When I was a kid, some of my friends got rewarded monetarily for good grades. $20 for an A, $10 for a B, $5 for a C, etc. My parents did not subscribe to this method of bribery, feeling that learning is its own reward.
Well screw that! The Council for Industry and Higher Education in the UK has just released a report calling for the government to stop the ever-accelerating exodus from math and science at there A-level schools by providing cash rewards for good scores. I doubt very seriously that this is going to bring many new students into the fray, but it just may be the extra incentive that a good student needs to become a great student. I realize I am advocating something that many may find thoroughly atrocious. In many ways, I agree. But there's no arguing with the almighty dollar- or in this case the pound.
Seriously, throw a little of that cash my way.