All pupils in England will be tested on their times tables before they leave primary school at the age of 11, the government has announced.

It has been reported that 3,000 children will be piloted before the scheme to test pupils up to 12x12 are implemented in 2017.

Education secretary Nicky Morgan said that maths was a "non-negotiable aspect of a good education," according to the BBC.

Presumably, under the new plans, British children will feel more confident about reciting their times tables in public than, erm, Nicky Morgan herself

Or prime minister David Cameron

Or even chancellor George Osborne...

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