Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Talented Teenagers Sought for Free Tuition

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Talented Teenagers Sought for Free Tuition

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TWO pupils with a strong interest in engineering will receive fully funded sixth form places at Newcastle's Royal Grammar School.

Applications for places are invited from boys and girls in state secondary schools who will be completing their GCSEs in summer 2015.

Successful students will have to demonstrate a strong interest in, and aptitude for, engineering as a future career, will be predicted A or A* grades in maths and science subjects at GCSE, and will be prepared to follow A-levels in STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and maths).

The school fees are being paid for by the Reece Foundation, which was set up by North East engineer and businessman Dr Alan Reece.

The only extras are school dinners, music lessons and extra-curricular trips. The school provides all books, exam entry fees and a host of extra-curricular activities within the school fee.

Headmaster Dr Bernard Trafford said: "We share the passion of the Reece Foundation for encouraging young people into engineering. …

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