There have been lots of tutorials when it comes to JAMB subject combinations, and in most cases, the JAMB syllabus will ask candidates to pick any subject from Art subjects to complete their combination. What most of them fail to understand is that not all of us knows the Nine (9) core Art subjects in Waec.
This has compelled me to write on this topic today. Are you are an art student, or you aspire to study art courses, then it is of utmost importance that you bear in mind that your final year examination questions will be formed from WAEC subjects for art students and the subjects you selected during registration.
Thousands of students sit for the WAEC examination on a yearly basis, and it is compulsory that candidates must select a maximum of 9 WAEC subjects for the examination. What this means is that your selection of WAEC art subjects must not exceed 9.
In secondary schools, mostly in SS1 – SS2, students are mandated to choose a specific subject area. This subject area is the student’s course of study or the dream occupation of what they want to be in the future. There are three subject areas that Senior secondary students can pick their subject are. The three categories of students are:
- Science students.
- Art students.
- Commercial students.
Today’s article is specifically based on Art students, which is while it’s bolded above. In the WAEC examination, every art students are required to select a maximum of 9 subjects, and cannot go below eight (8) subjects (meaning you must either select a maximum of 9 subjects, or minimum of 8 subjects).
The 9 core Art Subjects in WAEC.
It may surprise so many secondary school students in Nigeria to note that there are more than 20 possible subjects available for art students to fill in the necessary subject required by the WAEC examination board.
The art subjects include all of either of the following:
- English language.
- Civic Education.
- Literature in English.
- Government or history.
- Christian/Islamic religious studies .
- Language (Igbo, Hausa, and Yoruba).
- One trade subject.
The subjects listed above are mandatory for every art student in WAEC. However, there are other subjects you can actually pick and use to replace any of the above-listed art subjects that connotes with your choice of course/profession. They include:
- Agricultural science.
- Arabic Studies.
Is English language and Mathematics Compulsory Art Subjects in WAEC?
English Language and Mathematics are the two popular subjects in the world, and is not new to any secondary school student, based on the fact that students have been taught these subjects in their school curriculum right from a very young age.
In essence, English Language and Mathematics form the core of WAEC subjects for all art students.
It is impossible to see any student who have not studied Mathematics or English Language right from their Primary school days. When it comes western Education formation, students will pass through various subjects as they progress through classes, but it is compulsory that every student study English language and mathematics from their first day in Primary school till their last day in the secondary school.
This goes to prove that both the English language and mathematics prowess cannot be denied in academics.
The same goes to art students. As an art student, it is mandatory that you sit for the English language and mathematics examination in WAEC.
However, after you WAEC examination, depending on your choice of course you want to study in any higher institution either in Nigeria or abroad, you’ll have the option of either adding any other subjects related to your profession.
Art Subjects in WAEC FAQ.
Are languages compulsory for every art student?
The answer is No. Igbo, Hausa, Yoruba languages etc are not compulsory when choosing the WAEC subjects you want to write in WAEC examination. Registering for any language subject is not compulsory for any art student or any student of any study area. It’s an optional subject for WAEC candidates, depending whether you want to study that language or related course in the tertiary institution.
How many Trade Subjects can Art Student register in WAEC?
When it comes to WAEC subject selection for art students, Art students are advised to register for only one trade subject.
Currently, we have over 30 trade subjects available for selection in WAEC. However, as an art students, it is advisable that you choose only one to avoid the stress of sitting for both the theory and practical examinations during your WAEC examination. Don’t forget that all trade subjects must always have a practical session.
Final Conclusion on Core WAEC Subjects.
Art students have subjects that are introduced specifically for them. Which is why I decided to list the core WAEC subjects and how they’ll affect your choice of course/profession.
The WAEC subjects for art students include subjects such as English language and mathematics (However, newly introduced subject such as Civic education is a new addition to this list of Waec subjects for art students). You can then proceed to use the optional subjects to fill up the quota.