How effective is making maths and science mandatory in Yr. 11 & 12 for students in Australia?

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How effective is making maths and science mandatory in Yr. 11 & 12 for students in Australia?
1 Would it be a positive change?
1.1 Students would develop their STEM skills
1.2 Basic background knowledge
1.3 Creates a more intelligent community
1.4 Creates more jobs- people have skills requirement that future employers are looking for
2 Would it be a negative change?
2.1 Will the nation’s success rate drop?
2.2 Increase in yr. 11 and 12 drop outs?
2.3 Current struggling students will suffer
2.4 Limit to subject choice
2.5 No prerequisites required
3 Gov P.O.V
3.1 Aust. Maths and science rates compared to other countries, have dropped dramatically
3.2 Pyne thinks it will allow students to develop STEM skills- gain better employment, fast and have a wide selection of job opportunities
3.3 Believes that it will positively effects students, even if they don’t know it yet.
4 Students P.O.V
4.1 Get feedback from surveys
4.1.1 Hate it - Why?
4.1.2 Love it- Why?
4.2 Compare what Aus. students Edu to China & Finland Students. Why are their results so much better.
4.2.1 Teaching methods?
4.2.2 Naturally better?
4.2.2.1 Way they are raised?
4.2.2.2 Cultural expectations?
5 International Comparison
5.1 Is maths and science mandatory anywhere else
5.1.1 In China, Russia, Finland, South Korea and Singapore. Math is compulsory until the end of school.
5.1.2 Across the USA it is a requirement for high school graduation.
5.1.3 In the UK is it not a requirement for Yr 12 but is a requirement for Yr 11
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