ALL pupils must study maths to the age of 18, declares Rishi Sunak trends now
Every pupil in England will study maths to the age of 18 under plans to be laid out by Rishi Sunak today.
In his first major intervention on education since entering office, the Prime Minister will set out his aim to ensure young people are better equipped for the ‘jobs of the future’ by combating high rates of innumeracy in the UK.
Pupils will be forced to take ‘some form’ of maths delivered either through new courses or existing qualifications such as A-levels, T-levels and Core Maths.
Drawing on his own experience at private boarding school Winchester College, the Prime Minister is expected to say in a major speech: ‘This is personal for me. Every opportunity I’ve had in life began with the education I was so fortunate to receive.
Pupils will be forced to take ‘some form’ of maths delivered either through new courses or existing qualifications such as A-levels, T-levels and Core Maths
‘And it’s the single most important reason why I came into politics: To give every child the highest possible standard of education.
‘Thanks to the reforms we’ve introduced since 2010, and the hard work of so many excellent teachers, we’ve made incredible progress.
‘With the right plan – the right commitment to excellence – I see no reason why we cannot rival the best