Foundation in Political Science and Governance
Eton College | Ages 12 - 16
This course is tailor-made for aspiring leaders in the world of politics and governance. In this course, students will delve deep into the intricate workings of political systems, international relations, and the art of governance. They will expand their knowledge of fundamental political concepts, explore the dynamics of international diplomacy, and analyze the role of government in society. Throughout the program, students will not only acquire critical political insights but also refine their leadership skills for effective governance.
Prices: Coming Soon
Course Length: 2 Weeks
English Level: B1+ (Intermediate and Above)
Start Dates: 8th July & 22nd July 2024
Academic Content: 15 Hours of Lessons per Week
Maximum Class Size: 15
Location: Eton College
At the end of each week the school comes together and classes take part in a group presentation we call Time to Shine. These projects are a highlight of the week’s work and provide students with an opportunity to showcase their learning and development during the summer programme. By taking part in Time to Shine students gain valuable experience in practising their collaboration and presentation skills in front of a larger audience.
How do diplomats negotiate crucial international agreements? In this engaging 10-hour project, Foundation in Political Science and Governance students will step into the shoes of diplomats. They will participate in a simulated international negotiation, tackling real-world global challenges and crafting diplomatic solutions. This immersive project allows students to apply their political acumen to the complexities of international relations.
Expand your horizons at SBC Eton College this summer with our carefully curated elective modules. Designed to complement your core subject and “Time to Shine” projects, these elective courses offer a deeper dive into a unique area of interest. Elective modules set students up for success, offering key 21st-century skill focuses that are interdisciplinary and fundamental to higher education and future careers.
Elective courses will be chosen when you arrive at SBC Eton College. Each week, enrich your summer school experience by selecting an elective that aligns with your interests.
Understand global responsibility, civic participation, and the value of cultural diversity, and really discover the essence of being a good global citizen. Learn about environmental sustainability, dive into civic engagement, and gain insights into intercultural awareness.
Explore foundational leadership skills, from collaboration to building resilience, and uncover the traits of effective leadership. Work on team-building, establish your personal brand, and develop emotional intelligence.
Navigate the world of modern technology. Experience robotics and web programming, by delving into the basics of coding and AI, while enhancing your critical thinking and problem-solving abilities.
Focus on developing your public speaking skills, engage in the art of effective debating, and master conflict negotiation techniques, all the while refining your communication prowess.
The course will challenge students, however our teachers are most capable of teaching mixed ability classes. Depending on the group’s competency with English and ability to absorb new material, our teachers can adapt according to the needs of the students.
For this course, participants must have a level of at least B1.
Yes. Each student who completes Foundation in Political Science and Governance receives a certificate of completion at the end of the course.
A variety of SBC handouts are given to students, all of which were created by our own academic team.
Students should have their own pens, and are provided with notebooks and folders.
It is not necessary to read anything beforehand in order to participate fully in the programme, however it is always helpful for students to continue improving their English if they feel it would help them.
The quality of teachers, staff, academic program, social environment combined with an opportunity to be independent, all at a college of great repute made these two weeks a fantastic experience for our teenage daughter! We would highly recommend it
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