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Avoid­ing maths soon won’t be an op­tion for many, writes

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CHOOS­ING higher-level math­e­mat­ics at school could be the first step to en­sur­ing your fu­ture em­ploy­a­bil­ity.

Stu­dents are be­ing urged to choose at least in­ter­me­di­ate maths, amid pre­dic­tions more study path­ways – both univer­sity and vo­ca­tional – will re­quire maths pre­req­ui­sites in the fu­ture. One univer­sity an­nounced it will soon re­quire stu­dents to com­plete at least in­ter­me­di­ate maths to be el­i­gi­ble for 46 of its cour­ses, in­clud­ing eco­nom­ics, com­merce, en­gi­neer­ing and IT, psy­chol­ogy, phar­macy, vet science and science.

Group Train­ing Aus­tralia says a solid maths back­ground is al­ready re­quired for stu­dents in vo­ca­tional ed­u­ca­tion.

Year 10 stu­dents Bonita Ham­mond-Brown and Su­san Prashanth al­ready plan to choose maths in their se­nior years but say the move to adopt maths pre­req­ui­sites will lead to many other stu­dents re­view­ing their sub­ject choices.

“I have friends that do not like maths and are prob­a­bly plan­ning to give it up as soon as pos­si­ble,” Ham­mond-Brown says. FULL STORY BACK PAGE

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