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Teens urged to study maths for 'everyday life'

Tens of thousands of teenagers are to be encouraged to study a new maths qualification, which covers topics relevant to every day life.

Teens are being encouraged to complete a new 'relevant' maths qualification. Credit: Press Association

Ministers have announced fresh details of new courses for 16 to 18-year-olds, which they say will give youngsters the numeracy skills they need for the workplace.

The courses are aimed at teenagers who score at least a C in GCSE maths but then usually drop the subject, the Government said.

They will include topics like statistics, probability and advanced calculation, the Department for Education said.