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