Students aged 12 - 16
SBC at Eton College
Foundation in Political Science & Governance
Deepen your knowledge of the political world as you prepare for your future studies. By evaluating the ideologies and processes at the heart of various political systems, our Foundation in Political Science and Governance course at Eton will help you better grasp geopolitical trends in world politics.
Empowering Tomorrow's Leaders
At SBC this summer, why not join us on a thought-provoking journey into the world of politics? Immerse yourself in advanced concepts of political theory, engage in insightful discussions about the ever-evolving landscape of globalisation and uncover the root causes of political conflict and instability, examining both local and global implications. It’s not all theory though! Dive into the world of practical politics with our Time To Shine project, where you will participate in an election campaign with your classmates and apply your knowledge to real world scenarios. You will participate in workshops where you will debate, discuss and design mock policies, learning the intricacies of governance and advocacy. Led by experts in politics, our programme will introduce you to the intricacies of global affairs, and equip you with the knowledge and skills to navigate the complex world of politics.
Foundation in Political Science & Governance
At a Glance
English LevelB1+ (Intermediate and above)
Maximum Class Size15
Academic Content15 Hours of Core Tuition and 3 x 90 minute 21st Century Skill Workshops Per Week
Starting Dates8th July & 22nd July 2024
Our Approach to Your Learning
Skills + Language = Success
At the core of our student-centred academic approach is a unique commitment to nurturing not just your subject knowledge but also your communication, critical thinking and collaboration skills through language-building activities.
We offer an immersive learning experience that goes beyond traditional language learning, providing you with interactive, dynamic, and practical lessons that are designed to deepen your subject knowledge whilst also enhancing key 21st century skills vital for success in today’s world. We also focus on improving your English language proficiency through our ‘Time To Shine’ projects, in which you will engage in extensive group project work and public speaking activities.
Our courses are designed to bring real-world relevance to your learning and provide you with a well-rounded educational experience. This immersive learning journey will empower you with the skills you need for success in the 21st century.
We would highly recommend it
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, India - Parent
Over the course of this two-week programme, you will:
- Explore advanced concepts in political theory, including types of governance and elections
- Discuss trends in globalisation and the issues faced by global integration
- Investigate the causes of political conflict and instability, both locally and globally
- Take part in our Time to Shine project, in which you will participate in an election campaign
- Develop and apply core 21st century skills through fun and engaging lessons, including critical thinking, communication, creativity and collaboration
Develop your public speaking skills. Share your passion. Inspire your classmates.
Today, giving great presentations are a vital skill for achieving academic and professional success. Our programmes reflect this by having the ‘art of presenting’ at the heart of their content, and allow you to discover new confidence when using English in public situations.
It’s more than just a chance to enhance your public speaking skills, though; it’s an opportunity for you to develop your ability to communicate clearly in English, and share your passion and subject knowledge with your fellow classmates. Through your presentations, you will become sources of inspiration, and encourage others to delve deeper into your subject.
Diplomatic Diplomacy: Crafting International Agreements
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.
Political Science & Governance
15 Hours of Academic Content Per Week15 hours of subject-specific academic content per week with an experienced subject tutor, delivered through interactive and hands-on lessons
Time To Shine ProjectsOpportunities to apply and share this knowledge through dynamic 'Time To Shine' group projects, culminating in an end-of-the-week ceremony in which you can present your innovative ideas to your peers
Elective ModulesExpand your horizons this summer by choosing one of our curated elective modules each week, and take a deeper dive into unique areas of interest including public speaking, coding, environmental sustainability, or leadership
Develop English Language SkillsNumerous opportunities throughout your academic program to develop your English language skills, whether that's building vocabulary to talk about your subject, or developing your speaking skills to present your Time To Shine project
Social Programme & ExcursionsEngaging activities and school events, including visits to Central London, Oxford and theme parks!
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