Rachel Fuhrmann, a current Year 12 student has received a certificate from the Cambridge Examination Board for gaining the highest mark in the world for her Cambridge IGCSE Physical Education examination.
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. However, Rachel could have chosen any number of sporting activities from the course to be assessed on as she is a very talented sports woman. 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 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. As a well-rounded student, Rachel still has her options open for her future. Her current aim is to study economics. We look forward to seeing what this bright student does next.