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  Brainy kids academy for Warwick
Updated 19 February 2002, 12.47
Girls in a science lesson
A talent search is on across England to find 100 brainy Einsteins for a summer school for talented kids.

The Academy for Gifted and Talented Youth is to be set up at Warwick University in July 2002.

It's part of a government scheme for very clever children aged 11 to 16.

Fancy a bit of biotechnology?

Fact File
What does gifted and talented mean?
Gifted: 'academic ability' in one or more subject areas
Talented: ability in creative arts or sports

Brainy children often don't feel they make the most of their talents at their own schools.

So the academy will give them the chance to do subjects they wouldn't get to do, like archaeology and biotechnology.

Although parents will have to pay for some of the services at the academy, the government says this shouldn't prevent children from poorer families going there.

Most of the cash needed to run it will come from tax money, businesses and the university.

Those who want to go to the school will be tested and they'll have to do well in SATs and world-class tests too.

Click here to try some world class test questions

Summer school classes start in July and run until August. From 2003, its hoped there will be 900 places available.

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