UK schools and provides lots of examples throughout how to teach English Language and Literature effectively to pupils.  The English SKE course is on-demand and comes with live tutoring.  

Bespoke Nature of our SKE course

If you have specific needs, your course can be tailored to your individual requirements and focus on knowledge gaps and areas you need to cover in more depth to gain confidence with your abilities and knowledge as a teacher of English.


We can provide the right course for you, as we offer the full range of SKE course lengths, from 8 to 28 weeks.  

English SKE Tutors

You will have 3 tutors on your course as below:

Course Tutor:  

Tracks and monitors your engagement with the online content and leaves you weekly feedback to your work.

Subject Tutor:

Takes one to one lessons via our online platform, referred to as the ‘live online classroom’.  Here you will put what you learn into the context of how you might teach this once you join a school.  It is also an opportunity for you to consolidate your understanding and ask questions face to face (online) with a qualified English teacher.  Your subject tutor will also be available to email / contact between lessons.

Grammar Specialist:

The grammar specialist covers all aspects and questions of grammar including misconceptions pupils have within the classroom setting and beyond.  


English SKE course at a glance

As mentioned above, our English SKE course covers all the cornerstones of English GCSE Language and Literature.


Please see below for a summary of the main areas of our course.


Spoken Language

This begins with an introductory unit focusing primarily on persuasive language. Moving on from the introduction we will then begin to focus on the relationship between audience and purpose when speaking in an informal or formal situation. The final aspect of this unit will concentrate on preparatory activities for the AQA Assessment on Spoken Language (in your one to one lessons with a tutor, you can look at Edexcel and OCR examination boards too).


This unit will begin with focusing on poetic techniques

It will then follow on with an emphasis on how meaning is created through a variety of poetic techniques.
Finally, the unit will conclude with an emphasis on developing an understanding of the genres of poetry with a particular focus on sonnets.


This unit will commence with focusing on the role of the narrator. Set text – ‘Jane Eyre,’ by Charlotte Bronte. Next we study the structure of a text. ‘Lord of the Flies,’ by William Golding will be a primary focus in this unit of study.

The concluding part of this unit will focus on analysis and the construction of an essay.



This unit focuses on the key elements of a play. Using the Set text – ‘Romeo and Juliet,’ by William Shakespeare. Following on from the overview of the key elements of a play, the purpose of the second unit is to develop an understanding of a play’s devices and how meaning is created through these. The concluding part of this unit will focus on William Shakespeare’s plays.

Writing for different audiences

The introductory part of this unit focuses on creative writing – fiction being the primary focus.  This will then follow on with a focus on a variety of texts types when writing for different audiences.

The final element of this unit will concentrate on teaching strategies used to help students write an effective narrative.


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