100% Online SKE - Start Dates Every Monday
100% Online SKE - Start Dates Every Monday

Announcement - DfE has released new funding, and applications are open again.  Please use the link below to apply if you have an ITT offer with SKE as a condition

Chemistry Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) course

There are many positives to our SKE chemistry course:


  • Clear course structure which builds up from essential chemistry concepts through to organic chemistry and complex chemistry ideas taught at A level
  • Online resources that are sufficiently challenging and allows for creative learning
  • Comprehensive selection of course material giving students the option of choosing many different areas of chemistry.
  • One to one lessons (online) with a qualified chemistry teacher

The flexibility that is built into our chemistry SKE course allows students to select from a wide range of material to put together a tailor made SKE course addressing gaps in their subject knowledge.  

Chemistry SKE - Course Structure
Chemistry subject knowledge enhancement (SKE) course information and programme structure. This document details what a chemistry student following one of our chemistry SKE courses could expect to experience on a typical subject knowledge enhancement course with Eureka Online College
Course Structure - Chemistry SKE.pdf
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Meet the chemistry SKE tutors

Gregory Baker - Chemistry SKE Tutor

I am an experienced chemistry teacher and curriculum area leader at a grammar school in Kent.  

I enjoy the challenge of explaining difficult concepts and I love the practical aspect of teaching chemistry.  Over the years I have developed and collated many ideas for fun and interesting practical work that I share with SKE students following Eureka Online College’s chemistry subject knowledge enhancement programme.  

I have authored chemistry resources and study programmes for teacher training providers and have experience as a school based mentor for a number of universities in the southeast, helping to support their PGCE students through initial teacher training.  


Reema Hooks - Chemistry SKE Tutor

Masters Degree in Chemistry (2:1 Hons)

Imperial College, University of London


Secondary Science PGCE (Chemistry)

Institute of Education, University of London

Hi, my name is Reema and I teach Chemistry (KS3-KS5). I’ve been teaching for fifteen years and am a qualified advanced skills teacher with a focus on assessment for learning and planning for good behaviour. After some years in senior management I decided to leave school strategy behind and return fully to classroom teaching. I haven’t looked back, front line teaching is what I love most! 

I strive to ensure my teaching keeps evolving. I think it’s really important to continually trial new methods and keep adding techniques to my teacher toolkit. 

In parallel to teaching I run a business where I offer educational consulting services to companies. This has led to a variety of exciting projects and keeps me on my toes. 

I love travelling. I’ve taught in China, Romania and the United States. I now have two young boys and take them in tow to explore the world, meet new people and taste new foods whenever the opportunity arises. I’m part of a book club and enjoy the varied literature and discussion that comes with this. 


What our students say...

This 20 week Chemistry SKE course provided by Eureka Online College has been a fantastic preparation for my PGCE course at Exeter University and I have thoroughly enjoyed it. I did extensive research before starting and I was particularly impressed by Eureka’s flexibility to build a course specific to my needs including A’ Level Chemistry and a very personal approach with bi-weekly one to one tutorials with an experienced Chemistry teacher. The content of each unit of study included not only covering the chemistry syllabus but also chemistry pedagogy; how best to approach chemistry concepts in class and what the common misconceptions are. The course has far exceeded my expectations....


This course has been the most fantastic preparation for my ITT in September and I would whole heartedly recommend a Eureka Online College SKE to other students. Whilst there are still some gaps in my A’ Level knowledge which I will work on, I am now feel ready, confident and really excited to start on the next stage of my teaching career in September... 

SKE courses built with imagination

We have chemistry topics covering the full range of chemistry subjects taught at KS3, KS4 and KS5.  A considerable amount of time has been taken by our head of chemistry to coordinate the writing of our material for the chemistry SKE course ensuring that no stone has been left unturned and that we really can deliver anything and everything that could be expected to be learned at a UK school. 

Personal tutors are able to piece together the perfect chemistry SKE course from our comprehensive library of resources treating all of our students as individual learners.


Below is a list of titles from our most popular units of study.  This is not a comprehensive range of topics that are available on our chemistry SKE course, just a fraction of what we have to offer.  To arrange to speak to one of our SKE tutors, please email your details to hello@eurekaonlinecollege.co.uk

• Fundamental ideas in chemistry
• Metals and their uses
• Crude oil and hydrocarbons
• Plant oils and their uses
• Earth and atmosphere
• Structure and Bonding
• Covalent and Ionic structures
• Rates of reaction
• Acids, bases and salts
• The periodic table
• Ammonia production

• Atomic structure and orbitals
• The mole and the Avogadro constant
• Forces between molecules and the nature of ionic, covalent and metallic bonds
• Organic chemistry
• Energetics
• Kinetics
• Equilibria
• Redox Reactions
• Alkaline Earth Metals
• Alcohol
• Alkanes and Alkenes


SKE resources

A feature of the chemistry SKE course is that there is signposting to free simulations available online to teachers. By incorporate free teacher resources into the programme of study, SKE students begin to accumulate a repertoire of resources that can be used both during and after their ITT which follows.  


To support this aspect of the chemistry SKE course, students are also encouraged to share within the discussion boards resources that they find through their research whilst studying a particular SKE unit of study.


Please see below an example of this signposting to a resource by Colorado University; and also a fun video that was shared on the forum, described as something sure to liven up a dull chemistry lesson! The chemistry forum is quite a vibrant community of learners, where lots of collaboration takes place and preITT students share resources.  It has been described as an invaluable feature of the Eureka Online College course

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