Eton College was founded in 1440 by King Henry VI. The College originally had 70 Kings Scholars or Collegers who lived in the College and were educated free, and a small number of Oppidans who lived in the town of Eton and paid for their education.
promoting the best habits of independent thought and learning in the pursuit of excellence; providing a broadly-based education designed to enable all boys to discover their strengths, and to make the most of their talents within Eton and beyond; engendering respect for individuality, difference, the importance of teamwork and the contribution that each boy makes to the life of the school and the community; fostering self-confidence, enthusiasm, perseverance, tolerance and integrity Eton's Aims
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There are basic subjects: English, literature, history, mathematics, physics, foreign languages, etc. Probably the main difference is that in addition to core subjects, there is a wide selection of extras. For example, their department teaches 10 foreign languages. Electives also include sports, music, drama, oratory, etc.
Some interesting facts Many terms that are used here are incomprehensible outside the school. For example, the word lesson or class is not used at Eton. Division is used instead. In the 15th century, the classroom was separated by a wooden division, hence the word, which is confusing to the uninitiated. There are hundreds if not thousands of such examples. There are many archaisms in Eton English. Newly employed teachers are issued a special Eton dictionary. This language tradition has remained unchanged for the past 500 years.