Students aged 12 - 16
SBC at Eton College
Foundation in Psychology & Human Behaviour
Deepen your knowledge of psychology and human behaviour as you prepare for your future studies. Embark on a captivating exploration of the human mind with our two-week Psychology programme.
Unlocking Human Behaviour
Embark on a captivating exploration of the human mind with our two-week Psychology programme. Immerse yourself in the multifaceted world of psychology, unravelling its major fields of study. Discover how psychology extends its influence across diverse domains such as sports, business and criminology. Gain both theoretical and practical insights into clinical psychology, equipping yourself with the techniques used in real-world practice. Join us at Eton, where you’ll sharpen critical thinking, communication, creativity, and collaboration skills, preparing yourself for a future where you can unravel the complexities of the human mind.
Foundation in Psychology & Human Behaviour
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:
- Develop an understanding of the major fields of study within the scope of psychology
- Learn about how psychology is used in a variety of fields, such as sociology, marketing and healthcare
- Develop a theoretical and practical understanding of the techniques used in clinical psychology
- Take part in an exciting Time To Shine project, and produce a series of behavioural experiments to discover how the mind can be affected by subconscious factors
- Develop and apply core 21st century skills through fun and engaging lessons, including critical thinking, communication, creativity and collaboration
Unmasking The Mind: A Psychological Experiment
How do psychologists unravel the mysteries of the human mind? In this engaging 10-hour project, Foundation in Psychology and Human Behaviour students will design and conduct a psychological experiment. They will explore a specific aspect of human behaviour, collect data, and analyze their findings. This immersive project allows students to put their newly acquired knowledge into practice, providing insights into the world of psychological research.
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.
Psychology and Human Behaviour
15 Hours of Academic Content Per WeekStudents receive 15 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!
End of Course Report and Certificate
Foundation in Psychology and Human Behaviour FAQs
How challenging is the Foundation in Psychology and Human Behaviour course?
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.
What level of English is required to take part in Foundation in Psychology and Human Behaviour at Eton?
For this course, participants must have a level of at least B1.
Do students receive a certificate?
Yes. Each student who completes Foundation in Psychology and Human Behaviour receives a certificate of completion at the end of the course.
Do students need to buy coursebooks?
A variety of SBC handouts are given to students, all of which were created by our own academic team.
What do students need to take to class?
Students should have their own pens, and are provided with notebooks and folders.
Is there any reading required to take part in the programme?
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.
Foundation in Psychology and Human Behaviour
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