What are EtonX Summer School courses?

Summer 2020 will be like no other and international travel may not be on the agenda this year. But you don’t have to miss out on the opportunity to broaden your horizons. EtonX courses delivered in our Virtual Classroom allow teenagers to continue interacting online, in small groups, and collaborate on tasks together.

So why not use your summer constructively and gain an extra qualification? Stay connected, stay international and get the best of a British summer school online with EtonX.

EtonX, from Eton College, provides online future skills courses to students aged 14-20 and our courses enhance academic performance today and prepare students for a successful future in sixth form, at university and in the workplace.

Our courses are 100% online and take place in our virtual classroom led by an EtonX tutor.

  • Two weeks duration
  • 7 live, online classes
  • EtonX certificate
  • 1 hour of self-study per day
  • Groups of up to 8 students

Course features

All EtonX online courses are packed full of engaging learning materials, with a personal action plan and a knowledge test for each learner. Students learn from each other as well as from their tutor, participating in a range of role-play and discussion tasks in the virtual classroom and collaborating on peer learning tasks between classes.

  • Designed by Eton College experts
  • Personal action plan
  • Interactive tasks, videos & quizzes
  • Knowledge test

Critical Thinking Course

Boost your academic success with analytical and logical thinking skills with our Critical Thinking course. You will learn to question ideas and findings by identifying faulty reasoning and poor arguments and understand the world better.

Courses start: every Monday
Next course starts: Monday 20th July
Class time: 10am UK. Click here to find your time zone or contact us if your timezone is not displayed.

Applications for the next course close at 12pm on Friday 17th July.

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By the end of the course, you will be able to:
  • Use logic to make and analyse an argument
  • Identify bad arguments and faulty reasoning
  • Evaluate the evidence, data or statistics used to support an argument
  • Identify whether emotions, bias or prejudice have influenced reasoning
  • Apply a range of critical thinking techniques to arguments in different contexts

Creative Problem Solving Course

Our Creative Problem Solving course will help you to come up with many innovative ideas, to craft those ideas and apply them in your own life. You will also develop your skills in creative expression, both verbally and visually and learn how to see problems from different perspectives.

Courses start: every other Monday
Next course starts: Monday 20th July
Class time: 12pm UK. Click here to find your time zone or contact us if your timezone is not displayed.

Applications for the next course close at 12pm on Friday 17th July.

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By the end of this course, you will be able to:
  • Develop curiosity for creative problem-solving
  • Generate lots of ideas
  • Be playful with your ideas
  • Refine and develop your ideas
  • Take risks and learn from mistakes
  • Persist with creative ideas
  • Develop your visual and verbal creativity
  • Be brave enough to share your creative ideas

Entrepreneurship Course

Our Entrepreneurship course helps you to generate, develop and refine your business ideas and will give you the confidence to start pitching your vision to others. Maximise your chances of founding a successful business by learning how to identify opportunities and how to use agile business principles used in start-up businesses and large corporations.

Courses start: every other Monday
Next course starts: Monday 20th July
Class time: 1pm UK. Click here to find your time zone or contact us if your timezone is not displayed.

Applications for the next course close at 12pm on Friday 17th July.

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By the end of this course, you will be able to:
  • Think and act like a successful entrepreneur
  • Identify problems and opportunities
  • Generate ideas that solve problems and/or have an impact
  • Test and validate your ideas and assumptions
  • Refine and iterate on an idea or solution
  • Pitch your idea to others

Making an Impact Course

Get your ideas and opinions heard and develop influencing skills to increase your leadership capabilities with our Making an Impact course. Become more assertive and learn how to influence others.

Courses start: every Monday
Next course starts: Monday 20th July
Class time: 9am UK. Click here to find your time zone or contact us if your timezone is not displayed.

Applications for the next course close at 12pm on Friday 17th July.

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By the end of this course, you will be able to:
  • Communicate your opinions clearly and confidently
  • Ask for what you want and say ‘no’ politely
  • Moderate your body language and tone of voice to make the right impression
  • Ask better questions and summarise what you hear
  • Build trust and empathise with others
  • Understand and implement different techniques to influence and persuade others

Public Speaking Course

This course will help you work on your delivery, for speeches and presentations. You will improve your ability to speak in all kinds of contexts, from formal speeches in front of an audience to informal presentations in class. We help you to make preparing and delivering a speech a smooth process with our techniques for planning and memorising your speech like a pro.

