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Frequently Asked Questions
Profile and Payment
A. By clicking on any of the ‘Register a Student’ links throughout the site.
A. When you have registered an account you will be sent a verification email, click on this email and it will take you to the Log In page where you will be asked to pay for the child’s subscription via PayPal. Once payment is made you can create the student’s profile.
A. Only Educational Advisors and Schools can register more than one student and to do this they must register for an account first. If a parent wishes to register more than one of their children then they will need to register each one separately. The same email address can not be used for multiple registrations.
A. No, you can save the profile at any time and go back to add more information or edit it at a later stage. When you have completed the profile you click ‘Completed Profile’ to send it out to schools.
A. Please click here
to be taken to the ‘Creating a Profile’ page.
A. The simple answer to this is ‘yes’ if you want to stand out to the schools, but you can send a profile to schools without one but we do highly recommend making a short video. It is simple to do and the schools will appreciate it.
A. No. The grades entered must match those in the ‘Latest Report’ uploaded.
A. If you can not provide such grades then you must ensure your latest report is uploaded in English. We would highly recommend that the student applying sits UKiset (www.ukiset.com). Their UKiset results can then be added to their profile and schools will use these results to get a better understanding of the student’s abilities.
A. No. Select all the qualifications or courses relevant to the entry year of the child so that their profile is sent to all relevant schools. The schools will then discuss this matter with you should they choose to engage with you.
A. No. If the child has not yet decided which subjects they wish to study the schools can discuss this with you should they choose to engage with you.
A. Yes. You can select as many as you like. We strongly recommend that you keep your options open and consider all locations and types of schools as this will allow more schools to see the student’s profile and increase your chances of finding the perfect school.
A. Yes. They can create a Student Profile. The schools that contact your representative will want to discuss the student’s personal statement with the student, so this must be written by the student themselves and passed to the representative for them to upload to the student’s profile.
A. The student can visit the representative’s office to record their video or they can record their video on their mobile phone, tablet or laptop and email it to the representative. The representative can then upload the link to the student’s profile. The representative can also provide the student’s log in details so that the student can record the video into their profile on their own.
A. The schools will contact the representative. Many schools will work with representative. Some however prefer to deal directly with the parents, which is why we ask if one of the parents speaks English.
A. Yes. A representative can represent as many children as they want on Which British School.
A. Not yet. The student’s profile will be sent to all matched schools. The student is matched to these schools using a filtering system. The filters used include location, entry year, chosen course or qualification, type of school and academic criteria. At any time however, schools can search the entire Which British School Student Directory to look for a suitable student to join their school. So even top schools that suddenly find themselves with a place available could search the Directory and contact a student late in the year by using the main Directory. From September 2015 parents can select their first choice school. The system will first match the student’s profile to the chosen school and if it is a match it will be sent on to the school. If it is not the profile will be filtered through the system and sent to suitable schools for consideration.
A. The school will send a message to the parents or their representative to say that they are interested in the student. The parent and/or representative can then review the school’s profile, which will contain links to their website. We highly recommend that a conversation is had with the school (s) that express an interest in a student. If possible, we also strongly recommend visiting the schools.
A. Yes. If a student is lucky enough to receive invitations from more than one school it is a good idea to have a conversation with the schools before a decision is made as to which one to pursue.
A. No. The student will still have to sit any necessary entry tests, and be interviewed before an offer can be made. Some schools will only make an offer once the student and their family have visited the school.
A. When certain fields are changed in the student’s profile, their profile will be added to all relevant schools’ ‘Directory of Suitable Students’.
A. It is not possible to say as this will depend on their entry criteria and school requirements.
A. The majority of our members are independent schools that offer day and boarding. They are a mix of highly selective, selective and non selective prestigious schools. Only state schools that offer boarding can become members at this time. We also work with International Study Centres, Summer School providers, Tutorial Colleges and 6th Form Colleges.
A. These are schools that support and prepare students that wish to enter a mainstream school whose English is not yet good enough for them to cope with the fast paced life of a mainstream school. ISCs are also an excellent way to prepare a student for boarding school life and introduce them to the British culture before they start their new school. Most ISCs have 4 terms rather than 3 like the mainstream schools, which means that a student can start at an ISC at the beginning of Easter (in March) or over summer before they start at their new school in September. Which British School highly recommends ISCs to students with weak English language skills whether highly academic or not because time spent at an ISC will greatly improve their chances of achieving top grades in their exams.