A teenager could swap Northumberland Park for New England after being offered an Ivy League scholarship in the United States.

Carnun Marcus-Page, 18, of Mount Pleasant Road, Tottenham, has been offered a free scholarship to study physics at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire.

He said: “It’s the beginning of a great adventure. My ambition is to become a physicist. When I graduate from Dartmouth I’ll return to the UK for my post graduate studies and who knows, maybe do some teaching too.

“I am hoping that my American experience will inform my perspectives.

“I’m hoping that staying in touch with my family and friends should be easy, what with Skype and social media and stuff, and I expect my visits back home will be pretty busy and intense as I catch up with everyone at once.

“I’ll miss everyone but this opportunity is too good to miss.”

The four-year scholarship worth more than $250,000 (£165,000) is being funded by Dartmouth College, which was made aware of Carnun, who studies at Woodhouse College in Woodhouse Road, Finchley, thanks to the Sutton Trust and the Fulbright Commission.

The Sutton Trust is an educational charity in the UK which aims to improve social mobility and address educational disadvantage.

The US-UK Fulbright Commission (established in 1948) is a non-profit organisation that aims to foster mutual cultural understanding through educational exchange between both nations.

Principle of Woodhouse College John Rubinstein said: “This is the first time we have had one of our students apply to a US college, so for Carnun to get a scholarship to a major Ivy League university is amazing.

“We are thrilled for Carnun especially to get such a generous scholarship, it couldn’t happen to a nicer and more deserving person.”