Courses start: every other Monday
Next course starts: Monday 27th July
Class time: 12pm UK. Click here to find your time zone or contact us if your timezone is not displayed.

Applications for the next course close at 12pm on Friday 24th July.

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By the end of this course, you will be able to:
  • Overcome your nerves and anxiety
  • Deal with difficult questions and interruptions
  • Engage your audience
  • Moderate your volume, pitch and tone for maximum impact
  • Highlight key points with pausing, pacing and signposting
  • Deliver your talks without a script

Research Skills Course

This course develops your ability to conduct independent research that goes far beyond your textbooks or basic internet searches. You will learn research techniques to help you plan and organise your research for essays and other projects. This course will increase your academic confidence by tackling more complex tasks with new reading strategies and help you structure the research process. You will learn about tools and techniques to save you time and how to evaluate and reference your sources correctly.

Courses start: every other Monday
Next course starts: Monday 27th July
Class time: 1pm UK. Click here to find your time zone or contact us if your timezone is not displayed.

Applications for the next course close at 12pm on Friday 24th July.

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By the end of this course, you will be able to:
  • Manage your research time in the most efficient way
  • Use tools and techniques to organise your research
  • Search more deeply for a wide range of sources
  • Evaluate sources for credibility
  • Use reading strategies to tackle complex texts
  • Draw your own conclusions based on research
  • Share your findings in a clear and convincing way

Verbal Communication Course

Our Verbal Communication course will help you to minimise stress and misunderstanding when interacting with others and to approach different types of conversation with confidence. You’ll learn how to interact more effectively with the people around you and be comfortable handling difficult questions and situations.

Courses start: every Monday
Next course starts: Monday 20th July
Class time: 11am UK. Click here to find your time zone or contact us if your timezone is not displayed.

Applications for the next course close at 12pm on Friday 17th July.

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By the end of the course, you will be able to:
  • Identify your communication strengths and weaknesses
  • Interact confidently and build rapport
  • Engage others by speaking clearly and expressively
  • Structure your message concisely
  • Handle difficult conversations

Writing Skills Course

Our Writing Skills course will teach you the techniques and you need to help you to produce your best work no matter what the essay question. Break the question down and plan your line of argument with confidence and get off to a flying start. You will learn how to save time with techniques for efficient planning and for writing introductions and conclusions like a pro. Explore your academic writing voice and learn how to express your ideas elegantly and accurately.

Courses start: every Monday
Next course starts: Monday 20th July
Class time: 8am UK. Click here to find your time zone or contact us if your timezone is not displayed.

Applications for the next course close at 12pm on Friday 17th July.

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By the end of this course, you will be able to:
  • Analyse the essay question and define your task
  • Techniques for efficient planning
  • Create a coherent structure
  • Develop an argument and write purposeful introductions and conclusions
  • Use appropriate language
  • Avoid plagiarism and use reference material appropriately
  • Check your essay for accuracy and consistency

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What our students say about EtonX courses

“During summer I participated in Public Speaking course and now I can say that these lessons significantly changed my life. With help of this program I won the presidential election and became the head of my Lyceum (high school). Nowadays I use gained knowledge in my everyday life and I know how to behave in front of large number of people or how to attract attention to myself.

Thanks to EtonX for this opportunity. Wishes come true.”

Dzmitry, Belarus

“This course helped me to develop an entrepreneurial mindset. Now I see business opportunities and ideas everywhere, which will surely help me in the future when starting a business. My favourite part of this course was group classes, because they not only let me put my knowledge to practical use but also gave me the opportunity to meet amazing teachers and classmates, not to mention, to improve my English skills.”

Rugilė, Lithuania

“In general I can describe my experience during the course as highly important for my professional and personal development as I started to understand myself and others better and finally came to understanding how to control my behavior and make use of it to articulate my point clearer. I think of it as a crucial experience for me as I still use the pieces of information I’ve got from there and I’d love to learn more by attending your new course.”

Tatiana, Russia