Introduction to Politics & Economics Summer School

Deepen your knowledge of the political and economic world as you prepare for your future studies. By evaluating the ideologies and processes at the heart of various political systems, our Politics & Economics course at Eton will help you better grasp geopolitical trends in world politics.

At a Glance

  • Prices: £4,800
  • Ages: 12-16
  • Course Length: 2 Weeks
  • English Level: B1+ (Intermediate and Above)
  • Start Dates: 10th & 24th July 2023
  • Academic Content: 15 Hours of Lessons per Week
  • Maximum Class Size: 15
  • Location: Eton College
At a glance

What you’ll learn

  • Develop an understanding of the different modes of power across the world.
  • Learn about voting systems and forms of democracy.
  • Develop a theoretical and practical understanding of Economics, the subject at the heart of Politics.
  • Take part in our exciting How to Win an Election Time to Shine project, in which you and your classmates will devise a political campaign for election to the Student Council.
  • Through fun and engaging lesson activities, develop and apply your 21st century skills, such as critical thinking, communication skills, collaborative skills, and original thinking.

Why Choose Introduction to Politics and Economics?

  • Strengthen your understanding of the political and economic foundations of the contemporary world.
  • Be inspired by subject lectures delivered by guest speakers who give you a taste of undergraduate-level study.
  • Our seminars will push you to take an active role in your learning, inspiring you to put theory into practice.
  • Broaden your awareness of financial and economical factors by making the most of exclusive visits to real workplaces, where you can gain direct connection with industry professionals.
  • Build your confidence as a public speaker by designing your own election campaign and delivering your own formal campaign speech to a live audience.
  • Be inspired by real case studies on economic growth and form proposals based on real examples.

Course Outcomes

  • Through subject focused research projects students will get to strengthen their critical thinking, interpersonal and collaborative skills to help them with their future studies and future career.
  • Find your own influential voice in Politics & Economics to help grow your leadership skills.
  • Gain a deeper understanding of the processes and systems of the UK government.

Time to Shine

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. 

Time to Shine

How to Win an Election

Time to Shine Project: Your Campaign for Nomination to the Student Council

How do politicians win elections? What are the principles which underpin a powerful election campaign? In this 10-hour project, Introduction to Politics & Economics students will develop a campaign for their team’s inclusion on the SBC International Student Council at Eton, to be voted for by their fellow SBC at Eton students.

Time to Shine

Academic Sample


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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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