Rishi Sunak to make maths compulsory for pupils until age 18

Not preparing pupils for jobs of the future would be ‘letting our children down’, PM to say

Kate Devlin
Tuesday 03 January 2023 20:34 GMT
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Rishi Sunak will unveil plans to make it compulsory to study some form of maths until the age of 18, in a drive to ensure the UK rivals the best education systems in the world.

However, the change will not come about until after the next election, which opinion polls currently suggest the Conservatives will lose to Labour.

In his first public engagement of the year, Mr Sunak will use a speech in central London to warn that the jobs of the future will require more analytical skills than ever before.

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