A pupil at a prestigious boarding school has won an engineering scholarship to help her study for A-levels.

Shirley Wang, 17, who attends Roedean School for girls, was awarded an Arkwright Scholarship, which means she will get £250 a year to buy books and materials.

The design and technology department at the school in Roedean Way, Brighton, will also receive £225 for the next two years.

Shirley had to pass an aptitude paper demonstrating flair and originality in solving engineering design problems and present GCSE work to a panel of interviewers earlier this year.

She was shortlisted for an interview with assessors at a university and took part in a team exercise.

The Arkwright Trust encourages the most talented to consider a career in the field of design and engineering.

Hundreds of pupils applied for the scholarships, more than 280 were interviewed and 170 scholarships were awarded.

Shirley will be formally presented with the scholarship by the Institution of Electrical Engineers in London in October.