A-Level students who excel in maths and physics are to be offered £15,000 towards the cost of going to university, if they agree to become a teacher after graduation.
The move, announced as part of a package of measures, aims to boost the number of maths and physics teachers in schools, allowing undergraduates to get a teaching qualification alongside their degree.
Education Secretary Nicky Morgan says there is a need for excellent teachers in every classroom, to prepare children for life in modern Britain.
As well as attracting more high-quality candidates to teach maths and physics, she claims the initiative will further raise the status of teaching as a rewarding career for students.
Teenagers will be eligible for a bursary to help cover their university costs while they study for a degree in either maths or physics, if they commit to teach for at least three years once they have graduated.
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