£ 42,000 per year Eton College offers FREE online study courses for UK teens


Eton College is offering free self-study courses to British teens during the Covid-19 pandemic, it has been announced.

The private school said its principal, Simon Henderson, had written to principals of public high schools offering access to its online learning platform, EtonX.

The college, which has Prime Minister Boris Johnson, The Duke of Cambridge and The Duke of Sussex among its alumni, also offers free accommodation for key workers who need a place to live as their own families are self-reliant. isolate due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The private school said its principal, Simon Henderson, had written to principals of public high schools offering access to its online learning platform, EtonX.

EtonX courses will initially be aimed at students in 11 and 13 years, those who were required to pass their GCSE and A-levels, or equivalent qualifications, depending on the college.

Exams have been canceled this year and schools closed as part of attempts to slow the spread of Covid-19.

Eton said: “At a time when UK schools are closed and adapt to digital learning, it is more important than ever that all education stakeholders work in partnership for the benefit of young people.

The college counts Prime Minister Boris Johnson among its alumni

Prince Harry is also a former student

The college counts Prime Minister Boris Johnson among its alumni, as well as Prince Harry, Duke of Cambridge

“EtonX’s self-study courses are specially designed to be delivered 100% online and include a full range of engaging learning materials, with a personal action plan and end-of-course assessment for each learner.

“The courses are made available free of charge to all public secondary schools in the UK, for use when individual schools feel that EtonX can complement the great work their staff are already doing, under difficult circumstances.”

The school, where fees are over £ 42,000 a year, also said it offered accommodation in its empty boarding schools “for key adult workers, where they need alternative accommodation because their own families are self-isolating ”.

The first workers are due to arrive from Monday.

Meanwhile, another fee-paying school, The Perse School, Cambridge, has developed a new free online math program for ages 11 to 16 in partnership with former math teacher and coding entrepreneur Rob Percival.

Students watch short films of a virtual math teacher explaining a topic and practical examples, then can choose problems to solve.

As they resolve the issue, the tutor offers help and advice.

EtonX courses will initially be aimed at students in 11 and 13 years, those who were required to pass their GCSE and A-levels, or equivalent qualifications, depending on the college.

EtonX courses will initially be aimed at students in 11 and 13 years, those who were required to pass their GCSE and A-levels, or equivalent qualifications, depending on the college.


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