WASSCE / WAEC Elective / Further Mathematics Syllabus

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Aims of the WASSCE / WAEC Elective / Further Mathematics Syllabus

The aims of the syllabus are to test candidates on:

  • further conceptual and manipulative skills in Mathematics;
  • an intermediate course of study which bridges the gap between Elementary Mathematics and Higher Mathematics;
  • aspects of mathematics that can meet the needs of potential Mathematicians, Engineers, Scientists and other professionals.

 

Examination Format

There will be two papers both of which must be taken.

PAPER 1: (Objective) 1½ hours (50 marks)
PAPER 2: (Essay) 2½ hours (100 marks)
PAPER 1 (50 marks) This will contain forty multiple-choice questions, testing the
areas common to the two alternatives of the syllabus, made up
of twenty-four from Pure Mathematics, eight from Statistics and
Probability and eight from Vectors and Mechanics. Candidates
are expected to attempt all the questions.
PAPER 2 This will contain two sections – A and B.
SECTION A (48 marks) This will consist of eight compulsory questions that are
elementary in type, drawn from the areas common to both
alternatives as for Paper 1 with four questions drawn from Pure
Mathematics, two from Statistics and Probability and two from
Vectors and Mechanics.
SECTION B (52 marks) This will consist of ten questions of greater length and difficulty
consisting of three parts as follows:
PART I (PURE MATHEMATICS) There will be four questions with two drawn from the
common areas of the syllabus and one from each
alternatives X and Y.
PART II (STATISTICS AND PROBABILITY) – There will be three questions with two drawn
from common areas of the syllabus and one
from alternative X.
PART III (VECTORS AND MECHANICS) There will be three questions with two drawn
from common areas of the syllabus and one from
alternative X.

 

Candidates will be expected to answer any four questions with at least one from each part.

Electronic calculators of the silent, cordless and non-programmable type may be used in these papers. Only the calculator should be used; supplementary material such as instruction leaflets, notes on programming must in no circumstances be taken into the examination hall. Calculators with paper type output must not be used. No allowance will be made for the failure of a calculator in the examination.

A silent, cordless and non-programmable calculator is defined as follows:

  • It must not have audio or noisy keys or be operated in such a way as to disturb other candidates;
  • It must have its own self-contained batteries (rechargeable or dry) and not always be dependent on a mains supply;
  • It must not have the facility for magnetic card input or plug-in modules of programme instructions.

 

Detailed Syllabus

In addition to the following topics, harder questions may be set on the General Mathematics/ Mathematics (Core) syllabus.

In the column for CONTENTS, more detailed information on the topics to be tested is given while the limits imposed on the topics are stated under NOTES.

NOTE:

Alternative X shall be for Further Mathematics candidates, since the topics therein are peculiar to Further Mathematics.

Alternative Y shall be for Mathematics (Elective) candidates, since the topics therein are peculiar to Mathematics (Elective).

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10 Responses

  1. kyle adikaa says:

    What does waec want students to solve E-Mathematics

  2. Ike Welch says:

    Where can I download WASSCE general math syllabus

  3. Gimma says:

    Thanks a lot for sharing this.

  4. daniel says:

    I need the specimens to biology, agric, and chemistry.. Please where can I find it

  5. Gayaamusu says:

    Pls i need The 2016 E-maths syllabus but cant find it

    • Giovanni says:

      Hello Gayaamusu. It’s there now. It’s always been there. I just didn’t change the text from 2015 to 2016, but that’s the latest syllabus.

  6. Olubanke Anibi says:

    How do I get the table of contents for Further Mathematics/Mathematics (Elective)

    • Giovanni says:

      Hello. Olubanke. Read the content of this page, then download or view the pdf file of the WASSCE Further / Elective Maths syllabus online.

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