Since the 2002/03 school year, bavarian secondary schools have had the option of taking the internationally recognized cambridge B1 preliminary examination (PET) in the ninth grade. The georg-hartmann-realschule forchheim has been involved from the very beginning, and hundreds of students have now taken part in the competition, prepared by english teacher thomas krauser.
This year again, 30 linguistically gifted participants took up the challenge. With an incredible 168 out of 170 points, schoolgirl linda katz not only achieved the best result to date at the realschule forchheim, but also in the entire government district of upper franconia. Ministerial representative johannes koller took this outstanding achievement as an opportunity to congratulate the schoolgirl personally on her success.
Together with the principal jurgen kretschmann and her english teacher thomas krauser, a congratulatory letter from the cambridge university and a gift certificate were presented to the proud and overjoyed student in the classroom amidst loud applause.
Since eleven other students from class 9 D also participated very successfully in PET, they were also presented with their certificates at the same time.
The language diploma is issued by the university of cambridge and demonstrates knowledge and skills in english at the international level B1 of the common european framework of reference for languages. In concrete terms, this means that the so-called "four skills of a foreign language, i.E. Listening, writing and speaking, respectively. The understanding of texts (reading) as well as the speaking skills (speaking) are evaluated. Especially with regard to job applications in the globalized and digitalized world, this certificate can be of decisive importance.