History Summer School

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.

At a Glance

  • Price: £4,800
  • Ages: 12-16
  • Course Length: 2 Weeks
  • English Level: B1+ (Intermediate and Above)
  • Academic Content: 15 Hours of Lessons per Week
  • Maximum Class Size: 15
  • Location: Eton College
A male and female student chatting and discussing work within a Summer Boarding Courses class

What you’ll learn

  • Gain an understanding of the major eras in history, from medieval, through early modern history, to modern times.
  • Learn techniques used by historians to effectively analyse the past.
  • Develop a theoretical and practical understanding of the skills needed to study History at university level.
  • Take part in our exciting ‘Our Place in History’ Time to Shine project, in which you and your classmates will produce a short history documentary to be shown in the Time to Shine ceremony.

Why Choose History at Eton College

  • Develop and apply 21st century skills, through fun and engaging lesson activities, such as critical thinking, communication skills, collaborative skills, and original thinking.
  • Expand your knowledge of history specific vocabulary so that it is closer to undergraduate level.
  • Further develop your understanding of various aspects of history to gain a real head start come the beginning of your History degree.
  • Improve your ability to work collaboratively in our Time to Shine projects.

Course Outcomes

  • The opportunity to learn from history tutors who can assist you as you begin your future studies in History, giving you a broader understanding of the subject as a whole.
  • Boost your self confidence, through practising your communication and presentation skills during our Time to Shine project, acquiring important  and transferable 21st century skills.
  • By studying your chosen field in a world famous college you will be better placed than ever to make the informed decision that your future lies with History.

Time to Shine

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

Our Place in History

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.

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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.

Anjali, Parent, India

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Take further steps in your journey to becoming a historian, in surroundings steeped in historical significance. Secure your place for an inspiring course.