Further News


(Online) IB and A-Level Revision Courses in the Easter holidays - places still available

If your child is still feeling unconfident in one or two of his or her IB/A level subjects, you can book a so-called "Revision Course" during Easter holidays. In preparation for the final exams in May/June, the subjects chosen will be taught intensively over two or three days. If you are interested, please contact us. 


IB (International Baccalaureate) allows the use of ChatGPT

The IB (International Baccalaureate) is not going to ban the use of ChatGTP but will work with schools to help them support their students on how to use these tools ethically in line with our principles of academic integrity. It should be clear that AI-generated text, image or graph included in a piece of work, has been copied from such software. 

Statement from the IB about ChatGPT


Haileybury: "One day more " - In remembrance of the opening of the school after the long Covid-19 Lockdown

On 8 March 2021, on the day two years ago the English schools revived after a lockdown of more than eight weeks and reopened their doors with strict hygiene concepts. The Haileybury team expressed their enthusiasm for the return of their students to campus in a special message: One Day More - The Haileybury Edit 


Webinar by Keystone Tutors: Top Tips for School Entrance Interviews

Many of our families are currently visiting schools in England. During these visits or as part of the entrance tests, candidates have to conduct an interview. To help you prepare for such an (often demanding) interview with a Headmaster, Deputy Head or Registrar, you can watch a webinar on this topic hosted by our partners from Keystone Tutors:  Top Tips School Entrance Interviews - Keystone Tutors


Rugby School visits Cologne and Munich

On 16 and 17 March Rugby School is offering one-to-one appointments in Cologne and Munich for families of the Glasmacher Schulberatung. If you are interested, please call us at 0049-89-384054-0 or send us an email at victoria.muntendorf@glasmacher.de 



Safer Internet Day 2023 on 7 February 2023

On Tuesday, 7 February 2023, the international Safer Internet Day will take place for the 20th time. Many English schools are participating with their own projects to raise awareness about safe and responsible use of digital media.

Here are some good suggestions from the UK Safer Internet Centre to help parents and students


Downside School: The power of positive thinking

James, a 14 year old student at Downside School, took the opportunity to speak about alopecia and positive thinking to the pupils and staff of his school.  "Let's not make ourselves the victim of our worries, but to be the hero of our own life stories instead." James shares his message about alopecia and positive thinking.


Felsted School's excellent blog on ChatGPT

A new AI software is currently in the news: "Chat GPT" - a dialogue-based chatbot that uses artificial intelligence to write highly convincing essays, poems and even speeches. Chris Townsend, Headmaster of Felsted School, has dedicated his latest blog entry to the risks and benefits for education: Senior Head's Blog: Under the Influence of Artificial Intelligence | Posts Page (felsted.org)


This 'It’s Not OK: Preventing sexism and sexual harassment in schools' campaign

With the slogan "It's Not Okay", the British "National Education Union - NEU" has started a nationwide campaign in schools to prevent sexism and sexual harassment. More information on the campaign: Preventing sexism & sexual harassment | NEU

The BSA - Boarding School's Association regularly informs its members about important information concerning the quality management of British boarding schools. 


Visit of Oswestry School in Munich

Peter Middleton, Headmaster of Oswestry School and Ferdinand, who is interested in this British school, harmonised so well with each other when they met in our office on 18 November that the following joint Star Jump was an easy task for both of them!

Foto Ferdinand


Open Challenge: "The Ageing Population & Social Change" on 19/12/22

The digital programme series "Catalyst" of Winchester College deals with current social topics in an interdisciplinary way. In this context, Catalyst is inviting students to an "Open Challenge" on 19 December, a digital event on the topic of "The Ageing Population & Social Change". The event aims to reach the most curious students to explore an often-overlooked change, that of ageing populations and the impact that elderly populations have in driving societal change.

The event lasts 3 hours and is free of charge.

More information about the programm "The Ageing Population & Social Change"

The number of participants is limited to 30. If you are interested, please send an email to: catalyst@wincoll.ac.uk 


Webinar: „Headmaster Interview & How to Prepare“ on 15/11/22

For all pupils, admission to an English school involves an interview conducted either by the Headmaster, the Deputy Head or also by another teacher. The aim of the interviews is usually to test the English of the German-speaking candidate. In addition, the school also wants to get to know the personality, character and interests of the young applicant and find out whether he or she is a good fit for the school and, conversely, whether the school is the right one for the student. A good interview in which you can present yourself authentically even in a foreign language is therefore crucial for the selection process. 

In our webinar, we explain what is important in an interview, which questions are often asked and how you can make an interview interesting as an applicant.

Tuesday, 15 November at 7:00pm (approx. 1 hour)
To register, please send an email to: info@glasmacher.de 

PPT of the Webinar


Webinar: „The CAT4 Test & How to Prepare” on 20/10/22

In recent years, many schools have started to test the general cognitive abilities of applicants rather than the subject knowledge of individual school subjects in the written tests. The most commonly used test is the "Cognitive Abilities Test" or CAT4. But what exactly is behind this diagnostic test procedure that is supposed to analyse how individual pupils learn and what their individual academic potential is?

Thursday, 20 Oktober at 7:00pm (approx. 1 hour)
To register, please send an email to:  info@glasmacher.de 

PPT of the Webinar


Last-minute boarding places

The school year has just started and your child realises that, like some of his or her classmates, he or she would have liked to go abroad. You are welcome to spontaneously apply for a stay in England during this school year. Some English schools still have places available at short notice.

We will be happy to advise you.


How to prepare for your start at boarding school

The start of term in September is fast approaching and the excitement is mounting! What an adventure: new school, new country, new culture, new language and of course… all those new faces! All our pupils find themselves in exactly the same situation and rest assured, most settle into boarding school-life in Britain within a few days or weeks.  This is in no small part due to the excellent preparation for new starters provided by the schools, supported of course by their families. That includes help with administrative hurdles and packing lists, as well as making sure that children feel emotionally ready to take this big step. 

In our webinar "Packing up and Settling in: How to Prepare for your Start at Boarding School" last year, our guests shared tips that are still relevant. 

See our webinar recording: https://vimeo.com/565575630/b0dace406a

Top Tips for Joining a British Boarding School



IB results 2022 published

Results are now available online for all IB students who took their final exams in May this year:

How to get results - Diploma Programme - International Baccalaureate