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What is a biology SKE?


(Update: DfE will only fund Biology SKE if enrolled / place confirmed by 10th April 2024)


A biology SKE is a subject knowledge enhancement course (SKE), sometimes referred to a refresher course, that allows graduates to take up a teacher training position in biology.  These courses can be offered as classroom based courses, or online and sometimes a mixture of the 2 approaches – referred to as ‘blended’ SKE courses.  

We offer 100% online biology SKE courses, specialise in this approach and have an excellent track record with a large number of universities and SCITTs.   


Our new biology SKE course commenced January 2016.  SKE students have enjoyed working through essential biology topics taught at GCSE within UK schools and optional A level units. 


Due to the bespoke nature of our courses, each student on our biology SKE follows their own pathway through the course material.  Qualified biology teachers are on hand to help guide students onto the most appropriate units in preparation for ITT.  Eureka Online College is often praised for creating a learning experience much more personal, engaging and practical than what you might expect from an online course providing SKE.


If you are interested in completing a biology SKE course with us, please request an application form and a member of staff will get in touch.  


Please note that we only offer subject knowledge enhancement courses for preITT students with a conditional offer to complete a PGCE / School Direct teacher training. 


Biology SKE - Course Structure
Biology subject knowledge enhancement (SKE) course information and programme structure. This document details what a biology SKE student can expect from their subject knowledge enhancement course with Eureka Online College
Course Structure - Biology SKE.pdf
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Meet the Biology SKE Tutors

Our Team

Mike Moroney

Teacher, Head of Biology and SKE Tutor

I have acted as the Head of Biology in a prominent UK Grammar school for over 10 years and have been teaching since 2007, with my primary focus of study being in Ecology and Animal Behavioural Science, having a 2:1+ degree in Environmental Science and applied biology. I have direct experience and good working knowledge in mentoring both trainee teachers as well as NQT's. I am also involved with the regional Teacher Training Program.


I am passionate about classroom teaching and enjoy integrating technology within my lessons, having also taken on teaching of IT within my school. I value getting the most out of my students both academically and pastorally and enjoy instilling the sense of wonder and passion I have for the subject to my pupils. I am also interested in strategies to make a teachers life better by working smarter not harder.

Further responsibilities have included both running and overseeing the Duke of Edinburgh Award in my school, having won the Jack Petchey award for my involvement with outdoor activities. I have also been involved with other after school activities such as science club, archery club and baking club.


Outside of work I am interested in many outdoor activities, such as archery, camping and hiking.

Carly Mason

Teacher, School Leader and SKE Tutor

I qualified as a science teacher back in 2014 and I am currently employed as a mainstream secondary Science teacher and have experience teaching KS3, GCSE core and triple science, WJEC science for work, KS5 BTEC and A level Biology. 


I have made rapid progress during my teaching career so far; becoming departmental development leader in my NQT year and then going on to become responsible for Triple Science. I have since changed roles to gain responsibility for whole-school pupil premium progress at my current school for one year, and then moved onto my current role which is SEND coordination across science.


I am an innovative, well organised and reflective practitioner and have a clear vision and purpose for the continued improvement of students’ progress and engagement across all three key stages. My teaching philosophy is largely based on the belief that every child matters and has the right to learn, regardless of their pre-disposition. I am passionate about working in partnership with colleagues and other organisations to improve the life chances and social mobility of young people.


I have an interest in special educational needs, safeguarding, pastoral care and alternative provision and am passionate about inclusion. In my free time I enjoy going to the gym and am part of a women’s kick boxing club. 

Stuart Peak

Teacher, Head of Science and SKE Tutor

Stuart is a serving Head of Science in Kent. Previous to this he was a Head of Biology and Key Stage 3 Coordinator in a prominent grammar school in Essex.


His main subject is Biology, with a keen interest in genetics and has a PhD in microbiology. Stuart has previous experience mentoring both trainee teachers and NQT’s.


When not teaching Stuart enjoys country walks and has his fingers crossed that shell-suits will one day be back in fashion.

Popular biology SKE units at a glance

  • Cells and Specialised Cells
  • Movement of Substances
  • Enzymes in Digestion
  • Respiratory System
  • Circulatory System
  • Reproduction, Variation and Inheritance
  • Excretion and the Kidney
  • Homeostasis in biology
  • Nervous System
  • Immune System
  • Plants
  • Interdependence

Please note that the biology units can be either GCSE biology level, A level biology level or a mixture of both.  The aim of the biology SKE course is to prepare students to teach biology with confidence in the classroom as they train to become biology teachers.

Bring the study of biology to life with our biology SKE course

Biology SKE simulation

Below is an example of one of the many interactive simulations that our learners will have access to as part of their biology SKE.  There are lots of ideas and transferrable resources that our learners can take with them as they start their ITT in biology.  



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