Israeli arrival enjoys the star treatment

By Sandy Rashty, August 23, 2012
Re'em Moskovitz

Re'em Moskovitz

Four years after moving from Israel to London with his family, Re’em Moskovitz was the standout A-level student at Bushey’s Immanuel College, receiving A*s in maths, further maths, biology, chemistry and physics.

“It was difficult when I moved here,” Re’em recalled. “It was a culture shock, especially because my English wasn’t good and I was bombarded by information that I had to learn so fast.

“My English teachers and friends helped me learn the language and bridge the culture gap.”

His subject choices reflected a long-standing interest in scientific disciplines — “they’re more universal and I’m able to understand them across the worldwide barrier. Some of my exams required essay or long answers and I found explaining with the right words quite painful.

“Making the most of the time I had was essential.”

Re’em decided against a gap year because he did not want to interrupt his education. He’s not yet sure what he wants to do long-term. “I’ve chosen a very broad course as I don’t want to specialise too quickly. “In the end I suspect that I’ll go into biochemisty or psychology.”

He is currently holidaying in China but spent last summer working on research into a potential cancer cure at Haifa Technion, assisting Nobel Prize-winning scientist Irwin Rose.

Last updated: 4:02pm, August 23 2012