Eton College | Ages 12 - 16
At Eton this summer study fascinating eras of history from medieval to early modern, as you learn how to analyse the past as a historian.
During the course you’ll take part in a group project where you will create a short documentary on how future generations will look back on the modern world, and you will develop key 21st-century skills, such as critical thinking, collaboration and problem-solving, required at undergraduate level and beyond.
There’s no better place to build your experience as a historian than at Eton College this summer.
To mark the end of the academic timetable each week, our students present research projects to the rest of the school in an event we call Time to Shine. These assignments are the pinnacle of the week’s work and present students with a chance to demonstrate their growth and learning, giving them the chance to practise their teamwork and public speaking abilities in front of a wider audience, gaining wonderful experience.
Time to Shine Project: Making a Modern History Documentary
How will future generations look at our modern times? In SBC at Eton College’s 10-hour History Time to Shine project, our history students will make a documentary short film about modern history. The short films will be shown in a special history documentary festival, as part of SBC at Eton College’s Time to Shine ceremony.
*Earlscliffe fee includes return transfers to/from London Heathrow and London Gatwick for flights/trains scheduled to arrive/depart between 9am-3pm on published arrival and departure day.
For other locations, we provide all our students with the option of using our Shared Transfer Service from/to London Heathrow Airport and St. Pancras International. The fees are:
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When a student arrives, an SBC staff member wearing a bright yellow t-shirt will be waiting to greet her/him and accompany them to our Welcome Club. At our Airport Welcome Club, she/he will have the chance to meet other students arriving, have some light refreshments and relax. After a little rest, students will be accompanied by students and SBC staff to board the coach and be taken directly to the school in a private coach.
The Shared Transfer Service can be used by students using the following flight and train times:
Flight lands on arrival day: 06:00-17:00
Flight take-off time on departure day: 08:00-18:00
The times outlined above also apply to students arriving and departing from Kings Cross St. Pancras train station.
If you book a flight outside of these times or to/from another UK airport, we can look at sending a staff member in a taxi to collect or drop off your child, but it will cost more than the Shared Transfer Service. Quotes are available upon request.
If you book a train or flight outside of these times or from another London airport, please contact your Admissions Manager for a private taxi quote. Please note this will cost more than our Shared Transfer Service from Heathrow, Kings Cross St. Pancras (& Gatwick for Earlscliffe students)
Flights must be booked on the arrival and departure dates so that all students can arrive and depart the course at the correct times.
Despite the course’s high demands, our tutors have experience teaching mixed-ability classes. Our teachers can modify their approaches in accordance with the needs of our students based on the group’s English proficiency and capacity to retain new information.
Participants must have a minimum level of B1 to enrol on this course.
At the conclusion of the course, we hold a graduation ceremony where each student receives a certificate of completion.
Students are given a range of SBC handouts, all of which were produced by our in-house academic team.
Students should bring their own stationary, and are provided with notebooks and folders.
Although pre-reading is not required in advance of enrollment, it would be beneficial for students to keep working on their English if they are lacking confidence.
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.
Take further steps in your journey to becoming a historian, in surroundings steeped in historical significance. Secure your place for an inspiring course.