The chancellor revealed the plans during the Budget today, saying it was part of his moves to help the future.
Great for companies looking for willing graduates to fill STEM jobs, but there might be a few humanities students cowering under the tables.
Wait, did he just dangle compulsory maths A-Level? I am so glad I never, ever have to go to school again.— Jess Brammar (@jessbrammar) March 16, 2016
Bad luck those school students who hate maths, may become compulsory up to age 18 #budget2016— Emma Wall (@EmmaSmWall) March 16, 2016
Compulsory maths a levels?! And they say that wanted to delegate more powers to schools— Mia (@ShepherdMia) March 16, 2016
The announcement came as part of a number of measures, including plans to turn all primary and secondary schools into academies by 2022.
Osborne also revealed plans to extend the school day "for those that want offer their pupils a wider range of activities, including extra sport".
It will be voluntary for schoolsl and compulsory for those students whose institution takes it up.
The funds will be provided from a sugar levy on soft drinks to make "a Britain fit for the future".