Art Subjects for WAEC See List of Compulsory Subjects

Filed in Education by on April 29, 2021

If you’d be participating in the 2021 WAEC examination as an Art student, it is good you know the compulsory Arts subjects for WAEC. This will enable you to prepare for them and register appropriately. As you go through this post you’ll see the subjects and other details below.

Senior Secondary School in Nigeria are grouped into the Science, Commercial and Art arm. This is basically to groom students for the different aspects of life.

Students in the science arm/class are taught and trained with more focus on various sciences from their SS1 class to SS3. For those in the commercial class, more focus of their teaching is on business. While the art students deal more with social sciences and arts.

The West African Examination Council, WAEC has shaped its West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) according to the various fields (Science, commercial and art). On this page, you’ll see the compulsory WAEC subjects for art students.

You should get to know a little about the West African Examination Council (WAEC) before you go on to see the art subjects for WAEC 2021. Read on.

About the West Africa Examination Council

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) is an examination board established by law in 1952 to determine the examinations required in the public interest in the English-speaking West African countries.

It also conducts the examinations and award certificates comparable to those of equivalent examining authorities internationally. The council has contributed to education in the Anglophonic countries of West Africa.

The board also formed an endowment fund to contribute to education in West Africa through lectures and aid to those who cannot afford education.

WAEC’s vision is to be a world-class examining body that adds value to its stakeholders’ educational goals. Its mission is to remain Africa’s foremost examining body, providing qualitative and reliable educational assessment. READ MORE

Art Subjects for WAEC 2021

It is important that those writing the WAEC O level examination need to blend the required WAEC subject combinations and other subjects.

Only five (5) subjects are required to qualify you for admission into the WAEC WASSCE, but you need to add more courses from both science and commercial subjects to complete nine (9) subjects.

The compulsory subjects for art students in WAEC are:

  • Mathematics
  • English
  • Civic Education
  • Literature-in-English
  • History or Geography
  • Agricultural Science or at least one vocational subject.

After registering the above subjects, you can then pick from any of the subjects below to make it up to nine (9) subjects.

  • History
  • French
  • Nigerian Languages (Igbo, Yoruba or Hausa)
  • Music
  • Islamic Studies
  • Christian Religious Knowledge (CRK)
  • Dyeing & Bleaching
  • Photography
  • Painting & Decorating
  • Tourism
  • Visual Art
  • Catering Craft Practice
  • Clothing & Texture
  • Cosmetology
  • Food & Nutrition
  • Garment Making
  • Home Management

Best Subjects Combination for Art

  1. Mathematics
  2. English Language
  3. Civic Education
  4. Economics or Food and Nutrition
  5. Literature-in-English Language
  6. Government
  7. CRS/IRS
  8. Nigerian Languages (Yoruba or Igbo or Hausa)
  9. A trade subject

Top Secret to Pass WAEC Examination

Get the WAEC syllabus, study it and make sure you read based on the syllabus. Don’t leave any stone unturned. Make sure you cover every topic in the WAEC syllabus.

– Get WAEC Past Question Papers, study them and give yourself a test and see how far you can solve the questions. Remember, “No Question is New in this world.” Every question you may see coming to you already existed somewhere but because you are not versatile, you can not find it.

– The secret is WAEC always repeat the question, so do other examination like JAMB, NECO and GCE.

While in the Hall…

  • Make your short prayer before the question paper gets to you.
  • Go to the exam hall with two or more pen in case anyone disappoints you
  • First Write your Name, Examination Number and Center number
  • Read the instructions carefully and make sure you follow what the instructions say – Many people do Fail WAEC because of this reason.
  • Glance through the Question in few seconds and note all the questions you can answer very well.
  • Start with those ones you can answer very well. Please and Please Don’t waste your time trying to answer the ones you don’t know because you will keep on guessing the answer and you will run out of time.
  • Economize your time – Please don’t waste too much time solving one question. Be as fast as possible to finish before the stoppage time so that you can take your time to review all you have written.
  • Where you are asked to Attempt ALL question, please ensure you attempt all the question because you will have a bonus mark for attempting the question.


  • Use a diagram where necessary to illustrate or explain your point.
  • Comport yourself and be confident – please don’t let confusion come in your way through distraction from fellow students.
  • Ask a question to your teacher or supervisor or invigilator if you don’t understand anything. Never try to ask the question to your fellow student.
  • Make sure you don’t have anything implicative around you. Whether you keep it or it is there before you enter. Please remove them before your examiners start distributing question papers and answer sheet.
  • When you are through with all your question, don’t be in a hurry to pass your answer sheet and leave, rather take time to review your answers and correct any mistake.
  • Finally, ensure you submit your answer sheet yourself, Don’t pass it over to your fellow students to submit on your behalf.

These are the few tips which if you follow it religiously, you are sure to make parallel “A” in your WAEC and other exams.

I guess you will think they are simple but remember, simple things like this are most likely ignored and form the bedrock of success.

FAQs about the Art Subjects for WAEC

1. What is the WAEC Syllabus about?

Ans = It is a guide containing all WAEC approved topics in different subjects to enable candidates to prepare for the respective WAEC examinations.

2. Are the WAEC compulsory subjects only for Nigeria candidates?

Ans = No, it is not. These examination subjects are drawn up from the curricula of the West African Examinations Council’s member countries, WAEC.

3. How many sections does the WAEC Syllabus have?

Ans = The examination syllabus is divided into three sections: Sections A, B and C. Section A is for all candidate, Section B is for candidates in Ghana only and Section C is for candidates in Nigeria, Sierra Leone The Gambia and Liberia.

4. Please, is the WAEC 2021 syllabus available for all other subjects?

Ans = Yes, of course. The 2021 syllabus is available for all other WAEC approved subject. Go to our site and search for any other subject you need.

You can get updated information regularly concerning the 2021 WAEC subjects for art students by providing us with your phone number and email address in the comment box below. Also, feel free to ask any questions.

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