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10 Tips for Passing WAEC (Physics, Chemistry, Biology)

As a science student, you're relieved as long as you can make 5 required subjects in your WAEC. Three of that, in most cases, are Physics, Chemistry, and Biology with English and Mathematics being the fourth and fifth respectively.

Biology, Chemistry, and Physics are so vital to many science courses out there. Hence, you should know how to walk yourself out of failing them.

In this post, I will be giving time-tested tips to prepare for and pass these three subjects, outstandingly, in the forth-coming WAEC. The tips here cut across the preparation stage and exam time.

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10 Tips That Will Help You Pass WAEC Physics, Chemistry, and Biology

Physics, Chemistry, and Biology - in the West African Examination Council (WAEC) exams can be challenging, but with proper strategies and tips, you can improve your chances of acing these subjects. Here are some tips for excelling in WAEC sciences:

  1. Understand the concepts: Focus on understanding the underlying concepts and principles of each subject. Don't just memorize facts, but strive to comprehend the principles and their applications.
  2. Review the syllabus: Familiarize yourself with the WAEC syllabus for each science subject. Pay attention to the topics, subtopics, and weightage of marks allocated to each topic.
  3. Practice past papers: Solve previous years' WAEC exam papers and practice questions regularly. This will help you get acquainted with the exam format, types of questions, and level of difficulty.
  4. Develop a study plan: Create a study plan that allocates enough time for each science subject based on the syllabus and your strengths and weaknesses. Stick to the plan and revise regularly.
  5. Master key equations and formulas: In Physics and Chemistry, there are key equations and formulas that you need to memorize. Practice applying them in different scenarios to reinforce your understanding.
  6. Enhance practical skills: Science subjects often involve practical, so practice performing experiments and answering related questions. Understand the steps, apparatus, and observations involved in practical.
  7. Review diagrams and illustrations: Biology and Physics often include diagrams and illustrations. Study and practice drawing them accurately, and be able to explain their significance.
  8. Understand examiners' expectations: Study the marking scheme and grading criteria used by WAEC examiners. Understand what they expect in terms of answers, formatting, and presentation.
  9. Seek help when needed: Don't hesitate to ask your teachers or tutors for clarification on any concepts or topics you find challenging. Form study groups with classmates to discuss and learn from each other.
  10. Manage time effectively: Practice time management during exams to ensure you have enough time to answer all the questions. Avoid spending too much time on a single question and pace yourself throughout the exam.


Passing WAEC Sciences (Physics, Chemistry, Biology) requires dedication, focus, and a strategic approach. By following the tips outlined above, such as developing a study plan, seeking help from teachers or tutors, practicing past questions, and staying focused during the exam, you can increase your chances of success.

Remember that success is achievable with hard work and determination, and with these tips, you are well on your way to achieving your academic goals.


Good luck!

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