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NSW to have compulsory Maths in Year 12?

Posted on 24 October 2018
NSW to have compulsory Maths in Year 12?
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Education Minister Rob Stokes have launched a new HSC maths course for "everyday life" which will be trialled in schools next year to boost the number of students studying maths through to the final years of school.

According to The Age article, the Premier is leading the push to have every NSW student studying maths in year 12.

"We have done well to encourage students to study maths, with about 82 per cent currently taking up maths-based subjects in their HSC," Ms Berejiklian said. "we hope to see this number get closer to 100 per cent."

Last year, 4.18 per cent of HSC students studied Maths Extension 2, the highest level maths subject available.

Additionally, 100 new specialist maths teachers for primary schools will be recruited over the next five years to support maths in the early schooling years.
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