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Student Profile: Rachel Fuhrmann

Rachel Fuhrmann, a current Year 12 student at the British School of Warsaw gained the highest mark in the world for her Cambridge IGCSE Physical Education examination in 2013.

The IGCSE PE course is made up of 40% theory and 60% practical, including an assessment on 4 different sports. After experiencing a number of different sporting activities throughout the course, including skiing, climbing and hill walking and camp craft, Rachel chose trampolining, cross-country running, orienteering and swimming as her 4 sports. The IGCSE includes a 12 page piece of coursework analysing and improving performance in a chosen sport, Rachel chose swimming.

Rachel achieved 95% overall, and 100% for her practical work, securing her an A* for IGCSE PE.

“I really enjoyed the opportunity to try out many different sports and learn the different skills needed to be successful in that field. The theory was a really interesting aspect for me as I had not yet had the chance to learn in depth about our bodies and how they function. Having Miss Martin as our teacher was inspiring. Her knowledge of the subject, motivation and hard work was crucial to all our success.”

Rachel  is a very talented sports woman and has always been committed to the sports department at The British School, Warsaw. She has represented the school across the world in various sports tournaments and matches since she was in Year 5, most recently visiting The English International School of Prague for the Annual Key Stage 4 and 5 Nord Anglia Education sports tournament, where she captained the Warsaw team.

Rachel is currently studying six subjects for her IB diploma at The British School, Warsaw and hopes to go on to university in the UK.