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Australian students could be forced to study maths in year 12

Australian students could soon be forced to complete a maths-based subject in year 12 if they want to attend university.

Federal Education Minister Simon Birmingham joined Tom Elliott on Monday to explain the education spending which will be unveiled in tomorrow’s federal budget, which will outline a ‘back to basics’ approach to reading and maths.

That is set to include greater requirements on students to study maths and science.

Currently, English is the only compulsory subject for students.

‘This would be phased in over a decade,’ he said.

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